Jeffrey Frederic Pedersen

Jeffery Frederic Pedersen

1925 – 2007

Pedersen, Jeff2.jpgOn Sunday, June 17, 2007 at Boundary Trails Health Centre Jeffery Pedersen aged 81 years of Morden, MB, formerly of Manitou went to his eternal rest.

Jeffery was born on October 17, 1925 to Oscar and Alice (nee Dayborn) Pedersen the second youngest of 5 children (2 sisters and 2 brothers).  In 1930, because of the Depression he moved to Winnipeg in search of work.  He returned to La Riviere in 1933 where he worked for the CPR.

He met Margaret McCauley in September of 1946 and they were married June 1, 1947.  The young couple lived in Manitou until the fall of 1948 when they moved to the McCauley family farm in the Middleton district.  Here they raised 5 children (4 daughters and 1 son).  They sold the farm to Larry Seymour in 1981 but continued to live on the farmyard until 1985.

Jeffery also worked for Tupperware in Morden for 2 years and at the chicken barns in Manitou.  He retired to Manitou in 1985 and moved to Morden in 2003.  They lived there until Margaret passed away May 11, 2006 after a lengthy illness.  They were married for just 3 weeks short of 59 years.  And then on February 14, 2007, he married a long-time friend, Mary Penner and they enjoyed 4 months of happiness together.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Mary of Morden; 4 daughters, May and Chuck Vidnes of Carberry, Mary and Fred Figura of Peachland, BC, Linda and Ken Hosea of Morden, Fran and Ted Knox of Miami; 1 son, John and Chris Pedersen of Morden; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren as well as 1 sister, Eileen and Gordon Bryson of Sidney.

He was predeceased by Margaret as well as 1 sister, Elsie Haws and 2 brothers, Harry and Harold and grandson, Duane Figura.

Funeral service was held on Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 2:00 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church in Manitou.  Interment took place at Manitou Cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Jeffery’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association 102-310 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0S6.

 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements. 

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