CECILE HERMINIE MAGER
Peacefully, surrounded by family it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cecile on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the age of 97 years, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Left to cherish Cecile’s memory are her son, Marc (Barbara); grandchildren Colette (Ed) Mukanik, Jean-Paul, Andre (Tammy), Allan Linklater Mager, and Thamer Linklater Mager; great- grandchildren Faith and Rylee Mukanik, Taylor Harrap, Meriena Kirsopp, Chantelle (Justin) Sawka, and Mitchel Cheverie. She was predeceased by her loving husband Victor (Vic) on January 13, 2005 after 64 years of marriage; infant grandson, Michael on March 14, 1967; parents Clara and Joseph; sisters Marguerite, Theresa, and Josie.
Born on October 13, 1917 in Maryfield, Saskatchewan, Cecile obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Manitoba and a Teacher’s Certificate at Manitoba’s Teacher’s College in 1937. She taught school in Fannystelle and Bruxells, Manitoba. On July 14, 1940 Cecile married Victor (Vic) Mager, whom she met while attending University. One son Marc Joseph, born February 5, 1942, blessed this union. After three years in Winnipeg, Cecile, Vic and Marc moved to Maryfield where they enjoyed farming for seven years. In November 1950 they moved to St. Charles where they purchased a farm. However, that was short lived as the City of Winnipeg spread out to the St. Charles area and large parcels of land were sold for real estate development. They retained their family home and small acreage where they enjoyed gardening and playing with their grandchildren. Once again their family home was sold to the City of Winnipeg, and they “moved” across the river to 6412 Roblin Boulevard. Sadly on January 13, 2005, Cecile’s loving husband Vic at the age of 88 passed into the Lord’s hands.
Cecile enjoyed the community of St. Charles Parish and accumulated many friends. An active member of St. Charles Parish and a member of the C.W.L., she loved art and had shown her hand in many paintings. Cecile loved to sew, and being only 4’10, her sewing machine was kept well-oiled for shortening all her clothes. Quilting was a great hobby too, Vic built her a rack and Cecile could be found hand stitching and stretching beautiful quilts. She taught her granddaughter, Colette, how to make her first quilt. In Cecile’s younger years, Barbara was there to take her shopping and peruse the paper for Bingo Halls. She was a devoted mother to Marc, who was always ready to answer Cecile’s first alarm button, no matter the time of day or night. She lavished in the love and care by Colette, teased Jean-Paul with his cooking, and looked forward to an electrical problem that Andre could solve on one of his many visits. She looked forward to the visits from her great-grandchildren and posted their art on her fridge and walls for display. Faith, Rylee and Taylor loved visiting with grandma and all had their own ways of showing their love as did Meriena, Chantelle and Mitchel. Cecile will be missed.
Mass of the Resurrection will be Celebrated on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, 320 St. Charles Street, Winnipeg, MB, with Rev. Fr. Paul Tinguely, presiding. Interment will follow in Assumption Roman Catholic Cemetery, 3990 Portage Avenue. Luncheon will be served by the Ladies of St. Charles Parish in the Lower Parish Hall following Mass, all are welcome.
Sincere thanks for the care mom and grandma received from Home Care and Deer Lodge Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind), 1080 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 3M3.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapels & Crematorium, 2157 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada 204.897.4665, is in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com
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