Winnie (Lee) DrierDecember 20, 1927 ~ January 24, 2021 (age 93)
Mrs. Winnie Drier of Pierson, MB. passed away peacefully at the Deloraine Health Centre on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the age of 93.
Winnie was born on the farm outside of Pierson to Henry and Janet Lee on December 20, 1927. She married Jerry Drier in 1949 and they began their farming career in 1951. Winnie was very actively involved in the farm, doing chores, hauling grain and tending to the cattle. She was often training to lead or grooming the cattle for the show or sales. Her yard and flowers kept her very busy in the summer and she also enjoyed baking, knitting and embroidery. Her oat cakes and matrimonial cake were favorites of many. After moving to town, she made blue jean quilts for the family. She ate healthy foods and exercised regularly, always going for a walk, even on the coldest of days. Winnie and Jerry traveled to numerous places over the years (England, Scotland, New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, and more). They even managed a few holidays after Jerry had his stroke in December of 1988. She was an avid local rodeo fan, first in Melita and then in Pierson. Family was important and she was always interested in her children (4), grandchildren (8) and her great-grandchildren (11) and also her extended family of nieces and nephews. She knew everyone's birthdays and anniversaries. Winnie was quiet, reserved, honest and generous to all.
Winnie is survived by three daughters, Trudy (Jack) Wray, Penny (Ray) Clark and Debbie (Gerald) Pierrepont; one son, Sandy (Melanie) Drier; eight grandchildren: Darin (Elana) Wray (Hanna, Owen); Rhonda (Calvin) Martin (Axton, Kinsley); Eric (Erin) Clark; Evan (Sally) Clark (Cooper, Rodney, Madison); Brittany (Nick) Filuk (Eli,Cole); Shawn (Kellen) Pierrepont; Taylor (Bryce Merkley) Drier; Colt (Sawyer) Drier (Finleigh), and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held at a later date. The interment will take place at the Pierson Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Winnie can be directed to the Edward Sports Complex or the Pierson Cemetery Fund.