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Born: Apr 10, 1958

Date of Passing: Aug 09, 2021

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pamela Backlund on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Health Sciences Centre, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 63 years.
Pam was predeceased by her mother Terry in 2001, and her father Raymond in 1987.
She has left behind her life partner Joel, brother Mike (Lynne), step-daughters, Maribeth (Nonie) and Marites (Gord); step-son Brian; step-grandchildren, Lauren, Bradley, Benjamin, Ivory, and Lucas; and extended family in Ontario, BC, and England.
Pam was born in Winnipeg on April 10, 1958 and met Joel in 1986. After briefly living in Toronto from 1989 to 1992, Pam and Joel returned to Winnipeg where Pam worked at Manitoba Health until she retired at age 60 as Senior Computer Operator.
Pam loved to travel and frequently visited Mexico and Cuba. She would never miss musical productions when they came to town as she loved live theatre and entertainment, including shows of her favourite bands and artists. Pam and Joel went to see many concerts together, from the WSO to Rock n' Roll, she loved it all.
Pam absolutely loved cats and has left behind Lulu to keep Joel company and comforted.
She was a fighter and battled every day with an eye toward the future and refused to let her illness stop her from planning ahead and getting things done. She loved spoiling her grandkids and always looked forward to spending time with them. Pam was super witty and could make everyone laugh with her incredible sense of humour. She was good-natured and always saw the funny side of life. We will miss the hilarious way she told stories of her adventures with Joel and her best friend Evelyn. Most of all, we will miss the way she could brighten a room with her beautiful smile. She had a kindness you could see and feel just by being with her.

We weren't ready to say goodbye to you.
The world is a darker place without
your light, but your memory will
stay with us forever.
We love you Lola Pam.

The family is grateful for the care provided by doctors, nurses, and staff at Health Sciences Centre CancerCare.
Viewing will be held on Monday, August 16, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., with prayers at 7:30 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., also at the Chapel. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 14, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • I worked with Pam in Toronto for the years she was there. Elaine, PAM and I worked together in the same department. I loved her sense of humour. She was so nice. When she came back to Toronto she stayed at my place a few times and we had lots of laughs. I will miss her. Her time was short and I am sad when I heard she passed away. My condolences go out to Joel and her family. We will all meet again in Heaven. Love you Kevin 💗 - Posted by: Kevin Flynn (Friend) on: Aug 20, 2021

  • I met Pam at work in Toronto, right away we become the best friends. We had so many good times together at work and outside work. The laughs we had going shopping or going to the gym would be times I will never forget. We will still be laughing the next day at work. I was sad to hear her going back to Winnipeg. It didn't matter we always kept in touch and were there for each other. We used to have long phone calls to get us up to date with our lives. What a great friend to have. I have no words to express how I will miss Pam. I will always love you Pam. Your friends from Toronto Elaine & Yvon - Posted by: Elaine Tessier (Friend) on: Aug 19, 2021

  • Wish to extend condolences to the family, Pam and I have been friends for a long time. Will miss her friendship, hilarious times together, and outings. Shall treasure those moments always. Again my deepest sympathy to the family. You will be sadly missed Pam. With love your dear friend. Evelyn - Posted by: Evelyn Jarema (friend) on: Aug 18, 2021

  • I never met this lovely lady but know her step-daughters well. Sending warmth and light and deepest condolences to the families and to all who knew and loved her, may she rest in grace and peace, may you all find solace in each other. With love, Sharon - Posted by: Sharon O’Leary (Friend of Marites and Maribeth) on: Aug 17, 2021

  • I have know Pam all of my adult life, and we spent many happy times together over the years. It didn't matter whether we were shopping, bar hopping, going to the theater, out for dinner or drinks, a good time was always had by all. You will be sadly missed Pam. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Louise and Marty - Posted by: Louise and Marty Kos (Friend) on: Aug 17, 2021

  • Sorry to lose one of the nice ones. Glad to have known you Pam. - Posted by: Glen Moor (Coworker) on: Aug 17, 2021

  • RIP Pam you will be sadly missed before service tonight, Joel take care - Posted by: Bonnie Lariviere (Co-worker @ City Bread) on: Aug 16, 2021

  • I remember Pam from school. She was quiet and she was kind. Ask her anything she would try to give an answer. I think I knew her from Sargent Park. Gr 7 to Gr 9. I apologize if that is wrong. She looks as beautiful in her picture as she did when we were in school. I am sorry to hear of her passing so young. I dont think I can add a picture. I had an autograph book in school. I still have a page that Pam wrote on. I guess I can also say I remember Pam to have teeny weeny writing. I remember teachers and other students asking her to please write a little bigger and to that she would grin and then she would say...'but thats how I write'. I don't think she ever changed that through school. - Posted by: Patti (school friend) on: Aug 14, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. Pam was a wonderful person and yes indeed she had a great sense of humor. Whenever we were together we would always be laughing and joking around. She will be greatly missed... - Posted by: Tracey & Wayne Venier (Friend and Co-worker ) on: Aug 14, 2021

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