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Born: Apr 28, 1933

Date of Passing: Oct 19, 2019

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April 28, 1933 - October 19, 2019

Denise Marie Antonie Kotowich (Gillioz) (nee Kolly) passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
She was predeceased by her father Louis Kolly, stepfather Albert Gillioz, mother Angele Gillioz, and husband Ed Kotowich.
She leaves her children and their families, Alan (Deb) Kotowich, Jason, Sean and Jaelyn; Ken (Bev) Kotowich, Deandra (Scott) Petersen, Shantelle and Krisjan; Janelle (Peter) Zajaczkowski; Sherril (Eric) Matthes and Kira (Josh) Bellingham; other extended relatives and many friends.
Mom's independent, outgoing and spunky nature gave her the personality to meet and make lasting relationships with many wonderful people throughout her life. She was happiest when able to open her doors and entertain the many people that she cherished along the way. She enjoyed a very active life with her husband Ed and her family, and was able to experience many wonderful travels and adventures. She enjoyed her garden, the chickadees, tree frogs and other 'friends' at the cottage at Lake of the Woods for most of her adult life.
It is with heavy hearts, but excellent memories that we had to say goodbye.
Our deepest gratitude is extended to Dr. Kevin Coates who consistently extended the utmost in respectful and compassionate care and provided us with invaluable guidance over many years. Thank you to Linda and the wonderful staff at Riverwood Square Assisted Living for all their care and support. And thank you to Susan and the amazing staff at Poseidon Personal Care Home whose unwavering respect and personal attention to Mom's needs was nothing short of a blessing.
Cremation has taken place and a private family interment is planned for the summer of 2020 followed by a celebration of Mom's life. Further details to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Richard Rosin
Funeral Director Ltd.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 26, 2019

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Aunty Denise” Thank you for bringing our families together. Uncle Ed always called you “ Babe” and that is how you are remembered - a beautiful and genuine woman whose energy and love of life was so much fun to be around. Your smile lives in our hearts. Love Dianne and Margaret Domaratzki - Posted by: Dianne Domaratzki (Friend) on: Dec 05, 2019

  • We are so sorry for your loss! She was one of a kind and will truly be missed! We have so many happy memories about Clearwater Bay and the shenanigans! - Posted by: Pat and Kathy Curtis (Friends) on: Oct 27, 2019

  • Saddened to hear of Denise's passing. Our families used to spend a fair amount of time together when we were young and your mom was like a second mother to us. Have many great memories of our times together. Our condolences to all of the family. - Posted by: Riley Wilkinson (Family friend.) on: Oct 26, 2019

  • My most sincere sympathies to Alan and Ken, and your entire families. Although I didn't know your Mother that well, I do recall that she was very well respected and lit up the room when she attended the Unicity Christmas parties! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Susan, Perry & family. - Posted by: Susan Sawka (Family acquaintance ) on: Oct 26, 2019

  • Deb, Al, and thoughts and prayers go out to you. - Posted by: Mike Silman (Fellow hockey dad) on: Oct 26, 2019

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