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Born: Aug 11, 1983

Date of Passing: Aug 04, 2019

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On Sunday, August 4, 2019, our beautiful daughter Bronwyn Lawton left us to go to a place with no pain. She came into our lives 36 years ago, as we welcomed her with great joy and love on August 11, 1983.
Bronwyn will be lovingly remembered by her parents, Russell and Donna, brother Alex, many aunts, uncles and cousins. She will also be missed by her special friends, Ashlee, Nora and Jacks, along with all those who got to know her over the years, many co-workers and friends. She was predeceased by her grandparents, June and Ken Blair and Al and Bernice Lawton.
She grew up in Portage la Prairie and attended French Emersion graduating at PCI. At the age of 14 she became interested in provincial politics and joined the Young Liberal Association where she held many positions including president. Bronwyn was proud of her time with this organization, and more recently with the Scleroderma Association of Manitoba and Canada. At the age of 18 she believed Portage City Council needed a youth voice and ran for city council. As a young adult she continued playing a role in the Provincial and Federal Liberal Party until she became too ill. She studied at the University of Manitoba with an interest in 20th century history. Bronwyn had the interest early in her life as her favourite summer job was working at Fort La Reine Museum. She loved debating with others about politics and history.
She was an adventurous, kind and generous young woman, who loved spending time with her family. Bronwyn had a group of special friends who she enjoyed hanging out with and going to movies. She was a self-professed foodie who liked to dine out with family and friends. Bronwyn loved live theatre and attended many performances at MTC and the Fringe.
Bronwyn lived life to the fullest and even though the last few years brought challenges; she was able to travel to Disney World, Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake and most recently to her cousins wedding in Kenora. The memories from these trips will be treasured by her family forever.
There will be a come and go celebration of Bronwyn's life at her home on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 611 Avila Ave., Winnipeg, MB; those attending are asked to wear bright, casual attire. A private family interment will take place at a later date in the Macdonald Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff from Health Sciences Centre, St. Boniface Hospital and the Palliative Care Program for the care and compassion over the past few years.
As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Bronwyn's memory to Scleroderma Manitoba, 22 Silverdale Crescent, Winnipeg, MB R2N 1B1.

A tree will be planted in memory and cared
for by McKenzies Portage Funeral Chapel.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 17, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Bronwyn was someone I admired greatly. She will be greatly missed among those of us who knew her well. She had an amazing spirit, was generous with her passion and a force like no other. - Posted by: Antonio (Friend) on: Oct 24, 2020

  • I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Bronwyn's passing this week. I want to take a moment to share a few of my memories of her. I first met Bronwyn when I was on the cusp of "aging out" of the Manitoba Young Liberals ("MYL"), seventeen or eighteen years ago now. Bronwyn was at the fore of the next generation of MYL leaders - and, to no one's surprise, eventually became president of the provincial wing. What struck me immediately about her was her passion for politics. She saw politics as a force for good and a means to make life better for others. She believed that each of us, individually, could play an important role in building a better community, province, and country. Bronwyn's belief in the value of the political process was inspiring. My fondest political memory of Bronwyn is of standing next to her on a stage at the Hotel Fort Garry. We were youth co-chairs of an event with the Hon. Brian Tobin. Bronwyn kept telling me how proud she was to be asked to act as a youth co-chair and could barely contain her excitement at the prospect of joining Tobin for a small, private dinner afterwards with event organizers. Bronwyn was also passionate about history. As a history grad myself, I had many discussions with her about twentieth century history and the impacts of events such as the First and Second World Wars on the present day. To close, it was a pleasure and a privilege to get to know and work with Bronwyn over the years. I know that I'm not alone when I say that I will miss seeing her on future campaign trails. To her family and friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences. - Posted by: Sean Petty (Friend) on: Oct 22, 2020

  • With deepest sympathy on Bronwyn's passing! - Posted by: Janet Lewis Anderson (Friend) on: Aug 17, 2019

  • My sincere condolences,may she rest in peace! - Posted by: SRG () on: Aug 17, 2019

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