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Born: Nov 09, 1937

Date of Passing: May 13, 2020

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(nee SLAMP)

After a lengthy illness, Grace went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 64 years, Art; her children, Brian (Rita), Brad, Don (Heather) and Jim; son-in-law Tim; grandchildren, Ken (Jessica), Chrissy (Peter), Amanda, Erin (Bryce), Alison, Elizabeth (Eric), and T.J.; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Kennedy, Jade, Catherine, and Charles; sister Gloria, and many extended family members. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Ruth, daughter Cathy, and granddaughter Vicki.
Grace was born in Winnipeg on November 9, 1937, the eldest child of William and Phyllis Slamp. On November 12, 1955, she married Art Burgess, and they eventually settled down in Winnipeg to raise their family. Family always came first for Grace. She was a dedicated homemaker for many years. When her daughter Cathy was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Grace stepped in to raise her grandchildren.
Grace was an exceptional cook and baker. Her cookie jars and kettle were always full, ready for one of her kids or friends to drop in for a coffee break. She hosted Christmas dinners for many years, and handled even the largest gatherings in stride. She enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was camping with her family, gardening with Art, or sitting on the deck to read in the sunshine. As she got older, she would spend her evenings on the couch with a crossword puzzle or a magazine, always within arms reach of the phone in case somebody called to chat. Even in sickness, Grace was always happy to talk, and always maintained her sense of humour. As a longtime member of St. James Lutheran Church, she often relied on her faith to help her through hard times. She fought hard when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer, and January 2020 marked 24 years in remission.
The family would like to thank the staff at Seven Oaks Hospital and St. Boniface Hospital for their care over the past several months, and especially to the wonderful nurses who provided Grace with home dialysis. We would also like to thank Pastor Richard Beinert for his visits and prayers.
In compliance with current restrictions, a private service and interment will be held. A larger memorial will follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba Research Institute or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 20, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Art, sorry to hear about Grace. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Karen - Posted by: Karen Yuskin (Art's co-worker (EMCO)) on: May 25, 2020

  • We were so sorry to hear of Grace’s passing. She was a wonderful lady, wife and grandmother. Our kids often played with TJ and Elizabeth back in the 90’s. She was warm and welcoming to our kids and many others. Please accept our sincerest sympathies. Thinking of Art and family at this very difficult time. Jim, Arlene, Andrew and Elizabeth - Posted by: Arlene and Jim Grant (Neighbours) on: May 22, 2020

  • I know Grace only through her children, particularly Brad. She obviously passed on an exhuberance and zest for life as a mother. My sympathies to all she has left behind. - Posted by: Bill Fisher (teacher and friend of Brad Burgess) on: May 20, 2020

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