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CHRISTA GORDICHUK (HEESE)
Date of Passing: Jul 01, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
1949 - 2020
She is survived by her husband, her children, Mike (Tracy) and Darryl (Brenda); grandchildren, Kylie, Codey and Blake; her brother Richard Heese (Margot); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. She was predeceased by her father Egon Heese and her mother Helga Heese.
Affectionately known as "Mrs. G" by many, she immigrated to Canada in 1953, married her first love George in 1967 and together they raised their family in Transcona and spent many wonderful years at the Gordichuk homestead in Portage la Prairie, a family retreat. She spent most of her adult life working in the accounting profession, retiring in 2017, and then travelling with family and friends to Puerto Vallarta.
Christa loved music, dancing, and her favourite libation, but above all, she loved and adored her children and grandchildren. Nothing gave her more joy than the frequent family gatherings and her ability to interact with them. She will be dearly missed by all.
A celebration of Christa's life will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Transcona East End Community Centre, 517 Pandora St. Social distancing standards will be observed, and face masks will be available.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.
The family would like to thank the staff at the St. Boniface Hospital who cared for Christa during her short stay, and the comfort and compassion that was shown to the family in very trying circumstances.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 18, 2020
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Christa was my boss for at least 5 years, we became friends because how could you not. She was a caring and and compassionate boss and friend. Work was definitely a better place with her there. We talked about family (she loved hers deeply), the farm and BIG BROTHER lol. She had a such a great smile her whole face smiled and you then smiled, cause how could you not. My deepest sympathy and compassion to all her family members as they mourn her loss. The sun is a little less bright without you in the world. xoxo - Posted by: Lisa Johnson (Friend) on: Jul 22, 2020
Christa was a very good family friend from a young lady. I have many good childhood memories of Christa. . always happy, fun and caring. God Bless and be with you Christa. You have many previous Angels in Heaven waiting for you. Heartfelt condolences to George, Mike, Daryl and Family xoxo - Posted by: Laurie Pauls (Knott) (Family friend) on: Jul 18, 2020
Sincere sympathy to all the family. I did not know Christa but from all the wonderful stories I have heard, I feel that her light still shines on in her family. - Posted by: Cathy Willey (Family of Brenden and Kylie ) on: Jul 18, 2020
I have known Christa since we were children. She was a friendly , kind and loving person, always willing to help and always smiling and ready to share a laugh. My sympathies and prayers are with George and his family and Rick and his family. Christa will be sadly missed. May our Heavenly Father Bless them with Strength and Comfort in these difficult hours. - Posted by: Shirley Altvater (Friend from Church) on: Jul 18, 2020
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