Jeana Sanger

September 23, 1946 – September 17, 2020

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Jeana Sanger.

Jeana was predeceased by her parents, Herb and Mary Sanger.  Left to cherish her memory  are her children, Andrew (Krista) and Wayne (Sara), granddaughter Ilaria, former spouse Gwen, sister Peggy, and special friends, Denise, and both Michelle’s of the United States.

Jeana was a brilliant Chartered Accountant, beginning her career at a large firm and later achieving great success operating independently.

In her younger years, Jeana was an enthusiastic camper, often making the trek to camp in and around the Banff area.  In her later years, she embraced the peace and quiet of nature in her Kenora cottage.

Jeana had a love for theatre, which she shared with her son, Andrew.  Jeana was a ticket holder at MTC, where she and Andrew would frequently attend shows together.  She also very much enjoyed reading sci-fi books, listening to classical music, and anything chocolate.

Jeana was quite the handy person, teaching her son, Wayne, many things from changing a bike tire to cleaning the roof.  Jeana also had a love for fishing which she passed onto Wayne.  These loves and lessons will be passed to Jeana’s granddaughter, Ilaria, who always had a knack for making her laugh.

Jeana was passionate about transgender rights and advocacy.  She knew that it took a great deal of courage to be open and honest about who someone is as a person.  She believed that everyone had the right to be happy in themselves, given respect, and feel safe in this world without having to hide themselves from it.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Rainbow Resource Centre in Jeana’s name.

A funeral will be held at a later date, when it is safe to do so.

Special thank you to the Winnipeg Police and First Responders for their kindness and compassion.

Please remember to always treat each other with kindness and respect.  People are people, and love is love!

Arrangements entrusted to:  Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

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