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Born: Jul 30, 1922

Date of Passing: May 13, 2020

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On May 13, 2020, at Golden Links Lodge, Libra passed on peacefully at the age of 97 years.
Libra was predeceased by her husband Isidore (1986), son Peter (2004), father Guiseppe Vettas (1949), mother Mary Jane (1922), brother John (1974), sisters, Anne (2008) and Mary (2015).
Left to cherish her beautiful memory are her children, Anthony (Clemus) and Eugene (Debbie), grandchildren, Kevin, Allison (Corvin), Michelle (Jamie), and great-granddaughter Isla.
Mom was born in Stockton-On-Tees, England July 30, 1922. She met and married her husband Isidore while he was stationed in England during the Second World War. Mom left her home in 1946 and immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada where she and Isidore raised their family of three boys. Mom is now reunited with Dad and Peter in heaven.
Due to Covid-19 a private Funeral Mass will be held. Interment will follow at the Saint-Boniface Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the health care professionals that cared for Libra at the Golden Links Lodge.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Golden Links Lodge Manitoba, 2280 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg, MB R2N 3Z6.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I have known Libra for many many years. We met at Eaton's and remain friends all these years. We shared some cherished moments, some sad ones too, but manage to remain positive through it all because that's the strong and beautiful person she was. I'll miss her pep talk about like, her love for God, a very devoted catholic. I'll miss my visits with her on Birthdays, Mother's day, Christmas and regular days how excited and happy she would be to see me. I'll miss her dearly, and cherish her memory for ever! Girlfriend rest in peace... you deserved it. Iris and the Rowe family extend their condolences to the Bacon family. - Posted by: Iris Burt-Rowe (Beloved friend ) on: Jun 01, 2020

  • Tony,Eugene and family we are thinking of you at this difficult time.Our thoughts go way back to the family visits on Dunrobin Sincerely Gloria and Neil Payne - Posted by: Gloria Payne (Relative) on: May 23, 2020

  • Tony, Our deepest condolences in the loss of your mother.You were such an incredible son. She had every reason to be proud of you. She is now at peace and reunited with your Dad and brother. Again, our deepest sympathies. Garth and Lise - Posted by: Garth and Lise Draje (Friends) on: May 17, 2020

  • A much loved Aunt who will be very much missed by me and my family. We looked forward to her Sunday evening phone calls when she would tell us about her week and what she’d been up to. Her recall was fantastic and her family history information was invaluable. She brought long gone relatives to life and I never tired of hearing stories of her life as a girl in England, she was the last surviving member of the Vettas family and her passing brings great sadness. However she lived a good long life and she has earned her place now in heaven with her loved ones. May you Rest in Peace Aunt Libra. Our condolences to Eugene, Tony and families on losing your beloved mother ❤️ - Posted by: Judith Whyman nee Vettas (Niece) on: May 17, 2020

  • Thinking of you Eugene (and family). You have been such a devoted son, I know, and this will leave quite a hole in your life. That she lived to 97 was amazing, and she well deserves to rest now. Always hard to lose your Mom no matter how long they (and we) have lived, so we will be thinking of you. I will always remember the time Doug and I took took Libra and Lillian to Birdshill Park, and the image of the backs of those two tiny ladies chatting away, heads leaning together, ahead of us on the trail stays with me. And THAT was many years ago now. - Posted by: Elizabeth Mallett (Family friend.) on: May 17, 2020

  • Tony, Clemus, relatives and friends, my thoughts and prayers are extended to you as you grieve the passing of your beloved Libra. She had the opportunity to live a long life, but it is still very painful to have a loving mother and grandmother leave this earthly life. I am with you in these difficult times. - Posted by: Gabriel Levesque (Friend) on: May 16, 2020

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