Winnifred Agnes Louise GUSEK

Mrs. Winnifred Agnes Louise Gusek

formerly of Rimbey, passed away in the

Bethany Care Centre at Sylvan Lake,

Alberta on Sunday June 5, 2005 at the age

of 91 years.

Born and raised in London, England, Winnifred received

her education in England and trained as a registered nurse

at Royal Northern Hospital in London. During W.W. II,

Winnifred met Gus Gusek. They were married on April 17,

1943 at St. Mary’s Parish Church in London. Chloe and Penny

were born in the United Kingdom.

In 1945, the family moved to Canada. They settled in

Lacombe and later began farming in the Rimbey area. Mervyn

was born while the family lived in Lacombe and Pat and

Janet were born in Rimbey.

While living in Rimbey, Winnie returned to her passion,

nursing and worked at the old three way hospital and the

Rimbey General Hospital. She retired in 1978. They continued

to live in the Rimbey area, spending a few years in Strathmore,

Alberta and finally returning to the Rimbey Lodge. Gus

passed away in 2003 and Winnie moved to the Bethany

Care Centre in Sylvan Lake.

Predeceased by her loving husband Gus, her parents; George

and Anna Doig, one step-sister; Patricia Catherine and one

step-brother; Ian Patterson, Winnie is survived by her loving

family, four daughters; Brenda Chloe (Darryl) Lester of

Sylvan Lake, Penelope Cumberland of Medicine Hat, Janet

McLean of Edmonton, Patricia (Dennis) Fox of Lucky Lake,

Saskatchewan, one son; Mervyn (Lorraine) Gusek of Rocky

Mountain House, Alberta, twelve grandchildren, eleven great

grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held from the Rimbey United Church

on Friday June 10, 2005 at 2:00 PM. Inurnment followed in

the West Haven cemetery Rimbey, Alberta.

If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to

Amnesty International or the Canadian Red Cross.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Wilson’s Funeral Chapel serving Central Alberta with

locations in Rimbey and Lacombe in charge of the

arrangements. Phone: (403) 843-3388 or (403) 782-3366

“ A Caring Family, Caring For Families “

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