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April 15, 1923 — November 16, 2018

Wavey Phyllis Winsor (nee Robbins) was born on April 15, 1923 in Springdale, Newfoundland.  She was the fourth of seven children born to Thomas and Patience (Colbourne) Robbins.

As a child, Wavey lived in many communities in Newfoundland such as Bishop’s Falls, Corner Brook, Botwood, Deer Lake, Bay Roberts, Fortune, and others where her parents were stationed as Salvation Army officers.

Wavey attended Memorial University to become a school teacher and returned to Deer Lake, teaching in a one room school at the age of seventeen.

In August 1948, she married Byron Winsor, also the child of Salvation Army parents.  Together, they raised three children, Paul, Ruth, and Glenda.

Wavey was a wealth of information on family members and friends and had a compulsion to maintain contact through telephone calls, birthday cards, and entertaining in her home. She loved to make us laugh with her infectious sense of humour and practical jokes.

Wavey was very active in The Salvation Army and enjoyed the fellowship of the ladies in the Home League, Bible studies, visiting the shut-ins, often taking them a bottle of her home-made jam.  She was constantly knitting baby suits and sweaters for the annual Home League sale and in her ‘spare time’ she knit baby suits for any and every new addition to her extended family, and especially for her grandchildren and great grandsons.

For many years Wavey was a volunteer at the O’Connell Centre, and visited the Interfaith Home, Long Term Care, Western Memorial Hospital, and Mountain View Estates.  She gained great satisfaction from feeding residents, baking, and making fudge and cookies for fund-raising as well as treats for the residents.  Wavey also logged many hours recruiting blood-donors on behalf of the Red Cross.

Due to failing health in 2013, Wavey and Byron left Corner Brook to reside in Kelowna, B.C. where Paul & Shirley had retired.

In her last 5 years, Wavey took great joy in the weekly visits of her granddaughter and two of her great-grandsons.  She could be seen using her walker as a hockey net while the young boys tried to score in between the ever-moving goal-posts!

Wavey passed away Friday, November 16, 2018.  She was pre-deceased by her husband, Byron, in 2017, and by all six of her siblings.  She is survived by one sister-in-law, Jean Robbins of Corner Brook.

She will be missed by her three children and their spouses:  Paul (Shirley), Ruth (Neil), and Glenda (Don); four grandchildren, five great-grandsons, nieces and nephews scattered across Canada and the USA, and numerous friends.

A graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Kelowna on Friday, November 23 at 1:30 p.m., officiated by Captain Darryl Burry, assisted by Major Jolie Boyarski, under the direction of Springfield Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Corner Brook Temple, O’Connell Dr., PO Box 20084, Corner Brook, NL,  A2H 7J5.

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Friday, November 23 at 1:30 pm

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery

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Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Corner Brook Temple, O'Connell Dr., PO Box 20084, Corner Brook, NL, A2H 7J5.


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The service for WINSOR, Wavey is scheduled for Friday, November 23 at 1:30 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery

1991 Bernard Ave. Kelowna, BC


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  • Steven Brown says:

    Paul, Ruth, Glenda,
    So sad to hear of the passing of your mother, She was a great lady. I remember staying with her and your dad while my Mom and Dad where away. She was always up for a bit of fun. Hugs an prayers to you all at this time.
    Steve Brown

  • Ruth and Dave Brown says:

    To the Winsor family
    We have so many wonderful memories of Wavey. She had a special place in our hearts. I was so blessed to be with her for her 95th birthday. She was a woman of faith and had a kind and caring spirit.
    We are thinking of you during these days.
    Ruth and Dave Brown

  • Christine Rideout RN says:

    So sorry to hear of Wavey’s passing. As an RN at the O’Connell Center in
    Corner Brook I saw how her visits were greatly enjoyed by the residents and staff alike. Her ready smile and sense of humour always helped to make their stay all the more pleasant. She will be greatly missed.

  • Loretta Batstone Bugden says:

    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have such fond memories of going to your house when we were children. Your Mom would make Dream Whip for us to put on our cake and we would eat in the living room on TV tables. May your memories make this difficult time a little easier. Hugs, Loretta

  • Doreen and Max Sturge says:

    Fine memories of this lovely lady. Following the birth of our daughter Sherri born in 1976 when we were the youth officers at Corner Brook Temple Byron appeared at our front door with a meal of a tasty stew for our supper that Wavey so thoughtfully prepared. I’m sure she did this for many others. We never forgot her kindness. …and her laughter!. God bless you all.

  • Rowena Hewlett says:

    Ruth and family so sorry to hear of your mothers passing.Because of her deep faith,love and compassion she will always be remembered by many.May you feel peace knowing you mom has touched so many lives.God bless

  • Christina Maschhoff says:

    So sorry to hear of your dear one’s passing.May God give you all comfort.Love in Christ,Gladys and Frank Maschhoff.

  • Helen Lundrigan says:

    Sending sincere condolences to you all and remembering how close our families were. Wavey kept in touch with me all these years and we shared memories and laughter every time. She always held a special place in my heart and I will remember her forever with much love. Well done good and faithful soldier….rest in perfect peace xxoo
    Helen Lundrigan

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