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DEANNE SPIEGEL

Date of Passing: Feb 17, 2021

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DEANNE SPIEGEL

With great sadness, the family of Deanne Spiegel announces her peaceful passing on February 17, 2021 as a result of complications related to Parkinson's disease. Thankfully, Deanne's children were able to be with her in the days and hours before her passing.
Deanne is lovingly remembered by her children, Jill (Shawn Hank) and Gary (Kim Kujawski); step-grandchildren, Kendra (Johnathan Woodbridge), Tyler and Will; step-great-grandchildren, Kristian and Amelia, and brother Murray (Donna). She was predeceased by her loving husband Harvey; and her parents, Sylvia and Edward Caplan.
Deanne will be forever missed. She will always be in the hearts and minds of her family and friends.
Deanne was born in North Battleford, SK in 1944 where she attended North Battleford Collegiate Institute (NBCI) and later moved to Winnipeg where she graduated from St. John's High School. She then went on to the University of Manitoba, where she graduated from the Faculty of Nursing achieving her Bachelor's of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. She later returned to the U of M's Faculty of Nursing post graduate program and ultimately received her Masters in Nursing.
Deanne enjoyed attending live theatre with her husband Harvey. Both were avid supporters of various theatre groups in Winnipeg. Each year, they attended the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. They were the ones to ask when you wanted to know which show to see and which to pass on. Deanne was a loving wife, mother, friend, and respected teacher at the School of Nursing at both the Misericordia Hospital and Red River College. There is a generation's worth of hard working nurses, throughout Manitoba and across Canada that were taught by Deanne. She has left a lasting impact on countless friends, family members and students alike.
Graveside funeral services took place on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery with Rabbi Mass officiating.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour Deanne's memory may make donations to U-Turn Parkinson's, or to a charity of choice.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 23, 2021

Condolences & Memories (24 entries)

  • I had the pleasure of working with her. I was a younger teacher and she guided me and taught me so much. I always knew I could run to the next office for a big smile and lots of ideas of how to deal with anything. She was so proud of her children and talked about them often. Harvey always sent her walking balloons on her birthday and we all giggled when we walked by her office. Later she got a dog and could not wait to see that golden dog when she got home. Sending condolences to family who she loved so much. Deborah - Posted by: Deborah Gaynor-Martens (worked with her at MGH) on: Mar 02, 2021

  • I had the privilege of being a student nurse at Misericordia in the 80s. Deanne was one of my nursing instructors whom I learned so much from. Our paths had crossed again when I had became a nursing instructor at RRC. She still had that infectious smile and laugh that would brighten up any room that I first encountered as a student. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Paula Bowkett (Colleague) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • Condolences to Deanne’s family from her nursing classmates. - Posted by: Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing (Classmates 1965) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • My heartfelt condolences to Jill and Gary and the Spiegel, Caplan families. Deanne was an inspiration. Deanne with her ready smile and caring demeanor will be missed by all that new her. May her memory be a blessing. - Posted by: Betty Polsky (Cousin) on: Feb 26, 2021

  • My heartfelt condolences to Jill and Gary and the Spiegel, Caplan families. Deanne was an inspiration. Deanne with her ready smile and caring demeanor will be missed by all that new her. May her memory be a blessing. - Posted by: Betty Polsky (Cousin) on: Feb 26, 2021

  • I was stunned to say the least when heard Deanne had passed away. We often partnered together in boxing . Deanne was an inspiration. Most Tuesdays Deanne had already participated in about 3 or 4 different exercises by the time she arrived at Rock Steady boxing. U-tunes choir, Yoga, balance, Rock Steady and I'm sure there were more. We were similar in height and so often partnered in boxing and circuits. I enjoyed her company. She was quick to laugh at her mistakes but never gave up. Deanne was so fit and wore her age extremely well which makes her passing so much more shocking. Our sincere condolences to Deanne's family and friends. Lovingly remember by, Frances Voth, Rock Steady Boxing - Posted by: Frances Voth (friend) on: Feb 26, 2021

  • My condolences to Deanne’s family. She will surely be missed. Deanne has Left her footprints in the sands of all who knew her. Her professional contributions to nursing students education will be long remembered. She was admired for her strength and fortitude facing her chronic illness. She was a wonderful role model for us all. Rest In Peace Deanne as you will be remembered for the special person you were. Patricia Bucholz - friend and colleague. - Posted by: Pat Bucholz (Book Club Friend and work Colleague) on: Feb 25, 2021

  • Deanne always showed up to class with a big smile and determination to work hard. She displayed such admirable strength. Her contagious energy and smile will be missed greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with Deanne’s family and friends, and our Rock Ready community. - Posted by: Emma Bonne (Rock Steady Volunteer) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • Bill and I are so very sad to hear of Deanne's passing. She was such an inspiration to all of us in the Rock Steady family. She will be deeply missed. - Posted by: Barb & Bill (Friends from Rock Steady Boxing) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • The boxing class began with some warm up exercises. Deanne stood in front of me.and didn’t just run on the spot but she hopped enthusiastically. I loved watching her curls bounce up and down. She was often my partner as we worked our way around the circuit of exercises.. She was very encouraging of my efforts as the newbie in the class. If health restrictions allowed you to conduct a celebration of Deanne’s life, the boxers would all have come to honour a special classmate. - Posted by: Elizabeth Schirmer (Rock Steady boxer) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • As a Misericordia alumni I am proud to say that Deanne was one of my teachers. She taught maternity/ newborn and very thoroughly taught us to do assessments. I remembered her teachings well and considered her one of my mentors, when I became an instructor I quoted her on more than one occasion. I remember walking into the staff lounge at RRC on my first day and there she was, I know Deanne did not remember me, she told me as much, but I was so pleased to get to work alongside Deanne. She was a dedicated teacher, every so patient with students. I know you are proud of your mom, she was very proud of both of you. - Posted by: Lucille Canart (Student/ colleague) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • So sorry to learn of Deanne’s passing. I remember her always as the devoted wife of her husband, Harvey, my dear, dear friend. Deanne gave selflessly on every level to not only Harvey but to everyone whose life she touched. My deepest condolences to her children, grandchildren and friends. - Posted by: Mendy Rothman (Friend) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • Deanne was such a spark in our Rock Steady sessions. Her energy was contagious and she made us all kick it up a notch. She will be missed greatly by her Boxing family. - Posted by: Megan Naaykens (Rock Steady Volunteer ) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • Deanne’s passing deeply saddens all of her Rock Steady Boxing family. Her warm smile, wonderful sense of humour and boundless energy touched all of us. Our smiles were a little wider, our laughter came a little easier, and effort in class was up a notch whenever Deanne was around. She had a presence that just made your day a little brighter. She may be gone, but she will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to her family. - Posted by: Tim Robinson (Friend , fellow boxer at Rock Steady Boxing) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • Anyone who attended Rock Steady Boxing Classes will never be able to forget the grin on Deanne's face smacking the pads and the bag. She gave everything she had regardless of what Parkinson's was telling her that day. All loses are tough, but I know this one is especially tough for our community. Her smile and energy will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to her family. - Posted by: Brandt Butt (Boxing Coach) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • Our hearts felt so heavy when we learned of Deanne’s passing. My husband and I nicknamed her “Mighty Mouse” because she was small but had a wicked punch, perseverance and a huge smile! Deanne was a huge part of the Rock Steady family and she will be dearly missed. Our condolences to her family. - Posted by: Sheri Larsen Celhar & Vic Celhar (Rock Steady United Coaches) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • Met Deanne through Rock Steady Boxing and Yoga. Deanne was a sweet lady and worked hard at battling Parkinson’s. My condolences to the family. She will be missed❤️🙏 - Posted by: Patrick McCabe (Fellow person with Parkinson’s ) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • We are so very sad to hear that our friend and fellow Parkinson’s fighter has left us. Deanne was a joy and inspiration to all of us here at U-Turn Parkinson’s. Her positive attitude and determination were incredible. She will be dearly missed. Please accept our sincere condolences. On behalf of the staff, volunteers and fellow fighters, Tim Hague Founder and Exec Director U-Turn Parkinson’s - Posted by: Tim Hague (Fellow person with Parkinson’s & Nurse) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • We are so very sad to hear that our friend and fellow Parkinson’s fighter has left us. Deanne was a joy and inspiration to all of us here at U-Turn Parkinson’s. Her positive attitude and determination were incredible. She will be dearly missed. Please accept our sincere condolences. On behalf of the staff, volunteers and fellow fighters, Tim Hague Founder and Exec Director U-Turn Parkinson’s - Posted by: Tim Hague (Fellow person with Parkinson’s & Nurse) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • I am heartbroken to hear of Deanne’s passing. I had the privilege to coach her at Rock Steady Boxing. She always gave 110%, had unlimited energy, loved punching the hand pads and smiled all the way through her workout. I will definitely miss her. - Posted by: Gillian Reid-McLean (Coach) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • I worked at RRC but I really got to know Deanne through our book club. She was a wonderful person, quite but engaging at the same time. I will miss her, I am so sad that she left so soon. My condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues. Rest in peace dear Deanne. Liz Omeniuk - Posted by: Elizabeth Omeniuk (collegue, friend) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • Absolutely gutted to hear of Deann's passing. She was such a ray of light during our Rock Steady Boxing program. Such a privilege to have had the opportunity to get to know her and coach her. Tremendous loss to our boxing family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. Genevieve and Andrew - Posted by: Genevieve Michael (Coach) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • I met Deanne through Rock Steady Boxing. She was an active boxer and a firm believer in doing all that what she could to live her life to the fullest. She will be missed. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Ken Dando (Fellow person living with Parkinson's) on: Feb 23, 2021

  • I had the great privilege of working with Deanne at RRC. She was a great role model and always had a smile on her face. I as well as our students learned so much from Deanne. I wish your family the grace and comfort of your memories. Stay safe, Bernadette Mandrick - Posted by: Bernadette Mandrick (colleague) on: Feb 23, 2021

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