Audrey Bernice Booth
21 April , 1926 – 23 August , 2018
Audrey passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on August 23, 2018 at the age of 92.
Predeceased by her daughter Geraldine Joy Porteous, her father William Edward Anderson, her first husband Walker "Wally" Booth, her second husband Stanley Ray Porteous and her only brother Russell Edward Anderson.
She leaves to mourn her passing her children: Gale Scheelar (Irv); Audrey McWilliams (Robert); Ray Porteous (Lorraine) Stewart Porteous (Joanne); Tim Porteous (Delores); Rick Porteous (Lynda); Debbie Jordan (Dave) and William Stratton (Vanessa) and their families.
Audrey was born and raised in Winnipeg and grew up in the West end of the City. As a young girl she was involved with the Scottish Highland Games where she became a champion Scottish Highland dancer and won numerous trophies, awards, medals and cups. She excelled in various events such as the Scottish Sword Dance, Highland Fling and the Sailor's Dance. She began taking lessons at 4 years of age at St. Luke's Church. In total she won over seventy medals and five silver cups. At the age of 14 she won the Aggregate Cup of all the Scottish Games competitors.
At the age of 18 she joined the Canadian Womens Corps and was deployed to the United Kingdom performing in the Canadian Army Shows as a singer and dancer for a number of years.
Once back from the war Audrey took on the role as caregiver and managed and operated Care Homes in Winnipeg. Later Audrey resided at the Autumn House Retirement Home for 21 years where she made some very close friends.
The celebration of her 90th birthday with her family was a highlight for her. She received letters and congrats from provincial and federal dignitaries and Queen Elizabeth II (with whom she shared the same birthday)
Mother's life was not always an easy road to travel but she stayed strong in her convictions. She was a proud woman and was determined to hang on to her dignity and manage her life on her own terms.
Audrey loved watching sports on TV – golf, curling and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. She enjoyed reading fiction, crime novels and mysteries. She was a great story teller of her life's adventures. She kept up with current events and enjoyed watching and sharing movies of her era. She often would write her own crime stores and write of her time being in the army.
You are now at rest Mom. We send our love to you in the start of a new beginning for you where there will be no hardships, regrets and heartache.
Many thanks to the doctors and staff at Unit 4A Health Sciences Emergency Dept. for your kind and compassionate care.
Funeral service will take place at Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Avenue on Tuesday, September 4th at 10:00 a.m. A private family interment to follow.
- Memorial Service Tuesday, 4 September , 2018
Audrey Bernice Booth
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