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Born: May 08, 1946

Date of Passing: Aug 16, 2019

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May 8, 1946 - August 16, 2019

It is with profound sadness to announce the sudden passing of Sigrid, an outstanding daughter, mother and wife, at her home.
Sigrid (or "Siggie" to her family and friends) was an extremely hardworking, devoted and generous lady who loved music, all animals and flowers.
She had a very strong work ethic and excelled in the workplace. She worked for many companies during her career, the two largest being James Richardson and Sons and the Federal Government where she retired after 32 years - winning many awards in proficiency. She was an avid reader, devouring novel after novel. Cooking was also one of her passions especially on special occasions like Easter and Christmas.
Magdeburg, Germany was her birthplace and she immigrated to Canada with her mother at the age of six. Both could not speak English, but within six months she could speak it fluently.
Siggi was predeceased by her stepfather Walter Winter, her mother Lydia Winter, and also by her uncle Wally and his wife Bernice in Calgary.
She is survived by her husband Bob, married for 53 years, and her son Darren, her sister-in-law Mary Van Vliet and her husband Ed, also her uncle Wally's family - Karen, Ross, Darryl and Craig.
This planet has lost a beautiful soul far too soon. Darren and I will remember her forever.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Siggie's life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Winnipeg Humane Society or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would have pleased her, if you so choose.

Auf weiderschen meine liebe
("Goodbye my love")

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 24, 2019

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Bob and Darren, We just heard about Siggi’s passing. So very sorry to hear, I have such wonderful memories growing up in a neighbourhood surrounded by such wonderful, caring people, Siggi especially being one of them. Please know we’re thinking of you, and reliving some of the great memories from Ravenhill. - Posted by: Colleen and Grant Warner (Friend/neighbour) on: Apr 23, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Sigrid's family. I worked with Sig in the Federal Govt. It was a shock to hear of her passing. I have many fond memories of her and enjoyed listening to Sig sharing her Travel adventures. - Posted by: Tami Agland (co-worker) on: Sep 12, 2019

  • Our most heartfelt condolences to Bob and the Brown family and especially her son Darren and anyone else's life Sigrid touched. She was a special person to myself and my siblings growing up and later in life. Regards Craig Winter and Karen Gilfillan. - Posted by: Craig winter (Step sister) on: Aug 28, 2019

  • I was very saddened to hear of Sigrid's passing. My son Ryan and I have many fond memories of spending time with Sigrid, Bob and Darren. Rest in peace Siggy. - Posted by: Karen Winter (Winter family) on: Aug 27, 2019

  • My sincere condolences to Sigrid's entire family. Worked in adjoining department of the Federal government with Sig. She was always a pleasure to talk with, rarely was she in a bad mood or spoke lowly of others. Was terribly sad to hear she left us so soon. Rest in peace Sigrid. Was nice knowing you all these years. - Posted by: Craig Cottrell (Coworker) on: Aug 26, 2019

  • So sorry to hear about Siggie. She was one wonderful lady. Brings very good memories to mind. - Posted by: Shelagh Kinghorn (Friend) on: Aug 25, 2019

  • Bob, Darren and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Siggie was a very nice lady always making you feel like a good friend. She will be missed. - Posted by: Roslyn Sayrerre (Friend) on: Aug 24, 2019

  • Dear Bob and Darren: I am so saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your wonderful wife and mother. Siggie and I found friendship while she worked for the Government and I worked for CPC in the same building. Her amazing quiet yet sincere caring were made evident in every aspect of her existence. I admired her strength, courage, selflessness, compassion and true friendship in every sense of the word. Another beautiful soul has gone on to become an angel. Wishing you peace and love in this time of sorrow. - Posted by: Patricia (Pat) Murdock (Friend) on: Aug 24, 2019

  • Our hearts go out to you and Darren, Bob. We always enjoyed seeing you and Siggy and having talks. I will always remember her as a happy and very friendly person who was always interested in what one had to say. We certainly will miss seeing her. Our thoughts are with you. Ron and Leigh Holland - Posted by: Ron Holland (Cousin ) on: Aug 24, 2019

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