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Born: Apr 08, 1971

Date of Passing: Nov 25, 2020

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With great sadness the family announces the sudden passing of Colleen at her home in Inwood, MB on November 25, 2020.
Colleen will be missed dearly by her partner in life for 33 years, Jack Coverdale, their children, Raelyne (Lance) and Bradon (Jen) and granddaughters, Kenzie and Callie, her mom, Marilyn, her sister, Lisa (Darryl) and brother, Sonny (Arlie) as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins and other loving family members and friends.
Colleen was predeceased by her dad Guy, in-laws Nora and Harold and special friends Nadine and Diane, as well many other dear family members.
Born on April 8, 1971 at the St Boniface Hospital, Colleen grew up in Inwood, attended school there until grade 9 and graduated high school from Teulon Collegiate. Colleen never wanted to be far from Mom and Dad as a child and so it made sense that she and Jack would make their family home and raise Raelyne and Bradon just down the street from where she grew up. Inwood was always home for Colleen, and it won't be the same without her.
Travelling together brought great joy and treasured memories for Colleen and Jack, whether it was a drive for an ice cream, shopping for the girls or a trip to Alaska or Vancouver Island, every adventure together brought them great happiness.
Hosting family dinners, coffee dates, birthday parties for the grandkids and of course Christmas morning celebrations which included making thin pancakes for everyone, will always be cherished memories. The family home was remarkably busy over the last few years, as Ma and Pa to Kenzie and Callie, their home was filled with laughter, toys, treats and of course love and cuddles. Ma loved time with her grandchildren taking them to the Zoo, Splashpads, out for Happy Meals, play time on the deck and just having them around to bring her smiles and love. Over the last several months, Jack took on many extra responsibilities, but none were as important as making sure the grandkids could be around to bring their Ma smiles and comfort
More than two decades ago, Colleen began working at South Interlake Credit Union and remained a member of the Sunova family until her passing. The stories of fun and adventure with "The Sunova Gang" were some of her favorite; Colleen truly hoped for a better day to get back to work and back to the adventures with everyone she missed so much.
In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, please donate to The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch in Colleen's memory and please consider registering at to be an organ and tissue donor to give the gift of life.
The Family wishes to acknowledge and thank the Inwood and Armstrong Fire Dept, Members of the RCMP, East Interlake EMS and STARS Air Ambulance, community members and friends for their compassion and support.
Colleen, Soos, Mom and Ma, you made us all feel so loved, cherished and important in your life, you will forever be missed.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou

Further service details will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Ken Loehmer Funeral Services, Teulon MB

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 12, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • A wonderful childhood best friend to our beautiful Nadine..we all as a family watched Colleen grow up have her babies do her job and love her family unconditionally. May she RIP. - Posted by: Janice Morin, Fred West, Janine and Meghan Morin-West (Friend) on: Jan 11, 2021

  • I was so sorry to hear of Colleens passing. My condolences to Jack and the family. One fond memory was volunteering with Colleen at a Sunova golf tournament. We were managing a sponsored hole and had to get people to ‘drive’ while sitting on a stool. Well by the end of the hot day, we were calling people up to give us their best stool sample! Lots of laughs. She will be missed. - Posted by: Tracy Dunstan (Sunova coworker friend ) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • The world has lost one of the most adventurous and tenacious women I have ever met. So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Chikousky Family (friend) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • We are very sorry to hear about Colleen's passing. Our deepest condolences to her family. - Posted by: Bruce and Lisa Twerdochlib (High school together ) on: Dec 12, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Colleen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Karen and Murray Hainstock (Friend of the family) on: Dec 12, 2020

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