Obituary – Thelma Faye Payne

Thelma Payne
Thelma Payne

Thelma Faye Payne [Beamish] of High Prairie, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Sept. 14, 2016 after a brief illness at 88 years of age.

Faye was born April 6, 1928 in Shoal Lake, Man. and was one of 11 children. Faye met Jerry Payne in High Prairie when they were still in school. They were married in 1949 and together they raised three sons: Pat, Gordon and Marty, at their farm south of High Prairie.

Faye was known for her hard work and dedication to her family. Her cooking, canning, and apple pies will not be forgotten by any who had the pleasure of sampling them. She also enjoyed horses, her flower beds and vegetable garden.

Faye was predeceased by: her husband, Jerry; and her son, Pat.

Faye is survived by: her sister Evelyn [Jimmy] Babkirk; her sons Gordon and Marty and their families; along with numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Our family would like to thank Faye’s friends and neighbours at the Golden Age Apartments in High Prairie for their caring and friendship. She valued this very much in her time there. We would also like to thank the staff at the Chapel of Memories for their assistance and professionalism during a difficult time.

Faye was adamant about not having a funeral service. At her request, her ashes along with those of her son Pat, will be buried next to her husband Jerry’s on the family farm overlooking the river valley in the spring.

Faye was a very kind loving woman who is missed by many.

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