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REAGAN DANIELLE GROSS
She is survived by her daughter Danielle Hawryluk; father Tim Hawryluk; sister Michèle (Mia) Perrier; brother Jay Gross; niece Nicole Gross; nephew Nicholas Gross; brother Kristjan Gabbs; nephew Finn Stanger-Gabbs; aunts, Bonnie and Donna Gabbs; uncles, Rick Gabbs and Kenneth Littleford; the Bannerman's; as well as her beloved fur babies, River, Farrah, Ty, Lacey and Jack.
She was predeceased by her mother Norma (Littleford) Gross and father Daniel Gabbs.
Reagan was a spirited woman with an infectious laugh and a beautiful smile. She loved to have fun, was young at heart and enjoyed life. Reagan was anything but shy and possessed the unique quality of never taking herself too seriously. She was fearless, feisty and funny with a huge heart and a generosity that was unmatched. Even when she didn't have much herself, Reagan never turned her back on someone in need, and that extended to animals. She fed the birds, the squirrels, stray dogs and cats, including hungry kids in the neighbourhood.
Her beautiful daughter Danielle was the apple of her eye and her proudest accomplishment in life. Reagan cherished spending time with Danielle, giving her the excuse to behave like the big kid she was. A trip to Disneyland, hotel water-slide birthday parties, Red Lobster feasts and annual trips to the Ex were some of her favourite times spent with her daughter. She bragged about Danielle's accomplishments to anyone who would listen and believed in her daughter's capability of achieving great things.
Thanks to her welcoming and friendly demeanor, Reagan made friends easily and as a result, had many. An extremely hard-worker at any job or task she embarked upon, she was a physically strong and focused worker who took great pride in a job well done. Reagan was also a true animal lover having had multiple pets throughout her life, many of which she rescued. She took her dogs everywhere she went and often put their care and comfort before her own. She frequented the off-leash dog parks and loved visiting dog beaches with her sister in the summer. Her long-time, close friends, Dan Carbotte and Ian Sinclair treated Reagan like family. As did the Bannerman family, who took her under their wings and lovingly helped raise and look after Reagan like she was one of their own. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Join us in celebrating Reagan's life at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at the Riverwood Community Church Warehouse, located at 270 Gordon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Entrance is off of Stadacona Street. There will be a small reception following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation made in Reagan's name to D'Arcy's Arc, the Winnipeg Humane Society, Animal Services Agency or Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 25, 2020
Condolences & Memories (7 entries)
Happy 51st birthday my dear friend, love and miss you xo - Posted by: Shelly (Friend) on: May 31, 2021
I'm shocked, I just stumbled across Reagan's obituary. I grew up with Reagan and her mom always took me in, when it was tough at home. We were best friends since we were 5 until our teens. I still have a gift she gave me when I was 7 and moved from Manitoba to Alberta. Reagan you have always had a piece of my heart, you were like a sister. Rest in paradise beautiful xo - Posted by: Jessie Black (Friend) on: Jan 10, 2021
Reagan was never someone to let another person be left out. She would always come over to my house two doors down and force me to come hang out with her in the girls garage. Because of her I had Christmas dinners and barbeques that I would have gone without but Reagon wouldn't have it. She would make a plate for everyone. There was always room for more! And was always clever about how to make things stretch. She was a work horse and had much pride in her vigorous work ethic once she set herself to a job. She was generous to share and give away what she didn't need to others. Reagan was always a straight shooter and always was upfront about her challenges and wasn't afraid to challange others. I loved how brash her honesty was at times. As well as the ability to toot her own horn and laugh at herself about it too. She was bright had a great smile and a willingness to play and have fun and we shared many laughs together with all the dogs even in winter with the heaters running. Many people came and went and met and crossed paths because of this woman. She brought many of us together to enjoy a get together in the yard or garage and enjoy some food and tunes together. She was the host. Reagan always gave me her baby spider plants. They are all named Reagan now. Sending and hugs to Danielle, Mia, Dan and Ian and anyone who is feeling the loss of that wild shooting star that blazed up the sky while she was here. ♥️ Big hugs Reags. Love Jen - Posted by: Jen (Friend) on: Aug 05, 2020
Happy 50th Birthday Reagan! Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. You are truly missed! Rest in peace my dear friend. xo - Posted by: Shelly (Friend) on: May 31, 2020
Reagan had a smile that would light up any room she walked into. I remember her getting dressed up, at work, every Halloween. Always wanting to make other people smile. We had many fun times together and she was my escort to many Boeing Christmas parties. You couldn't ask for a better person to go with as she was so funny and interesting. Unfortunately, I have not seen Reagan for some time and I have and will miss her. Heaven has a new angel and I know that she will be looking out for Danille, her family and her friends from above. God speed Reagan. - Posted by: Blair Chudd (Friend and coworker. ) on: Jan 27, 2020
We remember REAGAN well. Also her yellow Geo convertible. Your tribute to REAGAN is so very on the mark. So sorry to all the family, for her untimely passing. - Posted by: Fran & Gord Rudyk (parents of highschool friend) on: Jan 25, 2020
I was very close with Reagan in junior high. There was never a dull moment with Reagan!! I remember us always laughing (she had a way of always making me laugh!) and Norma telling us to keep it down, we had the best times together, and I have and always will cherish our time together and the wonderful memories I have of Reagan.My deepest condolences to all her family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Suzann (Susie) (Friend from school) on: Jan 25, 2020
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