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Rena Gudlaug Arksey

June 8, 1926 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 95)


    Mom passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9th. She is survived by her four sons, Walter (Barbara), Barry (Brenda), Gerald (Candis), and Harley, her sister Blanche, her brother Robert (Fern), her sister in law Cathy, her grand children Marieka (Patrick), Natasha, Christopher (Laurie), Trevor (Nadine), Linda (Martin), her great grandchildren Caleb, Mackenzie, Charlotte, Samson, Henry, Adam, Jessa as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

She is pre-deceased by her sisters Sigga, Louise, brothers Tom, John, Francis, daughter in law Mary and her special friend Earl. 

Mom was born and raised on the farm in Langruth, Manitoba. She attended the Big Point School where her mother was her first teacher. She enjoyed helping out around the farm and said that she had so much fun just playing around at home with her brothers and sisters.

She went on to work at the Royal Bank and the Post Office. She was a dedicated mother who raised four boys on her own during very trying times.

She enjoyed her volunteer work with the United Church Ladies and Legion Ladies Auxiliary where she was a member for over 70 years.

Mom was a very caring person and her direct personality did not leave you guessing as to what she was thinking.

Her memory was impeccable. If we ever got into a discussion about who lived where or who was related to whom, all we had to do was phone mom.

Mom was proud of her boys, and made sure that they did not forget their family roots.

She really enjoyed getting together with people, especially at family events.

In 2016, she moved to Victoria Place in Macgregor, where she made many new friends. Hazel visited with Mom every night and they even watched some hockey games together, which was an accomplishment because Mom was not that fond of hockey.

We would like to thank all the health care workers at the St. Claude Health Centre who provided care for mom until her passing.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Langruth United Church, Box 232, Langruth, MB ROH ONO or the Big Point Cemetery, c/o Lydia Johnson, Box 81, Langruth, MB ROH ONO.

Service to be held on Wednesday, June 8th at 2 pm at the Langruth United Church. Reception to follow at the Community Hall.



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Funeral Service
June 8, 2022

2:00 PM
Langruth United Church
200 Main St
Langruth, MB R0H 0N0
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