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Date of Passing: Sep 11, 2020

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(nee WILSON)

Sadly, Elsie Margaret Coldwell (nee Wilson) passed away on September 11, 2020, at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. She had been courageously, with a steady positive attitude, battling cancer for the last two years.
Elsie leaves to love and cherish her memory her husband of 53 years, Duane, her sons, Robert (Kristel) and Jeffrey (Raquel), grandsons, Nicholas (Marielle), Lucas and Thomas, granddaughters, Kelsey (Kieran) and Makenna, brother George Ernest Wilson (Lorraine), nieces, Marla (Adam), Janna, Lori Morton (Chad), brother-in-law Merle Coldwell (Ellis), sister-in-law Carole Robinson (Dennis), nephew Troy Robinson (Cindy), great-nephews, Christian, Isaac, Malcolm, Kyle, Tyler, Jayce, and many other relatives and friends including her special long time friend, Wanda who she referred to as the sister she chose.
She was predeceased by her parents, George and Jean Wilson (nee Moyer), her brother Wesley, sister Eleanor, parents-in-law, Joseph and Eleanora Coldwell, sister-in-law June Wilson, brother-in-law Darold Coldwell, brother-in-law John Kardshinski, and nephew Trevor Robinson.
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at the Gimli Community Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, you may choose to make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba or Gimli Animal Shelter.

Condolences may be left on her tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli
in care of arrangements.

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Elsie was me & my Mom's neighbor whom we used to chat with about world/local news. She was a friendly, outgoing free spirit who lead a life of service. For that we all must be truly grateful. RIP & thank you for encouraging me to get a pup. You will be enroute in spirit with Beau and I as we walk & take on the day. - Posted by: Elaine Ungarian (Nearby Neighbours) on: Sep 23, 2020

  • Thinking of Elsie always puts a smile on my face. She was passionate about so many things, had a great sense of humor and above all was an excellent caregiver; both as a nurse and to her family and friends. She had a strong spirit and a kind heart. May her life be honored by all she loved. She will be missed. - Posted by: Ardith Sigurdson (former co-worker) on: Sep 21, 2020

  • To Elsie's family : Duane you were her Rock. Rob, Kristel , Jeffrey& Raquel she always spoke so loving of you. Her precious Grandchildren She was so Proud of all of you. My sincere condolences to all of you. Cherish all the Wonderful memories. She was strong, brave, outspoken and stood up for what she believed in. She challenged life and anything that was put in her path. I knew her since 1987 as we worked together at Betel. We developed a friendship that went beyond co -workers. I have many great memories made throughout the years. I am sorry she had to leave us but she had fought long and hard and deserves rest. God Bless you all. <3 - Posted by: Sharon Melnychuk (friend) on: Sep 19, 2020

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