Caroline "Rae" Freeborn

June 23, 1926 - August 2, 2019

Burial Date August 29, 2019

Funeral Home Wojcik's Funeral Chapel


Peacefully, after a lengthy illness, we announce the passing of Caroline “Rae” Freeborn on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Riverview Health Centre with family by her side at the age of 93. Rae had been a resident of Winnipeg, MB for the last 45+ years after leaving the farm in Mather, MB.

Survivors to mourn the loss of this special lady are her sister Florence Elliot; grandchildren Melanie White (Barry), Scott Ransome (Caroline), Chris Ransome (Candace), Craig Ransome and Darcy Sparling; great grandchildren Mitchell Furgala (Alyson), Brett Furgala, Riley Furgala, Shane Ransome, Hope and Laura Ransome and great great granddaughter Shayden Rae Furgala; sons in law Bryan Ransome and Garry Sweeting. Rae will also be missed by several nieces, nephews and many friends especially those residing at Fort Garry Rotary Villa who were her second family for the last 11 years. She was predeceased by her husband Fred Freeborn and daughters Bonnie Ransome and Norma Sparling, sisters Margaret Sanders and Irene Cavers and her parents Gordon and Mildred Elliot.

Rae was a very proud veteran and loved her many years on the farm as well as baking for all her friends and family. The family would like to pass on a very special thank you to the amazing staff at CD-1 Riverview Health Centre.

There will be a private family graveside service at Brookside Cemetery “Field of Honour” with Rev. Don McIntyre on Thursday, August 29, 2019 followed by a luncheon celebration of life at Fort Garry Rotary Villa, 528 Hudson Street, Winnipeg at 12:30 p.m. for all friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

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