Celebration of Life for Lena Grunwald Graveside

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma at the Riverview Health Centre. Lena was predeceased by infant daughter Debra (1968); husband Henry (1986), dad Albert Remillard (1971); mom Amanda Remillard (1994), father-in-law Joseph (1977); mother-in-law Helen Grunwald (1994); brothers Danny, Andy, Rollie, Ray, brothers-in-law Bill and Ron. Lena is survived by son Michael, daughters Eileen and Linda (Craig), grandchildren Ashlie (Joel), Kayla (Kevin); great-granddaughters Kinsley and Nora. Along with sisters Denise, Bernice (Roy) Del ; brother-in-law Harold (Pat). Along with many nieces and nephews. Mom grew up in St Malo on the family farm with her seven siblings. Growing up she went to school during the day, and tended to the farm in the evening. She had many friends and was soon introduced to Henry (husband), fell in love , moved to Winnipeg, got married, and resided in Ft. Garry for 57 years. A family soon followed, Mike, Eileen and Linda. In 1986, Henry passed away, Mom soon found work at Gemini Fashion as a seamstress, she was very talented, until she retired in 2003. Granddaughters Ashlie (Eileen and Tom) and Kayla (Linda and Craig) were born, she watched them grow and flourish and cherished them very much. Mom enjoyed going to her cabin at St Malo, playing cards, and being with the family. She loved Bingo, watching her stories and hosting boxing day breakfast. Great-Grandkids were born, Nora (Kayla and Kevin) and Kingsley (Ashlie and Joel). Mom was able to meet the great-grandkids and we got the opportunity for a family photo which will live in our hearts forever. She is now holding hands with Henry in heaven. Message from Ashlie ~ I will always be thankful and cherish my Sunday mornings out at St Malo growing up and going over first thing in the morning to have breakfast and spend that time with her, just the two of us. Forever in our hearts and memories. Message from Kayla ~Thinking of all the times going to the lake playing cards and catching her cheating at Rummy. Setting up the Christmas tree, and then Grandma would rearrange the ornaments as soon as we left. I will never forget the way she looked at Nora and how happy she was to meet her. I will never forget you. In lieu of flowers and cards, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you.

A.A. Milne