Winifred (Fairweather) August

Born: 04/26/1925 Passed:

Winifred (Fairweather) August

April 26th, 1925 – April 6th, 2018

With family by her side Winifred “Winnie” passed away peacefully on Friday April 6th at Ohio Living Breckenridge Village in Willoughby, Ohio.  Winnie’s final days were spent surrounded by loving family members of near and far.

Born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada to Frederick and Annie Fairweather; Winnie moved as a young child with her family to Cleveland and became a naturalized citizen.  Winnie attended John Hay High School graduating in 1943. After graduation Winnie served as a business and legal secretary. Before too long, Winnie met her future husband, Daniel August, exchanging vows on December 3rd, 1949.

Winnie had a kind heart and youthful spirit unmistakeable to all of the lives she touched.  Her care and consideration of others was a constant thread throughout her life.

Winnie’s love for nature was apparent in her enjoyment of gardening, bird watching, animals, and the outdoors.  She collected and shared stories of journeys along the Appalachian Trail as well as those to the the greater west including Moab, Utah.  The National Parks were always a treat for Winnie – of particular were her trips to Grand Teton and Yellowstone. Closer to home one could find Winnie enjoying hikes and horseback rides through the Cleveland Metroparks.

Throughout her life Winnie was devoted to her family, who she loved most of all.  She is survived by her daughter Peggy Cline, grandchildren Christine (Mark) Vasko, Bryan Cline, and Robert (Ame) Cline along with two great grandchildren Avery and Landon Cline. Private memorial for immediate family to be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Legacy Fund: Cleveland Metroparks and mail to: Cleveland Metroparks Development 4101 Fulton Parkway Cleveland, OH 44144. For more information, please call 216.635.3261

 

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3 Tributes to Winifred (Fairweather) August

  1. Robert Cline says:

    Winnie was truly a kind person. I am so lucky to call her my grandma. While she will be missed I am lucky to have so many wonderful memories with her and my family from the midnight snacks to singing, Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head. While my heart aches my mind is full of great memories. Love you so much grandma.

  2. Ken Samuels says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss hun,
    You mom was a Great lady and raised a wonderful daughter, who carried on her moms expertise by raising 3 great kids also. Your mom always had a smile on her face and someting nice to say and enjoyed telling about things in her life. It was an honor to have got to know her.

  3. Bryan Cline says:

    So glad to have had Grandma Winnie in my life, though I already miss being able to call and share stories – I’m reminded of the many fond memories and can only think that I’m richer for from having had her as my grandmother.

    In my youth, there were bountiful days of playing in her yard, games of bunco, and movie nights. Later as she helped watch us during my mother’s work schedule, she really helped out for the family – and would occasionally treat us to spumoni ice cream. It was certain that Winnie had a kind and caring heart – along with a patience to handle a fair bit of mischief from my brother and I.

    More recently, as we both enjoyed the outdoors and national parks, one of my favorite things was sharing those stories with her, and I have no doubt I’ll be reminded of her on future trails.

    I love you so much Grandma – and with that love, I’ll always have you in my heart.

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