Laureen A. Nelson

1941 – 2022

With great sadness and Heavy Hearts, we announce the passing of my wife and best friend, mother, stepmother, grandmother, step-grandmother, G.G.

Laureen is survived by her Husband Ralph, daughter Trina (Steve), grandchildren Margo (Ryan), Haley, Mackenly (Nicole); stepdaughter, Marlene; step son-in-law, William; step granddaughter Marla (Scott); step great grandchildren Turner, Jace, Skye and step grandson Mathew; step daughter Rhonda (Don); step granddaughters Ashley, Ry; step son Jody (Melanie); step granddaughters Cadence, Bronwyn, Rhiannon. She is also survived by her sisters, Grace and Bea; brothers, Richard (Connie), Charlie (Darlene) and their families and many family and friends.

Laureen was predeceased by her stepdaughter, Jessie in September 2021.

Laureen was born in Swan Lake, Manitoba on December 08, 1941 and relocated into Winnipeg in her teen years where she completed grade 12 at St. John’s High School.  She was employed at several establishments before returning to RRCC to complete her accounting degree.  She finished her working years at Safety Centre until her retirement and life at Belair, MB.  She was an active volunteer as treasurer (and other volunteer) positions for many at the Senior Scene, Victoria Beach, MB.

The family would like to give many thanks to the staff of Pine Falls Medical and Hospital for their kindness.  Also the staff at Selkirk Hospital and the staff of CancerCare Winnipeg, Selkirk, Pine Falls.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations made in Laureen’s name to CancerCare, Pine Falls Medical Centre, Selkirk Hospital, or a charity of one’s choice.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no celebration at this time.  A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.

Friends and family are invited to share condolences and memories on Laureen’s memorial page by using the comment field below.

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5 thoughts on “Laureen A. Nelson

  1. Wendy and Jack Heidrick

    …so very sorry to learn about Laureen’s passing…as Lester Beach neighbours, we could often see her busy tending to flowers in her gardens along our walks…such a courageous battle she fought with Ralph always by her side…a quiet soul who will be missed…

  2. beatrice vincent

    My sister Laureen has been with me all my life and has been my support whenever I needed her. She was vibrant, generous, caring, and compassionate and her generosity extended outwards to all her family and friends.

    For the rest of my time on earth, I will feel Laureen’s presence in my heart. Go with God my beautiful sister. You have been such a blessing in my life. All my love until we meet again.

  3. Audrey & Lorne DeJaeger

    Ralph, We were so very sorry to hear of Laureen’s passing. She was a very special person and so kind. We remember when she gave us some Lupins for our garden. Laureen was quite the gardener, growing vegetables as well as flowers. We always had some conversations about them.
    We are thinking of you and your family, at this time. Hopefully we will be at our cabin in the next few weeks and will drop in to see you.
    Audrey and Lorne

  4. Sasha Petrie

    I have just read about Laureens passing. This definitely shocked me for she was so fit and healthy. I have not seen Laureen in many years but I have always remembered her. She was a great friend to me but sadly we drift apart and go other ways.
    Friends are never forgotten, and never will be. They stay with us .

  5. Janet Arnold

    Please forgive the late posting of this comment Ralph. I was so sorry to hear of Laureen’s passing. You were both so friendly and welcoming to Ed and I when we moved to Hillside. I know she will be sorely missed. It’s these very difficult times that we come to realize just how important the support of friends and family is and I am sure this will be a comfort to you. I know that Laureen will be remembered by many for the caring and giving person that she was.

    Sincere condolences, Janet and family

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