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Date of Passing: Aug 28, 2018

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TRACEY LAURA VANDERSTEEN While on holidays with family in Grand Forks, ND, Tracey Laura Vandersteen, aged 50, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully on August 28, 2018, with her loved ones close by. While Tracey lived in Winnipeg, the home in her heart was always Fisher Branch, MB, where she grew up and of where she always spoke with pride. Tracey and her daughter Alysha moved to Winnipeg where she took courses to become a legal assistant. She worked in private practices until June 1, 1998 when she joined the Civil Legal Services SOA in the Department of Justice where she worked as Legal Assistant for 20 years. Tracey was a passionate curling fan. She spent many years coaching her girls from the age of eight all the way through high school. She loved her years curling, especially her Monday Attorney General's league. If curling was on TV, you could be certain that Tracey was watching. Tracey travelled many times to watch her favourites play. She went to Victoria to watch the worlds with Alysha, and recently, she was travelling to Las Vegas with her best friends, Barb and Brian Bell to see the Continental Cup. Tracey is survived by her husband Jeffrey Perron, her daughter Alysha (Larocque) McConnell (Adam), her parents, William and Helen (Letexier) Vandersteen, her brothers, Mark (Tina) and Matthew, and sister Michelle Carnegie (Dave). She loved her three grandchildren, Jace, Wyatt and Averi with all her heart and with whom she spent as much time as she could. They brought so much joy to her life. As well, Tracey leaves behind three nephews, Andrew (Jocelle), Cameron and Tyler. She is survived by numerous uncles, including Ernie Letexier, aunts and cousins. Tracey was a cherished part of the Perron family who also grieve her passing. She was predeceased by her biological mother Linda Gransden. The family would like to thank the Canad Inns Grand Forks for their incredible support and generosity on the day of Tracey's passing. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "Sandra Schimirler Foundation". Please check social media shortly for information on Tracey's memorial service. "Good night sweet Tracey, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest"

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 08, 2018

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Deeply saddened to hear about the loss of a dear school friend. Thoughts and prayers goes out to the families of Tracey. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Lillian Abas (School friend) on: Oct 07, 2018

  • Mark, I am so sorry for the passing of your sister, although I have not met you, Tina your soul mate & I have been friends for over 30 years, my thoughts go out to you and your family. RIP Tracey - Posted by: madonna kelly (friend ) on: Sep 14, 2018

  • Adrian and I would like to send our condolences. There are no words to convey how sorry we are for your loss nor are there any words to adequately discuss how anyone feels. We would like you to know we are here for you and your family. We send you hugs. - Posted by: Amanda Parsons (Jeff's friend ) on: Sep 14, 2018

  • Prayers to you and yours in your time of healing. Loved by many. - Posted by: Andrew & Lori (Friend) on: Sep 13, 2018

  • It still seems surreal that your now gone, it has been two weeks since your passing. I know you loved us all unconditionally and that is what makes it especially hard to accept that your truly gone. I still have Mark’s and my wedding card that you gave us over 25 years ago. Even though Tracey did not like shopping, she would take, however long it took to find that right card for that right person. You always had a big heart Tracey and you were our little firecracker that always lit up a room. I will always carry a part of you with me always. Love and miss you. XO - Posted by: Tina (Sister-in-Law) on: Sep 12, 2018

  • God speed Tracey. - Posted by: Jan (co-worker/friend) on: Sep 10, 2018

  • Gone but never to be forgotten. Forever in my thoughts and prayers. Alysha may you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. My deepest sympathy. - Posted by: Bernadine Loran (Co-Worker/Friend) on: Sep 10, 2018

  • Condolences for the loss of your sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family Michelle..... - Posted by: Karen & Lorne Heinrichs (friends) on: Sep 08, 2018

  • I was so deeply saddened to hear of Tracey’s sudden passing. I will always remember her fondly and have many wonderful childhood memories of my sweet friend. Sending my sincerest condolences to the entire family. My heart aches for you. Goodbye my friend. Rest well xoxo Friend and Cousin, Anita - Posted by: Anita Armstrong (Friend and Cousin) on: Sep 08, 2018

  • In the short time we knew Tracey, we realized she was a fun loving person to spend time with. She brought much joy to Linda, Michelle and their whole family. She closed the big hole in Linda's heart, unfortunately they were not able to spend as much time together as they wanted. She will be missed by everyone who knew her, God Bless. Please give Linda a huge hug for us. - Posted by: Len and Evy Bialek (Friends) on: Sep 08, 2018

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all who grieve this fabulous woman, especially Jeff and Alysha. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as her neighbour and friend. I will miss her dearly. - Posted by: Sandra Jaman (neighbour) on: Sep 08, 2018

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