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CARRIE FALKINGHAM (née JOHNSON)
Born: Sep 30, 1922
Date of Passing: Mar 25, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
September 30, 1922 - March 25, 2021
She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Jim (Gwen) of Toronto, Lance (Veronica) of Halifax, Debbie (Bill) of Alberta and Rob (Maureen) of Winnipeg, and nine grandchildren, Chris (Poornima), Melissa (Durwin), Carrie (Jay), Scott, Ryan (Teresa), Steven (Karen), Jessica (Chad), Dale (Michele) and Judy. She waited patiently for great-grandchildren and, eventually, they came in spades with Sam, Katie, Colton, Brooklyn, Aurora, Henry, Madison, Lincon and Martin joining her family, each holding a special place in her heart. She was looking forward to more great-grandchildren including another this summer. Carrie is also survived by other family members across Canada and in Sweden. Carrie was predeceased by Stan, her loving husband in 1999, her brother Albin (Gladys), and her parents, Elis and Eva Johnson.
Carrie was born at home in Stephenfield, Manitoba 98 years ago. Her family homesteaded near Nora, Saskatchewan in 1922 when she was only six weeks old. As a young child, she developed her strong work ethic through her farm chores and the example set by her parents. She attended Normal School in Moose Jaw during the Second World War where she received her teaching certification. She taught in one-room school houses for five years in and close to Nora, Saskatchewan.
Carrie met Stan at a Christmas Concert when they were 11 years old. Their relationship grew over the years and they were married in 1944. They settled on a farm south of Nora with their young family. In 1958, they moved to Manitoba where Carrie continued her career as an elementary teacher. She taught at Britannia School in St. James until her retirement in 1979. She and Stan spent many happy years in Paradise Village and their winters in Texas with friends. Carrie was a member of North Kildonan United Church and lived at Concordia Village for the last 11 years.
Carrie was a gentle, kind and strong woman with a smile for everyone. She was loved by family, friends, and everyone she touched. Mom will always live in our hearts and cherished memories.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Health Sciences Centre for their care, support and compassion in Carrie's final days.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in support of Type 1 Diabetes Research through JDRF at https://www.jdrf.ca/
A private service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021. You are invited to join us virtually by accessing the livestream link at www.greenacresfuneralhome.com in the upcoming services tab.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 03, 2021
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
I was in Stan Falkingham's Grade 8 class at Britannia School and he and Carrie would stop along Ness Avenue and pick me up up on a cold winter day walking back to school after lunch. So unbelievably kind of them. In later years I met Carrie again through a mutual friend and sometimes when I was visiting in Winnipeg, Carrie would come out and have coffee and a visit with us at Tim Horton's. She was a lovely and gracious lady who will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Lisa Martin nee Genthon (Friend) on: Apr 07, 2021
My brothers and I all went to Britannia school. One day my older brother who had Mr. Falkingham, came home and said he was looking for a home for their dog. They felt it was unfair to leave her home alone all day. That is how we got our first pet, Pinky. We loved her very much. I remember Mrs. Falkingham as being a lovely lady. I’m glad she had such a wonderful, long life. My condolences to you all. - Posted by: Margaret Dykes nee Hill (Friend) on: Apr 06, 2021
My condolences to Jim, Gwen, Rob, Maureen and all of the family. I never met your Mother but I know she was very loved and you all held in very high regard. Thinking of you all during this sad time. Judy Borus - Posted by: Judy Borus (Friend) on: Apr 05, 2021
My sincere condolences to Rob and Maureen and family. - Posted by: JUDY SHKOLNY (Co worker of Rob) on: Apr 05, 2021
Mrs. Falkingham was my grade 4 teacher in 1959 at Meadows, MB. I always remember her warm smile and pleasant manner. A wonderful lovely lady. Condolences to her large family. Gerry Norberg - Posted by: Gerry Norberg (Teacher) on: Apr 04, 2021
I remember your mother as a very Kind & dedicated teacher. She taught me @ Britannia, as did your Father in Jr. High. R.I.P - Posted by: peter penman (student) on: Apr 03, 2021
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