In Memory of Sr. Margaret "Winifred" Brown

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Sr. BrownSr. Winifred died peacefully at Santa Maria Senior Citizens Home on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Winifred was predeceased by her parents Reuben George and Winifred Mary Farrell; and by all her siblings: a sister Catherine, two infant brothers and by her three other brothers, Wilfred, Charles Mervin and Jean Frances (Gene). She will be missed by her many nieces and nephews and by her sisters in the Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions of whom she was a member since 1946. Winifred received her early education at Kirby School in Estlin and at Notre Dame in Wilcox. She attained her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Notre Dame College in Ottawa and her B.Ed from the University of Manitoba. In 1969, she studied in London, England. Sister was active in Education for twenty three years as a teacher and principal, in Lebret HS and at Sacred Heart Academy and Marian High School in Regina, SK. Besides her teaching career, Winifred was deeply involved in her religious community, serving as local and provincial leader in Canada as well as General Secretary of the community in Rome. Winifred received recognition for her distinguished service to the Catholic Church. The medal, “Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice,” known as the “Cross of Hope” is the highest reward to lay people by the papacy. The last years of Winifred’s active life were ones of loving dedicated service to the elderly and sick sisters at Santa Maria, overseeing their care. The Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions are most grateful to Susan Askin of Spiritual Care and the nursing staff at Santa Maria for the compassionate, loving care given to Winifred. Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will take place at Christ the King R.C. Church, 3239 Garnet Street, Regina, SK, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Archbishop Emeritus James Weisgerber presiding. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to send a donation to the Mission Fund of the Sisters of our Lady Missions, 393 Gaboury Place, Winnipeg, MB, R2H 0L5