- Winnipeg Free Press Passages
- All Titles
Notices are posted by 10 am Monday through Saturday
GREGORY SWALWELL (GREG)
Born: Apr 26, 1966
Date of Passing: Aug 06, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Born - April 26, 1966
Passed - August 6, 2021
Greg leaves to mourn and honour his memory, his wife Heather, his children, Clark and Taylor, his father Harold, his sister Tracey, and many close family members and friends. He will be forever missed for his kind heartedness, compassion, strong wit, charm, and desire to help anyone in need.
Greg grew up in Fort Richmond where he planted deep roots with his family and friends. Growing up on Rutgers Bay was the beginning of wonderful friendships and memories that Greg cherished each day. Greg first went to school at Dalhousie Elementary, and then Acadia Junior High and finally Fort Richmond Collegiate - all closely knit together - a true Fort Richmond family. Everyone in the neighbourhood knew Greg. He always made a point to get to know neighbours and had a passion for bringing people together.
Greg worked for Safeway much of his young years which built a successful career for him as a Sales Representative with Sobeys. His customer focus was second to none, and this was another close-knit family for Greg. Greg was well known in the Winnipeg community through his love of sports, his joy for work, and his commitment to his family and friends. He was well respected across all paths in life.
Greg wore many team jerseys in his years from a young boy to a grown man. "Fozzy" always shared his love of sports and adventure with family and friends. Greg was well known for his story telling and animation - mini reunions were treasured. Greg's love of the lake will be forever remembered - swimming, boating, tubing, and fishing - often enjoyed at the family cottage. There was never a dull moment with Greg, always a conversation, a laugh, a lesson, a debate, a tear, but all moments were met with humour and grace along with a love for a full, active life making memories.
Greg's children were his pride and joy. He always made the time to support and guide his kids through all life's lessons. Greg loved Clark and Taylor, and his wife Heather, of 26 years, with all his heart. He was so very proud of his family - making the time to build life lasting memories.
Greg was far too young, but he taught us many lessons. We know the end of this journey is the start of another and we will all reunite with Greg one day. We will miss you forever Greg. You're our angel above now.
Unfortunately, due to current provincial health measures the family is limited to a 50 person guest maximum (invitation only) at Greg's service. The service is taking place at Glen Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 18. We will be hosting an open house for all family and friends at Greg and Heather's home in celebration of Greg's life following the formal service beginning at approximately 4:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Love, Heather, Clark, Taylor and family, Harold (June), Tracey and family, Henry, Leora and family.
Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at www.glenlawn.ca
Glen Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 14, 2021
Condolences & Memories (18 entries)
Dear Heather - Felicia and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family. May Gregg rest in peace. Sincerely Steve and Felicia Kehler - Posted by: Steve & Felicia Kehler (Friend) on: Aug 26, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. We always looked forward to his visits at Ray's Family Foods in Holland. We enjoyed his keen sense of humour, while assisting us with the many challenges in the Grocery business. Sincere sympathies from Robert, Lorna, J.P. and Claudia Pittet. - Posted by: Jean-Paul Pittet (Work) on: Aug 19, 2021
To Greg’s family, Darren and I own Portage Supermarket, in Portage la Prairie. Greg was our Sobeys sales rep. Over the years we enjoyed his weekly visits and appreciated all the support he provided. He often told us stories of his family….he was so proud of his kids. We were so saddened to hear of his passing…. We will miss him dearly. Regards, Darren and Lori Miller - Posted by: Darren and Lori Millee (Work) on: Aug 16, 2021
My sincere and deepest condolences to the entire Swalwell family. It is with great regret that I am not able to attend the service for my brother, but it is probably for the best that you all not see me cry like a banshee in public. If we are fortunate in life, we get to meet individuals that we call friends. If you are extremely fortunate, as I, a few of those friends, become lifelong brothers … Greg IS my brother and I love and will miss him dearly. I have forgotten a lot of events, people etc., over the years, but not even extra curricular activities nor the possible onset of Alzheimer’s will erase all the great memories we had together. You will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace, for the next time we meet up, the CELEBRATION, as has been the case for over 40 years, will disrupt the Peace once more. Until, Love your forever brother Keiron (crying like a banshee). - Posted by: Keiron Seenandan (Brother) on: Aug 16, 2021
We are so sad to hear that Greg has passed. We are grateful for the times we were able to spend with you guys when the kids were young...Greg was such a kind, honest and entertaining guy and we have many great memories. Our thoughts are with all of you. We are out of town and won’t be able to be back to celebrate Greg’s life but please know we’re thinking of you. - Posted by: Kevin and Joanne McLeod (Friends) on: Aug 16, 2021
My sincere condolences on your loss. My family will remember yours in our prayers. - Posted by: Charles Robertson (Cousin of Heather) on: Aug 15, 2021
Heather, our deepest condolences to you, Clarke, Taylor and family on Greg’s passing. Todd and I are immensely saddened by his loss. We will forever hold in our hearts the wonderful times shared with Greg. When Fozzy was in the room, you could always count on laughing til your gut hurt while he dazzled us all with his many adventures. I will also never forget his kindness when my brother passed this year. We will forever miss Greg’s friendship, his humour and the twinkle in his eyes when he talked about his family. I hope with time you will find comfort in the love and cherished memories you shared together. Sending our love and hugs. Rest In Peace Greg. ❤️ - Posted by: Terri and Todd Fisette (Friend) on: Aug 15, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. - Posted by: Anne-Marie Dreher (Cousin ) on: Aug 15, 2021
My memories of Greg start with Kindergarten at Dalhousie Elementary School, Greg was one of the first friends that I made that year. We remained friends throughout our lives, even though they took us both in different directions. I met up with Greg, and other Fort Richmond friends over the years, on many, and various occasions, always sharing laughter, and stories. I am quite saddened learning of Greg’s passing, another absolutely fantastic person who passed away far too young. My heartfelt condolences to the entire Swalwell family, as well as his many friends whose lives he touched. You may be gone from our lives here on earth, but your memories will continue to live on in each, and everyone of us……RIP Greg! - Posted by: Rob Sommerville (School friends ) on: Aug 15, 2021
Greg will be greatly missed by the SILSAT hockey group. He was always quick with a comment or wise crack and enjoyed the Post game beers as much as the game. The dressing room will be quieter and not as much fun without you, we will miss you Greg. - Posted by: Craig Whitman (SILSAT Hockey) on: Aug 15, 2021
I was extremely sad to hear of Greg's passing! Greg and I went to all three levels of school together, Elementary, Jr. High and High School. I always enjoyed talking with Greg, whether it be at the rink, or just crossing paths, he would always talk about family right away! (His eyes lit up when he talked about his family). Greg was quite the character having the ability to make people laugh by telling a story, as much as I enjoyed his humor, my two boys did also! Both my boys always enjoyed the hockey talk and always had a grin on their faces when Greg appeared at the rink, because they new they were going to hear something funny or good story! You were larger than life my friend, and will be missed by many! My condolences from my family, to the Swalwell Family. "Rest easy my Friend" - Posted by: Mike kolodie (Lifelong friend ) on: Aug 15, 2021
So very sad that Greg has passed away, so young. It's such a loss for Heather, Clark and Taylor, and also a loss to the extended families, and friends. May he rest in peace, and watch over everyone from on high. - Posted by: jean robertson (HEATHER'S AUNT) on: Aug 15, 2021
Dear Heather and family, My heart was saddened to hear of Greg’s passing and I cannot imagine how heartbroken you all must be. Greg was a great guy, big heart, big personality, and a true friend. He has been taken too soon may he rest in peace. My sincerest condolences to you all and know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Lynn Wood (Friend) on: Aug 14, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family, Greg will be missed. He was witty and liked to joke around and laugh. Greg enjoyed life. Greg is in heaven now and can rest in peace. - Posted by: Curtis Larson (Cousin to Heather) on: Aug 14, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Heather, Taylor and Clark. - Posted by: Lynn (Cousin to Greg’s wife Heather) on: Aug 14, 2021
Dear Heather,Clarke and Taylor, Please accept sincere condolences from me and my family on the loss of your husband Greg and father of the children,Clarke and Taylor.All the best to all of you as you go forward in life.You are in our thoughts and Prayers at this difficult time.The consolation is that Greg is in Heaven and not in pain anymore.R.I.P.Greg. Aunty Emily and family. - Posted by: Emily Durbin (Aunty,Great Aunty) on: Aug 14, 2021
Sending love, to you Heather and the family. So sorry to hear this. You are in my thoughts. - Posted by: Pam pullen (Friend and co worker) on: Aug 14, 2021
I cannot express how deeply I am saddened by the passing of one of my best friends. A first and for most family man who would do anything for his family. A true friend that was always there. The memories we shared together will forever be remembered. The only reason I can think of that the lord took my buddy “Fozzy”. To heaven is the lord needed an answer to a question that no one in heaven could give him. Fozzy has the answer to that question … he always had the answers. I will forever wonder what that question was. To my life long buddy , I will miss you so much and will always remember how much your friendship meant to me Sore high , look down on us and keep smiling buddy I love you Fozzy, always have and always will. - Posted by: Todd Bohonos (Freind) on: Aug 14, 2021
Sign up for free email alerts of new obituaries for specific people, towns & more.