OBITUARY

Winnifred Marion Pope

1924 - 2021

Win was called home to be with her Lord and Saviour, whom she loves, in Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at the age of 97 years.

Win is lovingly remembered by her family; her sister Lois; Daughter Gwen and her children Paul (Kim), Candace (Rob), David (Marie); Son David (Ruth) and their children Chris (Lisa), Laura (Mike); Son Stephen (Colleen) and their children Diana (Curtis), and Christine (Cody); and great grandchildren Alex, Sofia, Waylon, Bethany, Dominic, Stephanie, and Isaac.

She was predeceased by her husband Don Pope, her brother Wilson Pacey, and son-in-law Jack Newton.

Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever”.

Thank you to all the staff at the Brentwood Care Centre for their compassionate care of our mother over the past 5 years.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to Gideon’s (https://www.gideons.ca/give/today).

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Margie & Don Stinton

31 March 2021

Dear Gwen, David , Stephen & your families
Please know that we are thinking of you as you celebrate & remember your mother. We have many memories over the years of both her & your father. Win was a dear lady, she always greeted us warmly with a smile.
As you know, Win was a very good friend to our mother, Marg Stinton. I know they shared many years of companionship along with other faithful Bethany women. Perhaps these wonderful ladies continue to share visits with each other in heaven!
Blessings to all of you,
Don & Margie Stinton

Betty Hunte

31 March 2021

My fondest memories of Winnie are her love and devotion to the Lord and her great gift of hospitality. She was one of the greatest if not the greatest cooks I have ever encountered. Her meals though perhaps simple were elegant. I also remember her in her high heel shoes. God Bless you all.
PS From Judy
Howard and I also have great memories of your Moms hospitality and friendship. Loosing a Mom is hard but we rejoice that we will see her again in glory!

Timothée Larribau

30 March 2021

Winnie Pope with my Mom, Nany Larribau, in 1980.
If the word « Canada » brings sweetness to my eyes and a smile to my lips, it is because Don and Winnie were Canada to me. They had the spiritual width of the Great Plains, the emotional beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the strength of the Great North and love pouring out like Niagara Falls. I love Canada because I love Don and Winnie, our dear friends with beautiful smiles, always thoughtful eyes, a faith that crossed all barriers.
Don and Winnie were visiting my parents in Paris when I was born. Winnie even stayed a little longer to help Mom after my birth. I love to think that Don and Winnie will be there when it’s time for me to walk through the Pearly Gates, because they were there when I came into this world and, by their life and love, pointed me to Christ.
Tim Larribau, from France

Barbara and Brian Butcher

29 March 2021

Dear Gwen and family, Brian and I are saddened to hear of your mom's passing. But it is comforting to know she is home with her Lord and Saviour and your dad and other family members. What a great hope we have to all be reunited one day in Glory. The memories I have of Winnie go way back to the 60s having lunch at your house after church. Your mom made the best mac and cheese casserole. She always had everything ready and set out so beautiful after church. Such a beautiful lady. Xoxo ❤️.

Bill Willis

28 March 2021

Mrs. Pope was an important person in my life. I first met her in 1970 when my Mom and I visited Montreal for a nurses reunion--we stayed with the Popes in their home in Montreal West. That was the beginning of a long friendship with the whole family including Steve, Dave and Gwen. In 1975 my parents moved to Japan and Mr. and Mrs. Pope looked out for us, inviting us for meals. They moved to Calgary in the late 70s and I followed, living in Calgary from 80-85, and again, Mr. and Mrs. Pope became my surrogate parents, looking out for me and helping me along my way. Their longstanding love, and Mrs. Pope's exemplary hospitality, was what touched my heart. As the years went by and I moved away, it was not possible to see much of Mrs. Pope, but I thought about her and her example. In 2019, I had the opportunity to visit Calgary; my chief aim was to see her. We had a lovely visit in her Brentwood home followed by a lovely dinner at Gwen's, very much in the style and elegance of Mrs. Pope's hospitality. She has now moved on, and a reminder for me to finish as well as she did. With love, Bill

Frances (Nak) Makofsky (Willis)

28 March 2021

I have very fond memories of all the wonderful meals we enjoyed at the Pope’s home in Montreal West. Mrs. Pope always treated us like royalty though we were only university students whose parents were overseas. Everything was done with such class from the silver to the crystal to the amazing food that was served on the finest china. I was greatly influenced by her wonderful hospitality and determined that when I had a home and had people over for a meal I would try and follow her example.

My mother Margaret who now lives with us wants to express her thanks to the Pope family for being a second family to us when our own parents were on the other side of the world.

Courtney Atkinson

27 March 2021

Mama Mia in Toronto with Auntie Winnie

Courtney Atkinson

27 March 2021

I will always remember Great Auntie Winnie for her pearls and heels. A graceful lady who was always dressed her best! I have such fond memories of her visiting Shelburne, ON with Paul. Those memories are so special that I will cherish forever. Those Pacey Girls sure made us laugh and they were always up for a grand adventure with Paul as their chaperone. Five years ago I was able to visit Auntie Winnie in Calgary and I am so glad I did! A visit I will always hold dear to my heart. Thinking of you all through this difficult time. She is with you all every step of the way. Praying for you Auntie Winnie.

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