Helen Borton (Webb) passed away comfortably at her home surrounded by the love of her family. Left to remember her are her children; Doug (Cherie); Daryl (Danita), Debbie Emerson (Bob), Shannon Bodnarchuk (Doug), Darren (Barb), (Ken Mutcheson), Rhonda (Brett), brother Walter (Johannes); brother and sister-in-laws; Don and Marion Barber, Dennis Beaudin, Lynda Webb and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Ron, daughters, Laurie and Cheryl, parents Olive and Clifford Webb and her siblings and their spouses Margaret (Gord &Ward), Bill Webb, Don (Eileen) Norma (Kelly Smith) and Carol Webb; mother and father-in-law Louise and Herb Borton and sister-in-law Elaine Beaudin.
Mom was born in Portage la Prairie on July 30, 1934. She grew up on the Webb family farm in the High Bluff area. After she and her lifelong friend Beth Weber, completed their administrative training, they ventured to MacGregor to begin their careers, with Mom working at the law office. Soon after her arrival, she met Ron Borton. They were married in 1953 and together raised eight children. They first lived on the family farm in the Pathhead district but as their family grew and more space was needed, they moved into larger quarters in MacGregor.
Raising a large family on one income was no easy feat; Mom spent tireless hours devoted to her family, planting a large garden, providing home cooked meals and generally herding kids here and there. Many summers were spent at the seasonal site at Delta Beach. Mom was a loving wife and mother, a very proud and devoted grandmother and great grandmother who followed her family’s activities as an avid fan. We fought over her famous corn flake cookies and fudge. Thanksgiving was not complete without a piece (or two) of mom’s pumpkin pie. When we visited, we were always greeted with a hot meal, tea and treats such as butter tarts at the kitchen table.
As the kids left the nest, Mom started a new career as Home Care Coordinator in the MacGregor area. She worked with the home care team to enable area residents to live independently in their homes for as long as possible, a principle she was committed to until her passing.
After Dad’s passing in 1989, Mom had to readjust to life on her own. She was determined to continue to live in her own home and carry on. She continued to be a support for her family in many ways; assisting with grandchildren and great grandchildren as needed, keeping us all in a supply of knitted dishcloths and her incredible ability to have the birthday card arrive exactly on your birth date, considering the size of our family, this was a weekly event. Mom also curled and after she had won a few curling bonspiels, she moved on to hone her bowling skills. She was a competitive bowler who enjoyed the fellowship of her league members in Portage and Carberry. Mom enjoyed playing cards and was an active member of the MacGregor Senior’s Centre for many years. She was an avid supporter of Sprucedale Industries with her sales of Grey Cup tickets up until a week ago.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Omichinski for his support. In keeping with Mom's wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family Interment will be held. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to:
North Norfolk-MacGregor Foundation Inc
Box 696, MacGregor, Manitoba R0H 0R0
Winnipeg Humane Society
45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0R3
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North Norfolk-MacGregor FOundation Inc
Box 696, MacGregor, Manitoba R0H 0R0, AL
Winnipeg Humane Society
45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0R3,