Elaine Common

Elaine Common

Thursday, July 17th, 1930 - Sunday, January 24th, 2021
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Edythe “Elaine” Common. With great sadness the family announces Elaine passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Riverdale Personal Care Home with family by her side. Elaine was born July 17, 1930 in Bradwardine to Bill and Gladys Graham. She resided in Bradwardine other than a few years she spent teaching in Douglas, MB. On December 9, 1950, Elaine and John Common were married on the Graham farm. They moved into their home in Bradwardine and raised their growing family. Many lifelong friends were made in those years. Mom was a devoted community volunteer, cooking or working at the many small town events. Her baking and canning was enjoyed by many, especially her family. In 1972 the family moved to Rivers. Mom loved the family get togethers - always big and noisy, and time spent with their group of friends. Playing cards, board games with friends, watching curling, or most important, her bingo nights were the pleasures she enjoyed most. Mom was a kind, strong and gentle woman who enjoyed the simple things. Mom, you will be remembered for your gentle soul, caring heart and unconditional love. Left to cherish and honour her memories are children Janice (Bruce) Walker, Jo-Anne (Bob) Curry, Graham (Peggy) Common, Duane (Audrey) Common and Shannon Neal. Also remembering grandma with love are Wally (Carla), Meaghen (Cory), Jonathon (Tiffany), Brady, Wyatt (Sam) and Kylie, as well as great grandchildren Rachel, Kyle, Kaedyn, Landen and Bennett. She is also survived by sister Sandra (Chuck) Moody and many special nieces and nephews. Elaine was predeceased by her husband Johnny of 64 years, son Darrell, infant son Malcom, parents Bill and Gladys Graham, brother Garry and in-laws on both sides. We would like to thank Dr. Anita Vermaak for the exceptional care you gave Mom. Also a big thank you to the Riverdale Personal Care Home for your dedicated care of mom; we will be forever grateful. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Elaine may be made to Riverdale Personal Care Home, Activity Department, Box 428, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 or Heart & Stoke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5.
“In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place no one else will ever fill.”
Rest in Peace Mom
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Winnie Baumung

Posted at 09:02pm
My condolence to you Joey,Bob and family on the passing of your Mother.Keep your memories close.

Bonny Taylor

Posted at 08:52pm
I will always remember Mrs. Commons sitting at the table next to Mama, shaking her head and laughing at the comments being made about the bingo caller. I used to love going to bingo with everyone because of all the fun “the ladies” had. Those memories always make me smile, and that is how I’ll remember her - with a smile.
Sincere condolences to all the family.

Brenda Curry

Posted at 07:28pm
Joey & Bob & family - so sorry to read of your Mom’s passing. It is so sad to lose a family member. She was a wonderful lady.
Brenda & Barry.

B Black Posted at 11:14am

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I remember our times at Bradwardine. Your family were friends with my mom and dad, Lawrence and Verna Koroscil. My condolences to your whole family.

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