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Born: Jan 09, 1955

Date of Passing: Apr 09, 2020

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January 9, 1955 - April 9, 2020

After a courageous battle with Cancer Greg, with his family by his side, passed away peacefully at home.
He will forever be remembered by his loving wife of 41 years, Debra; daughter Megan (Alvin) Yambao; son Justin, and grandson Hunter. Also left to cherish his memory his brother Ron; nephew Jeremy; niece Dawn (Craig) Morton and great nephew Knox; along with many dear friends who loved him.
Greg was born in Winnipeg and moved to Lower Fort Garry with his brother. They lived with his sister Betty (Nick) Feledechuk after the passing of their parents at a young age. He graduated from Selkirk Comprehensive and shortly after went to school to become a butcher at Thor's Meats. In 1977 Greg met the love of his life Debra and asked her to marry him after one week of dating. On September 30, 1978, after Debra graduated from nursing school, they were married and moved back to Winnipeg to start their life.
Greg was a skilled Butcher and was proud to work for Zied Food Fare Stores who he also considered his family. Greg had a passion for hockey, his skill, knowledge and love for the game contributed to the development of many players over the years. "Coach Burda" was well respected and made a huge impact, especially with Northwood Community Centre where he was a valued board member until his passing.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank CancerCare Manitoba for being with Greg every step of his journey. He was so touched by his experience with CancerCare Greg wanted nothing more than to give back by having a fundraiser called "Sports gives back to Cancer". In memory of Greg donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 18, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Sorry to hear the news of Greg's passing, my condolences to his family and brother Ron. I played bantam and midget hockey with Greg with the Selkirk Red Wings, coached by Al Hares. My memories of Greg as a hockey player were many but what comes to mind first was his ability to go through the opposition team single handed and scoring or getting a chance to score, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake! He was a force to reckon with on the ice, I was happy to see that he was able to pass on his hockey knowledge to young players! - Posted by: kelly kehoe (friend and teammate) on: May 06, 2020

  • I was very sorry to hear of Greg's passing. He was a lovely man, gentle caring and a good sense of humour. I appreciated visiting with Greg and Debra through the years. My sincere condolences to Debra and family. - Posted by: Pauline Steinberg (Friend ) on: Apr 28, 2020

  • Truly sorry to hear of Greg's passing. Our condolences to all. May cherished memories give comfort in the days ahead. John & Cathy Polson - Posted by: John & Cathy Polson (acqusiances) on: Apr 18, 2020

  • Debbie and Family, we are so very heartbroken on the loss of Greg. Such a wonderful man who gave his all in whatever he did. From the day we met Greg, we all knew he would forever be a strong presence in our lives. His care and compassion for us all was truly a wonderful gift. As Greg and I shared our Cancer together, he and you were such a wonderful support to our family and I hope we were the same to you. Dad and the boys truly loved sharing stories from the old days and of course sports!!! We will all miss his wonderful smile, enthusiastic greetings and of course our "chats". Sending you all warm HUGS of comfort and prayers to ease your loss. He is now our special angel and will guide us all through this difficult time. XOXOXO!!! Vichnaya Pamyat. - Posted by: Steve, Bonnie, Wayne & Gerry Novak (Friends) on: Apr 18, 2020

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