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Born: Jan 30, 1976

Date of Passing: Mar 24, 2020

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A Beautiful Mind
January 30, 1976 - March 24, 2020

It is with indescribable sadness Natalie's family announce her peaceful passing just before 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in the ICU at St. Boniface Hospital. Despite the terrific efforts of First Responders and the team of doctors, nurses and support staff, a recovery was not in God's plan.
Natalie is survived by her parents, Dennis and Jan; brother Chad (Sonja); sister Carmen (Corey) Fredborg; nieces, Shyla and Emmrie, who will miss their Auntie Bunny so much; and special friend of the family, Burton Perry.
She received her BSc, BEd and Masters of Education, and had recently returned to the U of W as a Professor on contract positions, teaching teachers how to teach Science.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Natalie's memory to the Never Alone Foundation, 1700 Church Ave., Winnipeg MB R2X 3A2.
Once it is safe to do so, a Celebration of Life will be held in Natalie's honour.

"It was in Bobcaygeon I saw the
constellations reveal themselves,
one star at a time."

Gord Downie, The Tragically Hip

475 Provencher Blvd.
in care of arrangements, 204-775-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 28, 2020

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • Jan, Dennis and family, we are so sorry to hear that your daughter Natalie has passed away. May your memories bring you comfort at this very difficult time. Our deepest sympathy, Patty and Al Pinder - Posted by: Patty Pinder (Co-worker and friend ) on: Apr 15, 2020

  • Jan: it was shocking to read the last HydroX meeting minutes and discover such a heartbreaking loss that you and your husband Dennis suffered with the loss of your daughter. I wish I had the words to ease your suffering, but words are just not enough. Our sympathy is all we have. - Posted by: Blaine Poff (Work) on: Apr 14, 2020

  • Natalie was a beautiful soul, an intelligent teacher, she introduced the potluck treats to our class, she built a strong connection within her students, attending her class was a delightful experience. I was saddened by the news of her death, especially during this global difficult time. I will cherish her good memory. Rest in peace! - Posted by: Biodun (Student) on: Mar 30, 2020

  • Nat was a huge part of our Family growing up. There are so many wonderful memories!! She was the only friend allowed to sleepover on school nights. She joined us on Family vacations and was always included as the 5th kid in our house. It broke my heart to hear of her struggles but was so happy to hear things turned around for her. Nat you will always hold a warm place in my heart. I hope you’re reminiscing with Loved ones on the otherside. Love you and Rest Peacefully. Deepest Condolences to the Swayze Family. xoxox Tammy - Posted by: Tammy Ferguson (Belliveau) (friend) on: Mar 29, 2020

  • Please accept our warmest condolences, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to your family. May you find comfort in knowing you are not alone, and hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. - Posted by: The Cheys family Ray, Denise, Amanda/Joel & Lyndon/Kaitlyn (Family friends) on: Mar 29, 2020

  • We can only offer our deepest sympathy during this heartbreaking time for all of Natalie's family and friends. Please know that you are in our thoughts, and in our sincere wishes for finding peace and comfort in each other. - Posted by: Glen Stannard and Lee Heywood (Chad and Sonja's neighbors) on: Mar 28, 2020

  • I will often think of the walks we would take together along the river. She so loved that spot and would take note of all the minute changes in nature from week to week. We just never know when will be the last time we see someone! She seemed to be on a more positive trajectory with her health. I can’t even imagine what you are going through. Children are never to leave before we do! Please do let us know when you will be having the celebration of life. Take care of yourselves as you grieve. Adeline and Gilbert - Posted by: Adeline and Gilbert Berg (Friend) on: Mar 28, 2020

  • Dear Jan & Family I am so saddened to hear of Natalie's passing. Up until quite recently, we maintained our weekly walks along Churchill Dr. Natalie loved hugs, nature, the outdoors, & science; but most of all she loved her family. She was very proud she was able to resume teaching over the past months. Natalie will also be greatly missed by many in the community. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Aleta (friend) - Posted by: Aleta Allard (Friend) on: Mar 28, 2020

  • We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. With our sincere and deepest sympathy. - Posted by: Andre and Doris Huyghe (Friends) on: Mar 28, 2020

  • Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. During this time, may you find some peace in the memories of love and good times with Natalie. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ♥️ - Posted by: The Huyghe Family, Dave, Kellie, Fred, Angela, Sydney and Erin. (Family friends) on: Mar 28, 2020

  • My heart aches for Natalie’s family. Natalie was such a bright light, she was so full of love and feeling. I am so sorry for your loss. Natalie’s path was not an easy one, she loved her family so deeply and they shared the same love and support for her. May you all find light and love during this time. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you. Love, Colette - Posted by: Colette (Precourt) Havens (Friend) on: Mar 28, 2020

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