Doreen passed away peacefully at the Neepawa Hospital, surrounded by loved ones, on June 1, 2019.
Doreen leaves to mourn her husband Ernest, her children, Laura Frechette, Les Mauthe (Diane), Gerald Mauthe (Dianna), Ralph Mauthe (Karen) and Denise Butler. Her grandchildren: Michelle, David, Patrick, Blake, April, Clorissa, Travis, Carson, Tyler, Jill, Allyse, Jeff and Katelyn. Her great grandchildren; Jocelyn, Kate, Gerry, Allie, Luke, Lochlan and Doreen’s brother, Harold Single.
She was predeceased by her parents John and Ida Single, her siblings Frieda Dilk, Martha Wutzke, Gottlieb Single, Paul Single and Otto Single.
Doreen was born Nov 1, 1933 in Waldersee, Manitoba, the youngest of 7 children. After growing up on the family farm, she moved to Winnipeg in 1952 where she worked at the old Concordia hospital as a nurse’s aide. On August 22, 1953, she married Ernest Mauthe and in 1955, they moved back to Waldersee to farm. There they raised their 5 children and Doreen took on the various tasks of farm-life: being a homemaker, raising the kids, driving grain truck and being part of the Waldersee community. Mom sewed a lot of the clothes for her young family, cared for a large garden, did the canning, milked the cows, chauffeured her kids to various events and prepared great meals and even better desserts! She also loved reading and was a master at knitting and crocheting. Mom curled during the winter months and continued to do so well into her late 70's. Besides being an avid curling fan she also enjoyed watching the Winnipeg Jets on TV.
Mom and Dad moved to Neepawa in 1996 where she once again became involved in the community volunteering at the Lily Festival, Inner Wheel and Country Meadows. Over the years they travelled with their camper across Canada, and the USA including Alaska.
Mom loved her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. They brought her great joy and was actively part of their lives.
Doreen will be missed by all those who knew her.
The family would like to thank Dr Milligan, Dr Cram, Mary-Ellen Clark, and the nursing staff at the Neepawa hospital for the great care during her last days. To those who stayed with Mom overnight when family wasn't able and to friends, neighbors and family who helped out and came to visit, It meant a lot to Mom and all of us.
Doreen requested that people make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
Canadian Cancer Society
193 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 2B7,