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Fern Edna (Stinson) Flatt

December 25, 1935 ~ October 23, 2018 (age 82)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of wife, mother, and grandmother, Fern Edna Flatt at her residence in Gladstone on October 23, 2018.  Fern was born December 25, 1935 along with her twin sister Shirley, to John and Edith Stinson at Portage la Prairie.  Tragically their mother passed away the day after.  Fern and Shirley were raised in the Tupper district by aunts Edna and Dora until 15 when they moved back home with their dad and older brother Graham.  Fern and Arnold met and they were married November 1958 and started farming in the Plumas district.  Together they had one child, Barbara.  They farmed in the Plumas district until moving to Gladstone. 

Mom enjoyed the outdoors, always growing and harvesting a large garden every year and with lots of chores including milking cows.   She loved golf, bowling, and curling with her friends in many bonspiels and also playing bingo and a good game of cards with family on Sunday get togethers.   One of Mom’s other favorite past times was watching baseball on TV and she took great pride in watching her grandson curl when she was able to go or later in life when her health deteriorated, she would keep up by way of telephone.  Mom was a fun loving person who cared about everyone.  Mom and Dad were loving parents who would have celebrated their 60th anniversary next month. 

Fern was predeceased by her sister Shirley; brother Graham; and sister-in-law Simone.  Mom leaves to mourn her husband Arnold of 59 years; daughter Barb (Ed) Grumpelt and grandson Tyler (Joellene); brother-in-law Lawrence Olson; sister-in-law Joyce Scott; brother-in-law Don Flatt, many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Mom we will love you and miss you forever.  

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