April (Elaine) Mary Heinl (nee Graham)

April 2, 1949 - May 7, 2020


It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Elaine Heinl at the age of 71, who passed away May 7, 2020 at the Niverville Heritage Personal Care Home with her greatest love, Paul by her side.

Elaine was born to the late Josephine (Susie) and Richard (Dick) Graham on April 2, 1949 and grew up in London, ON. She graduated from the St. Thomas Elgin School of Nursing in 1971 and worked there for a short period. She then moved to Manitoba where she met and married Paul in 1977 in Russell, MB. They raised two beautiful children throughout many communities in Manitoba before settling in Beausejour where she later retired.

Elaine’s love for curling, figure skating and community involvement were her passions throughout life. She was an amazing cook and looked forward to sharing a meal with friends and loved ones. Elaine was the most supportive and patient mother to her children and grandchildren.

Elaine was predeceased by her granddaughter Lillian. She is survived by her spouse Paul, her son Ian (Ashley), her daughter Erin (Rodney), grandchildren Evan, Oliver, Alexis, Lucas and Eric, her brother Richard (Arlene) and nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all the staff at the Heritage Life Personal Care Home in Niverville for their utmost care and support.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Elaine’s name to Cancer Care or Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba.

A celebration of life for all her family and friends will take place at a later date.

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