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Born: Jul 31, 1944

Date of Passing: Aug 29, 2022

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(nee HAGAN)

July 31, 1944 - August 29, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Colleen Bucklaschuk, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, on August 29 after a brief illness.
Colleen was a loving wife to her husband, John, for 54 years, a dedicated mother to her children, Tara and Tyler (Michelle), and an adoring grandmother to her grandchildren.
Colleen was born in Virden and is survived by her sister Maureen Chalmers, her brother Keith Hagan (Mary Anne), Shawne Hagan (Jocelyn) and brother-in-law Bill Dutton, as well as her sisters-in-law, Winnie Danyluk and Elsie Naherniak. Colleen is survived by her grandchildren: Colby (Janine) Bucklaschuk, Tyson Bucklaschuk, Raven Valgardson, Recene (Jason Edye-Rowntree), and Nikolas (Amey) Young, eight great- grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Tena Hagan, her sister Donna Dutton, and infant brother Jordan Bradley Hagan, and brother-in-law Harvey Chalmers.
Colleen graduated as a teacher from Brandon University in 1965, started her teaching in Melita, followed by a year at Allard School in St. James and two years at King Edward School in Brandon. At that point, she became a full-time mother to Tara and Tyler, followed by a move to Killarney, where her husband taught for five years. This was followed by a move to Selkirk, when her husband made a career change and then by a final move to Gimli where John was elected as the M.L.A. for Gimli. In 1988, John and Colleen entered the business world by creating two new businesses in which Colleen was a partner until her passing. Colleen was a vital part of these businesses, contributing to their success and absolutely loved the involvement with the thousands of clients during the last 34 years of business. At all times, Colleen had been a pillar, supported every decision that was made and hugely contributed to every undertaking.
She will be fondly remembered for her passion for baking and cooking a good meal. The table was always beautifully set. Her home, and all of its vibrant colours and decor, represented her creativity. She loved going to the West End Cultural Centre for folk concerts, which was always accompanied by a nice dinner at a nearby restaurant.
A Celebration of Life will be held on September 24 at 1:00 p.m. at the Johnson Waterfront Centre in Gimli. All friends are invited to attend.
In memory of Colleen, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or another charity of one's choosing.

Condolences may be left on her tribute wall at
Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 03, 2022

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • John and Tara and Tyler and family, we are both so very sorry to learn of Colleen’s passing. Colleen and I became good friends in Killarney and shared times together with our little ones. She was always ready with a wonderful smile and so comfortable to spend time with in conversation. She will be missed by all who knew her. - Posted by: Diane and Gordon Murison (Friends) on: Sep 09, 2022

  • Our deepest condolences to you John and your family. Colleen was always such a light. She will clearly be missed by many. - Posted by: Cheryl and Phil Matthewman (Friends) on: Sep 09, 2022

  • I’m so sorry to hear this news. Colleen was a grand lady! - Posted by: Nancy Coates (Friend) on: Sep 05, 2022

  • To John and family our deepest condolences. - Posted by: Morris and Joan Kustiak (H AND R) on: Sep 05, 2022

  • To John and family. We were shocked to hear of Colleen’s passing. She was such a gentle, friendly, compassionate lady who never went by without smiling and saying hello. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. - Posted by: Gloria & Jim Yaremkiewich (Neighbors) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • Ryan and I are so sorry to hear of Coleen’s passing. Our hearts go out to all of you as you process this loss. I have such fond memories of Coleen. Her sense of humour and her keen sense of style notable. Her smiling eyes. - Posted by: Steinunn Bessason (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • John and family, So sorry for your loss. Colleen was so friendly and cheerful greeting people and very helpful. My sincere condolences to all. - Posted by: Shirley Brygman Jones (Customer) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • so very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: george & bev neil (customer) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • John and family: we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Colleen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May His love and peace surround you. - Posted by: Lois and Brian Borkowsky (Friend ) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • John, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Colleen was truly a beautiful, gentle soul. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Al and Heidie Allison (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • Sue and I are so sad to hear of Colleen's passing. Our condolences go out to John and family. Her smile never failed to light up a room. Fond memories of her. She will be in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Larry and Sue Desaulniers (Friend ) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • Oh so sorry to hear of Colleen’s passing as she was always so happy and nice! We will miss her especially her big smile….many mohr hugs to you John, Ty and families fr Colleen and Hans Mohr - Posted by: Colleen and Hans Mohr (Costumer) on: Sep 03, 2022

  • John and family, I am so shocked to read of Colleen's passing. She was such a sweet person, always smiling and welcoming. She and I had started the Red Hat Society a few years ago and I was also an Avon customer of hers when we lived in Gimli. I will remember her with fondness. My deepest condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Eva M Haddad (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2022

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