Obituary of Earminie Elmertha Wagner
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Earminie Elmertha June Wagner (Dwyer)
June 28, 1944 - May 18, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce Earminie’s passing on May 18, 2023. She passed away peacefully in the hospital surrounded by family after battling a long illness. She is survived by her loving husband, John Godwin, her daughters Jacinda (Chris Bennett), Karena (Chris Wagner-Harper), beloved grandsons Brady and Collin, brothers Elmer (Lou Bressette), Roger (Lynn Shallow McHenry), Melvin (Sandra), and Don (Edna), along with special cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Family was very important to Earminie. She always made sure to show up for special occasions or events, no matter the distance she had to travel, to show her love and support. She would constantly boast about her daughters’ and grandsons’ accomplishments, never hesitating to tell them how proud she was of them and how much she loved them.
Everyone who knew Earminie seemed to have an instant connection with her, feeling as if she was an older sister, second mom, or dear friend. If you knew her, her door was always open, and you knew you were supposed to just come in and make yourself at home… if you knocked, you were sure to get an earful for not just walking in. She loved it when family and friends just dropped in for a visit.
She always had to have her hands busy doing some kind of crafts, painting, stitching cards, cross-stitch, knitting, etc. and spent many, many….many hours in her favourite room – the Craft Room – quilting. She always joked that if it involved using a needle and thread, she was probably going to pick it up as a hobby. She passed along her crafting addictions, teaching with excitement and patience and sharing her fabulous creations with others.
The family would like to thank all the nurses and doctors that were so kind to her along the way. She continually told us all how special you were during this time. By request, Earminie did not want a service or wake. There is an online guestbook on this website where we invite you to share your condolences or a special memory. If you would like to honour her life and memory, a donation can be made to The Canadian Cancer Society.