Audrey Glenda (Kvien) Flaten Thompson passed away on September 21, 2020 at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, MB at the age of 83.
Audrey leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Donald of Vita, MB; children Joan (Greg) Dahl of Salol, MN, Beverly (TJ) Patrick of Indianapolis, IN, Harlan (Sharran) Flaten of Vassar, MB Betty (Curtis) Thompson of Piney, MB, Gary (Karla) Flaten of Lorette, MB, and Wade (Anita) Thompson of Lac du Bonnet, MB. Audrey will be missed by her 11 grandchildren, Sara (rene), Jason (Kristi), Rayeann (Brett), Brett (Jo Anne), Danica, Leah (Darrin), Brooke (Chase), Darcy (Collin), Taniele (Eric), Kelly (Josh), and Carly (Ryan); 17 great grandchildren; and also left to mourn her passing are her siblings, Mary Storo, Sally (Gordon) Erickson, Jackie (Karolyn) Kvien; sister-in-law Martha (Vernon) Haaby; sister-in-law Lorraine Kvien; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Flaten; parents, Olaf and Myrtle Kvien; son Blair Thompson; siblings, Donald Kvien, Marilyn Flaten, Robert Kvien, Carolyn Tendeland; and parents-in-law Gilbert and Ida Flaten.
Audrey was born and raised in Pinecreek, MN to Olaf and Myrtle Kvien on October 5, 1936. She attended school in Pinecreek, Ross, and later graduated from Roseau High School in 1954. She married Albert Flaten in 1955 and together they operated their family farm while raising their 5 children. Once their children were older, Audrey went on to work at Polaris where she worked for about 10 years.
After the death of her first husband, Audrey met Donald Thompson and they were married on December 21, 1974. Shortly after, they moved to Piney, MB where they owned and operated the Boundary Inn and later Thompson's General Store until retirement.
Audrey was happiest spending time with her family and friends, She was well known for her delicious baking and cooking. Nothing brought her more pleasure than having family and friends over for a meal or cup of coffee, lefse, or homemade bread or cinnamon buns. You always left her house with a full belly and with a care package of goodies. Grandma Audrey's "round eggs" on homemade toast will remain a favorite memory for her grandchildren.
Audrey loved the outdoors and spent much of her time cutting wood, gardening, and canning for her family and friends. She enjoyed cross stitching, crocheting, and mending. Summers at their cabin at Buffalo Point provided many wonderful memories of fishing campfires, and family fish fry's.
Audrey always had a smile for everyone. Rest in peace Mom. We love and miss you.
Her family invites you to join them for a Memorial Service on Saturday, June 25th at 11:00am at the Pinecreek Church with a lunch to follow.