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Born: Oct 08, 1940

Date of Passing: Aug 01, 2022

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(nee HARGOT)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Sonja Angie Baert on August 1, 2022 at the age of 81 years.
Sonja will be sadly missed by her husband Lorne; her children, Michael and Carolyn (Scott) and her grandchildren, Derek, Dylan, Dana, Melissa and Lindsay.
Sonja was born on October 8, 1940, the youngest of three children of Edward and Angelina Hargot and was raised in the Weston neighbourhood of Winnipeg.
After attending Tec Voc High School, Sonja began working for a Winnipeg Optician where, through a phone call order, she met the love of her life. Sonja and Lorne were married on August 13, 1960.
Sonja loved to travel. Family trips to BC, California, Florida and Hawaii always held special shared memories. Sonja and Lorne continued their love of travel together to many destinations, but their favourite was always Hawaii.
In her spare time, Sonja enjoyed sewing, petit point and playing cards. Her specialty was the beautiful Halloween costumes that she made for her children and grandchildren.
Above all else, Sonja was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed every moment she could spend with her family.
Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and support staff at the Concordia Hospital and The Convalescent Home of Winnipeg for their care, compassion and support.
We would also like to express our deepest gratitude to our cousin, Louise Embury, for her kindness and help in Sonja's care.
Memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Desjardins Funeral Home, 357 DesMeurons Street.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Spirit of Hope Rescue at or Popcorns & Binkies Rescue Haven

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 13, 2022

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Very sad news. I worked with Sonja for several years at Industry Canada. She was a lovely person, very knowledgeable and, most of all, a lot of fun. My heartfelt sympathy to Lorne and her entire family. - Posted by: Jeanne Todoruk (Co-Worker) on: Aug 18, 2022

  • Very sorry to hear of Sonja's passing. This is a poem that I heard many years ago" "When memories stay within our minds And love within our hearts . . . . Then, how can it be truly said . . . . That dear ones ever part? " My Sincere Condolences to Lorne, Michael, Carolyn and families. Marilyn . . . . . Chilliwack, BC - Posted by: Marilyn Paling (Cousin ) on: Aug 17, 2022

  • Lorne, Carolyn and Michael / family. May it comfort you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult and sad time. May God bless you all. - Posted by: Louise embury (Cousin) on: Aug 17, 2022

  • Very sorry to here of Sonja's passing. It was a shock to hear. We will miss the many Christmas 🎄 dinners at our home, with Sonja and Lorne. They are great memories. Keeping you in our hearts. Love Jane and Gord. My sister Marsha and husband Brad send their Condolences. - Posted by: Jane and Gordon Watters (Sonja's cousin My Father and Her Mother were brother and sister.) on: Aug 13, 2022

  • Dear Lorne, Tedd and I were so sorry to hear of Sonia's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Janet and Tedd Gunn (friends) on: Aug 13, 2022

  • Sincere sympathies to Mike and Carolyn. Your mother was always so kind every time I saw her. - Posted by: Brian Reimer (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2022

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