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Posted: 07/16/2019 5:03 PM
RHONA LEE DUNDAS
Aug. 5, 1971-July 9, 2019
Rhona Lee Dundas, age 47, of La Broquerie, MB, passed away after a battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at her residence in La Broquerie.
She is survived by her husband Darren, her daughters Madison (Tyson) and Paige, along with her mother Sharon and her husband Cliff Irvine, mother and father-in-law Vern and Karen Dundas, sister-in-law Michelle Rosenberg (Paul [Emma, Noah]), uncle Tom (Trudy) Castles, Herb Kelln (Viola) and numerous cousins.
She was predeceased by her father Clarence Kelln and grandparents Les and Kay Castles.
Born prematurely, Rhona entered this world a fighter on Aug. 5, 1971.
On Sept. 5, 1992, Rhona and Darren began their adventure as husband and wife.
Rhona got her business administration degree at Lethbridge Community College in May 1995. Their first daughter Madison was born Sept. 21, 1995 followed by their second daughter Paige four years later on May 27, 1999. In 2005, Darren, Rhona and the girls moved to La Broquerie, MB. Rhona began working for the City of Steinbach in September 2005. With her outstanding work ethic and commitment she became the senior manager of Corporate Services.
In May 2017, Rhona was diagnosed with breast cancer. She endured chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, and in February 2018, Rhona was cancer free. In March 2019, Rhona was again faced with her greatest fear as the cancer had returned with a vengeance and this time not treatable. Despite her strong stubborn character, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, with her family and friends by her side, Rhona’s fight ended.
A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Steinbach, MB.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rhona may be made to Southern Health - Santé Sud (memo line: CancerCare Steinbach), Box 470, La Broquerie, MB, R0A 0W0.
Special thanks to all the doctors, CancerCare/palliative care, family and friends throughout this journey.
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel 1-204-346-1030 or 1-888-454-1030; www.birchwoodfuneralchapel.mb.ca.
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