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Grace Ethel Single

July 7, 1929 ~ March 4, 2021 (age 91)


On swift wings Heaven welcomed another angel Thursday March 4, 2021.  Grace Ethel Single (Armstrong) at Luther Home in Winnipeg, MB. at the age of 91.   She was a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother & friend to many.   Left to cherish her memory are her three children    daughter Lois Gower;  sons -   Neil (Baozhu Li) and Grant Single.  Eight grandchildren  -   Rosalie Gower Baldwin (Sean), Matt (Léanne) and Andrew Gower, Adam (Kristen) & Eric Single,  Christine Cyr (Kirk), Lauren Single (Tanner) and Alyssa Single (Ethan).  Seven great-grandchildren:  Nicholas Gower, Léo and Zoé Gower, Cheyenne, Isabelle, Colt Single’s and Hayden Read.    Nephew Lyle Armstrong (Arlette), Lyle’s mother Pauline Paulson and Grace’s  brother-in-law Harold Single (Gail) along with cousins and many nieces and nephews.   She was pre-deceased by her husband of nearly 58 years Gottlieb August 23, 2006, her parents Clarence George and Elizabeth (Stewart) Armstrong;  three brothers – Douglas (Anna), Harvey and Murray.      

 She was born July 7, 1929 at Mekiwin, Man. the third child  to Clarence and Elizabeth (Stewart) Armstrong.  She then moved with her family to the Armstrong family homestead that her dad had purchased from his father.  She attended Deseronto School grades 1-8, Plumas & Gladstone for high school and Tuxedo Armories in Winnipeg for a six week teacher training course.  The term of 1946-47 she taught at Grassy River School near Waldersee, Man. and worked in the restaurant in Glenella after teaching.   It was while living in the area that she meet the love of her life Gottlieb Single, they where married October 1, 1949 and she became a farmers wife.  Mom loved to garden & can,  sew – making clothes, patchwork quilts, for any and later years diapers, face clothes, etc. for the church missions; to knit all kinds of things – a lot of curling sweaters (winter time at Deseronto School all the students sat around the wood stove in the afternoon and learning to knitting and make socks for the soldiers while the teacher read to them).  She was a great cook and baker, an active member of Christ Lutheran Church Waldersee, a Sunday School teacher there, did substitute teaching over the years including at Grass River Colony when they first started the colony, Glenville Seniors – volunteering on a lot of committees there, bingo, watching curling, volunteering for everything, on many event planning committees, spent four years with several others putting together the Glenella & Districts Tracks of Time history book and advised on the putting together of “More Tacks of Time” .  She loved visiting with family and friends was most often the first person to welcome new comers to the neighborhood with a fresh made cake or muffins.  Nothing made her happier than being with her children, grandchildren, & great-grand children.  She will always be loved and greatly missed by her family,  friends and acquaintances.  Her family wishes to say a very special thank you to her numerous caring Home Care Workers & sometimes Nurses who tended to her while in her apartment and to the Luther Home staff who gave her such great care the four months she was there.  Job well done everyone.


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