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TRACY ELAINE FINDLAY
Date of Passing: May 30, 2022Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
TRACY ELAINE FINDLAY
We are incredibly sad to announce that Tracy Elaine Findlay, 46, of Warren, MB passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022 at Stonewall & District Health Centre.
Tracy is survived by her husband of 24 years, Andrew; children, Bradley, Tyler and Isobella; mother Brenda Hollier; father and stepmother Tom and Marilyn Moloney; brother David Moloney; stepsiblings, Sean McWatt, Susan McWatt-FitzGerald, Richelle Ross-Derksen, Brendon Hollier, and Michael Hollier; mother and father-in-law Lorna Findlay and Gene Wertepny. As well as many other relatives, and friends.
Tracy was predeceased by her stepfather Garry Hollier.
After being born in Dauphin, Manitoba, Tracy spent her early years in Stonewall and Brandon where she made many lifelong friends. After a short time in Thompson, she moved to Warren in 1991. Tracy started grade ten at WCI and that is where she met the love of her life Andrew, they have been together ever since making Warren their permanent home.
After high school graduation Tracy started her career in finance at the Royal Bank in Stonewall, the branch her dad had opened many years before. After a short stint as co-owner of Grants Grill with Andrew, Tracy went back into banking. She loved working with people and helping whenever she could through her many roles over the years at RBC, Sunova Credit Union, Westoba Credit Union and CIBC. Not to mention becoming great friends with many of her colleagues.
After her cancer diagnosis in 2010 Tracy underwent multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. Despite the best efforts of the wonderful people at CancerCare Manitoba she was diagnosed with stage four metastatic breast cancer in 2016. It was at this point that Tracy had to leave banking and started to focus her time and effort into working with CAARE animal rescue. She was very passionate about helping to foster, fundraise and find furever homes for stray dogs. Again, she made many great friends through her work with CAARE.
When she wasn't running with kids, dogs or one of the other many responsibilities she took on, she loved getting together with friends and family over drinks around a fire or a game of cards. Many hours were spent camping, out in the yard, or at the kitchen table making memories. Her only requirement for a good time was fun people to spend time with and a rye and coke with lots of ice.
Above all else, what she was most passionate about was her children. She would do anything, be anywhere or provide anything they needed. Brad, Ty and Bella were her sun, moon and stars. They were her whole universe, and she loved them more than words can describe. Even after she was diagnosed with heart failure and several mild strokes this past November, she summoned the strength to be there for them day in and day out right up until the end.
Special thanks to Dr. Harris and everyone at CancerCare Manitoba, as well as all of the many other doctors, nurses and health care professionals she met over the years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Warren Memorial Hall on Saturday, June 11, 2022, come and go from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A private interment will be held prior.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to CancerCare Manitoba or an animal rescue of your choosing.
MacKenzie Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 04, 2022
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
Does not seem that long ago that we were able to spend time with you and your siblings at the cottage in Beresford. You have left us far to early, however You have left your mark on earth, that will always keep you in the hearts of your Family and the many people you have come in contact with. Job well done. God Bless - Posted by: Barb Rathgaber ( Family) on: Jun 07, 2022
We were so saddened by this tragic news. Her smile brightened the day while cheering and scorekeeping for Bella and her baseball team. Our brief interactions were always pleasant. It was very evident her children and family were definitely her greatest treasures. She will be missed immensely by so many. Our sincerest condolences. - Posted by: Jacqueline, Murray Varnes & family (Friends) on: Jun 04, 2022
Tracy was truly one of a kind! We both worked at RBC in Stonewall and there was never a dull moment. Most sincere condolences to all her family and friends. She was a fighter until the end. She had such a beautiful smile that would make anyone smile back. - Posted by: Janice Baryliuk (Co-worker ) on: Jun 04, 2022
I am so saddened to read about the passing of Tracy and her courageous battle with cancer. May she suffer no more and rest in piece. My condolences to Andrew and family. A life taken way too early. I have such fond memories of Tracy from our time in high school together. We had so much fun with the gang. She was the first in our group to get her drivers license and we had a blast cruising around in her stepdads green car. Driving to baseball games together, baking in our Mom’s kitchens, and sleepovers where we snuck out her bedroom window to stroll the busy streets of Warren at 1 am. Good times. My heart goes out to Andrew and family. - Posted by: Tannis Silversides (Grenkow) (High school friend ) on: Jun 04, 2022
Tracy was a wonderful person and she had a wonderful family. We will remember always being included in the special dinners put on for Thanksgiving or Christmas or just because. They always made us feel at home and we are so blessed to have been able to get together with Tracy and family. She will be missed for sure. Our sympathies to Andrew and children and family. - Posted by: Jim and Linda Emes (Family) on: Jun 04, 2022
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