Eileen Jennings

January 27, 1958 – January 29, 2023

It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to our wife, mom, granny and friend.  Eileen passed peacefully on January 29, 2023, surrounded by family. 

Left to mourn Eileen is the love of her life Kevin Wilton; her children Sean, Adam, Christopher (Micar); her grandchildren Dakota, McKayla, Keon and Aleaha; Kevin’s children Shelby (Matt) and Brooke (Christine).  She also leaves behind, her siblings, John (Donna), Richard (Sinead), Mary (Allan), Michael (Carol), Kathleen and her brother in law Howie as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Eileen was predeceased by her parents, John and Mary Shortt and her sister Margaret O’Neill.  

Eileen moved to Winnipeg in 1978, this is where her boys were born and the place she called home.  Her door was always open, her ear was always open and she would dole out her words of wisdom and advice to anyone who needed them.  She made quite a few lasting friendships with people who became like family to her (you know who you are).  

She started her career in the insurance business as an administrative assistant, through hard work and determination to build a better life for her and the boys, she worked her way up the corporate ladder.  She was getting ready to retire from her Regional Vice-President role, when she became ill. 

Eileen loved spending her weekends at her seasonal site at Netley Resorts in Petersfield, the deck was always a welcoming place for anyone walking by, and if you stayed long enough, a dance party might break out.  She will be missed.

Eileen and Kevin loved life, they enjoyed traveling together, especially for winter getaways to Cuba.  Although they didn’t have as many years together as they wanted, they packed a lifetime of memories into those years.    

A Celebration of Life in Eileen’s honor is planned for February 12th @ 2:00 pm at Inn at the Forks Ballroom.  Speeches will begin at 3:00 pm.  Bring your dancing shoes, Eileen wanted a party and that is what she will have.

Eileen has requested in lieu of flowers, donations to Siloam Mission in her memory. 

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Brenda Wright (nee Meger)

Suddenly on January 24th, 2023, Mom (Nana) passed away at age 59. She leaves behind her husband Craig of 41 years together. Along with her children Scott (Jacqueline), Brad (Kim), Nicole (Jesse) and her grand-children Brooklynn, Colton, James, William, Landis and Zoey who all meant the world to her. Brenda has joined her brother Casey and parents Walter and Phyllis Meger as well as her father and mother in-law William (Chuck) Wright and Loriena Mattis (Wright, nee Thomas). She leaves behind her brothers and sisters Donna (John), Karen, Wally (Donna), Cathy (George), Shelly (Frank), Allen (Barb), and Wendy, along with many nieces and nephews. Brenda was a wonderful friend and was forever devoted to her family. She loved to do anything she could to spend time with everyone crafting and baking with her grand babies, going out to bingo, family camping, gardening with Dad. Mom was always busy.

We weren’t ready for you to go Mom, we love you.

As per Brenda’s wishes, there will be no formal service. We thank-you for your love and support during this difficult time.

Flowers are respectfully declined, if you wish; please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Norman Jost

August 21st, 1939 – January 13th, 2023

It is with great sadness that the family of Norman Jost announce his sudden passing on January 13th, 2023 at the age of 83.

Norman will be forever and lovingly remembered by wife and best friend Christine Jost of 43 years, children, Liam Hesketh-Jost (Tracy), Erin Hesketh-Jost and Cailin Hesketh-Jost (Larson); grandchildren Olivia Christine Hesketh-Jost, Benjamin Gary Hesketh-Jost: as well as numerous extended family members and friends.

Norman was predeceased by his parents Les and Myra; and siblings Ken, Ray and Ann.

Norman led an adventurous and complete life. Born in Liverpool, England on August 21st, 1939, his life spanned many accomplishments and events; As a teen Norman was a competitive swimmer and champion diver in Liverpool. He then went on to work as an apprentice heavy duty mechanic and earned his journeyman status in Liverpool.

For several years in his 30s Norman traveled and worked across Europe and North Africa. He spent time hitchhiking across North America, eventually arriving in Canada, where he worked the pipelines and then had a 6 year stay in Minaki as a fishing guide at the Minaki Lodge. In 1980 Norman met Christine, his wife and best friend of 43 years. In 1984 Norman and Christine’s first child Liam was born in Winnipeg and shortly after they returned to Liverpool; where two years later Erin their second child was welcomed. In 1995, Norman and Christine welcomed their third child Cailin and 2 years later in 1997 Norman and his family returned to Winnipeg, where he lived out the remainder of his life. Throughout his time Norman was a loyal and hard working man, passionate about Football (soccer) and Liverpool Football club and a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

A Memorial service will be held at 2 pm, on January 23rd, 2023 at The Central Church of Christ, 170 St Mary’s Rd, Winnipeg. For family and friends who cannot attend in person, the live service will be streamed at http://youtu.be/h9WXnUmV0nM

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation Canada for Parkinson’s research.

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Walter Nicholas Gallant

April 2, 1952 – January14, 2023

Walter “Wally” Gallant was a caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He left this world peacefully on January 14, 2023.

He is survived and missed by his wife of 50 years, Darlene Gallant, his dog Lucky, and his children Cindy (Mike) Burrell; Kenneth (Joanne) Gallant, and Kristin (Aaron) De Souza. He will be forever cherished and remembered by his grandchildren, Caitlyn, Braeden, Brody, and Kolton.

He was pre-deceased by his parents and two brothers.

Wally was born on April 2, 1952, in Rossburn, MB. He was the son of Adolph and Margaret and grew up on a farm until he was nine years old when he moved to Winnipeg.

After graduating from high school, Wally chased his dreams as a diesel Mechanic and spent most of his career working at Cummins Mid Canada, retiring in 2017. He was known as the ROAD GUY and spent many days and nights fixing heavy machinery in Western and Northern Manitoba.

He met his wife, Darlene, in the early 1970s. And soon after, they started a family. Some of his greatest joys came from spending time and creating many memories with his family while enjoying trips and camping all over Manitoba, Ontario, and parts of the USA. He also volunteered as a coach for his kid’s teams and always loved sharing advice on life skills.

He took an active role in his grandchildren’s lives and loved taking them to hockey games, School events, and camping. Wally also enjoyed bowling, darts, golf, hockey, and playing poker with his family.

In 2019, Wally was diagnosed with ALS. His battle with the disease in recent years showed his courage in facing life’s challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Wally came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

The family would like to thank ALS Manitoba, healthcare workers family, and friends for their assistance, care, and compassion over the past three years.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 22, at 2:00 p.m., at the Holy Eucharist Parish Centre located at 460 Munroe Avenue.

Donations can be made in memory of Wally to the ALS Society of Manitoba, link below.  

ALS Society of Manitoba (alsmb.ca)

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Marion Kizuik (Nee Smetaniuk)

Peacefully, on December 23, 2022, Marion passed away at the age of 75 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Tammy (Barry); grandsons Dillon and Braeden; sister, Doris Kidd and brother, Art Smetaniuk.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at a later date.

If you so wish, donations in memory of Marion may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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