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Cremation has taken place. Private memorial service will be held at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mavis' memory to the Tabor Home Inc.  Inurnment to follow at the Chapel Cemetery Columbarium.
  

Mavis Emma Cram (nee Sandercock)

1929 – 2020 

Mavis Cram aged 91 of Morden, MB passed away peacefully Tuesday August 4, 2020 at Tabor Home with family by her side. 

She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 70 years, Don; her brother, Garry Sandercock and sister-in-law, Betty Sandercock. Don and Mavis were blessed with five children and their families who will cherish the countless memories such an energetic, loving and giving mother gave to each and everyone of them:

Ken (Joanne), Rick (Joanne), Betty (Collin), Karen (Glenn), Ron (MaryAnn); 11 grandchildren: Bryce (JulieAnne), Jessica (Mike); Kurt (Sarah), Derek (Adelle), Jerrett (Stephanie); Jason (Rebecca), Colby (Jasmine), Tyson (Janelle); Thomas (Yulia), William, Emma, nine great grandchildren: Zachary and Nicholas; Grant; Talia and Vivianne, Gage and Caden, John and James. She was predeceased by her brothers, Walter, Mel, Edgar, Bert, Doug and sisters, Marion and Velma. 

With such a large family and extended family there were many memorable gatherings, picnics and other family events where the most delicious food was consumed, and enormous fun and competitive games were enjoyed. Mavis was born at Free Mason’s Hospital on May 29, 1929 to William and Emma Sandercock. She was raised north of Morden and lived with her Aunt Dora and Uncle Bert from ages of 9 – 13. She was a busy teenager, helping at home, playing ball and going to dances while ensuring her grades were good enough for university After high school, Mavis moved to Winnipeg with friends and attained her Arts Degree at U of M.

After University, she returned to Morden where the casual courtship between her and Don blossomed, and they were married on June 22, 1950. They moved onto the Cram homestead farm located at 16-3-5 where they farmed together with Don’s brother, Bob until Don and Mavis decided to homestead their own farm in 1964 located at 21-3-5. Being a famer’s wife in the 50’s with a family of five meant working hard 16 hours a day cooking, baking, cleaning, gardening, butchering and caring for family and extra men during harvest. She believed in working hard and then playing hard and lived life to its fullest every day. When the work was done – it was time to play – (cards and parties with friends; dances, camping with family and attending every activity/event her children were involved in. When the farm work and bonspiels were done – then it was time to travel from Canadian coast –coast and down to the Caribbean and Hawaii). Sports (baseball, curling, golf) were always a passion for Mavis and she excelled at many of them, including a Provincial Curling trophy in 1992 at the Golden Girls provincial curling. Being involved in community was very important to Mavis. She was active in the United Church, Dunston, Parkhill Cheval community groups along with the Kinettes for many years. When the dust would settle, Mavis would relax in front of a large quilt or behind her sewing machine where she created countless children’s outfits, costumes and doll clothes. Her hands were never idle – as they always had a pair of knitting needles in them and her grandchildren were blessed with her beautiful sweaters and were warm and cozy with the numerous afghans. 

Mavis leaves a legacy of love and commitment to family and community; and a life that demonstrates her passion for living life to the fullest. She will be celebrated by friends and family as the most beautiful soul. 

A private family service Sunday August 9, 2020 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel in Morden with inurnment at Chapel Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mavis’ memory to Tabor Home Inc. 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

in care of arrangements

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