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Born: Aug 04, 1960

Date of Passing: Aug 18, 2022

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August 4, 1960 – August 18, 2022

It is with broken hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved Deana Mae.
For a year and a half Deana fought a valiant battle against that devastating disease cancer, until August 18 when she could fight no more. She found her peace at last. Deana was 62.
Deana will be remembered for her love of nature, animals, rock collecting and always being in bare feet! She never wore socks, even in the winter! Feet like leather as someone once said. Deana always had her camera in hand and loved to photograph her grandchildren, and everything else for that matter.
Deana lived in Thunder Bay, Kenora and Winnipeg, but she truly found her heaven when she moved out to St. Labre with her love "Bushman" Bob. Here Deana was surrounded by trees, flowers, ponds, wildlife and their numerous pet dogs and cats. It was a shutter bugs delight and her idea of paradise!
She served the community which she lived in as a home care worker for 20 years. Deana was fortunate enough to have her palliative care at home surrounded by her family and pets. Her husband said "You know the saying that doctors can sometimes make the worst patients, weIl, so can home care workers!"
Deana will be lovingly remembered by her husband Bob Grenier; her father Edward Holt (predeceased by her mom Ruth Holt in 2020); her daughter Jamie MacDonald; grandchildren, Hailey, Kyla, Lilly, Damien, Freya, Finn, Lennox, Mas; her son Jason; her sisters, Teresa (Wayne), Judy (Mark); her brother Tom (Aynslie); as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at CancerCare Steinbach and Winnipeg for their kindness and compassion.
As per Deana's wish, services and interment will not be taking place at this time.

Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence at

Arrangements entrusted to:
Crossings Funeral Care
Steinbach, Manitoba
(204) 326-7203

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 27, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • There isn’t a young fella in the world that would not have loved to have lived across the street from the Holt girl growing up !! I truly am saddened for your loss 😓 My deepest sympathies go out to all who where lucky enough to have known Deana ❤️‍🩹 - Posted by: Kevin Morsette (Childhood friend ) on: Aug 31, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to Judy my dear friend and the Holt family. May she rest in internal peace. - Posted by: Val Taleb (Sisters friend ) on: Aug 28, 2022

  • I'm good fiends with sister Judy. I met Deana years back and my sister Karen use live beside her. She was a fun loving person. I wanted to be like her growing up she was a free spirit full of life. Deana made people laugh. Haven't seen her in years but I will miss her but she is at peace now. Tanis Magnifico - Posted by: Tanis Magnifico (Fiend of her sister Judy) on: Aug 28, 2022

  • As a young teenager, Deana was my classmate. I'll never forgot those happy years and Deana so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Joyce Lancaster (friend) on: Aug 27, 2022

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