Passed on February 28, 2019

Colleen Anne Oughton, born June 18,1953 passed away February 28, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. As in life she met this battle with grace and a unrelenting determination. Colleen is predeceased by her parents, Bert and Ivy Ritchie. Left to celebrate an amazing life are her husband of 44 years, Alan, her children Torie (Chris), Brette (Corey), and Chad (Tara) and her 6 precious grandchildren, Sawyer, Bronson, Blake, Cal, Hudson, and Rhea. Also her twin brother, Lloyd, sister, Judy, and brother, Robert and their families. They realize that they have been blessed with a beautiful, gentle spirit that will live on within their hearts for ever. Colleen attended Argyle Brant School (1959-67) and Stonewall Collegiate (1968-71). After graduation she was employed by MTS from 71-75. During this time, she married the love of her life, Alan Oughton, on June 1, 1974 and resided in Stonewall area for entire life. In 1975 she began working at CIBC till 2016. Colleen’s quiet, calm, confident demeanor made her a very special unselfish individual. Her favorite pastimes included reading, curling, fitness class, daily walking sessions, and weekly social gatherings with friends and relatives. As in her life the love of her grandchildren was the driving force that extended her life. Colleen and I have been blessed with many family and friends who have supported us throughout our lives especially in the last 21 months. It was Colleen’s wishes to reveal that her best friend and love of her life of 47 years kept her safe and comfortable till the end of her life. We, as a family, must also thank the many dedicated, professional, and compassionate hospital staff of both Cancer Care Manitoba and Dr. Evelyn Memorial Hospital & southwest Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of the above. A private service will be held at a later date. God Bless all of you!


On behalf of the Interlake Retired Teachers (IRTA), sympathy to you Alan and your family on the passing of Colleen.


It's been a long time since we've spoken but you don't forget the ones you grew up with.Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Keven and Pat Hawkins

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Allan.

Tom and Brenda Dykstra

Alan, we are saddened to hear of Colleen's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Alan Williams and Judith Dedrick-Williams

J. Dedrick-Williams

Alan and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Colleen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time. Sincerely, Dean and Donna Couvier

Dean and Donna Couvier

I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories of Colleen and the joy you will have with your children and grandchildren keep her close to your heart.

Bonnie Davies

Colleen was my roommate from 1973 to 1974 - she was a kind and beautiful person - so sad to hear of her passing

Phyllis Pawluk ( Potter )

Al, I am so sorry to hear of your loss

Al Reinsch

Sorry to hear of Colleen’s passing Alan. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Wayne and Gayle Trann

Shocked and saddened by your loss Alan and family.

Bill Palmer

So saddened to learn of Colleen's passing. Stay strong Alan.

Joan L. Main

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