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Born: Jan 20, 1930

Date of Passing: Jan 17, 2023

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The family is saddened to announce the passing of Gerard (Gerry) Anseeuw, formerly of Oak Bluff, Manitoba. Gerry passed away on January 17, 2023, just three days shy of his 93rd birthday.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 70 years, Phyllis (nee Gobert); daughter Bonnie (Melinda); sons, Willie (Michelle), Jamie, Mark (Anita), Danny (Roslynn); 11 grandchildren, and six great-grand-children. Sister Anna Boel; sisters-in-law, Gwen Anseeuw, Lil Gobert; and brother-in-law Willie Gobert (Irma), and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.
Gerry was predeceased by his sisters, Mary (George Taillieu) and Malvina (Don Acheson); his brothers, Joseph (Doreen) twin brother Laurent, Peter (Frankie) and Andre; sister-in-law Helen Frost; brothers-in-law, Paul Boel, George Gobert and Jerry Gobert.
To capture Gerry's life in a few paragraphs and do it justice is not possible. Through the 70 years of a loving marriage and raising five children, many memories, events and stories have been created and shared amongst those who knew him. Next to his family, the purchase, growth and success of the farm was a significant cornerstone in Gerry's life. His ability to innovate, build or refine whatever was required to accomplish a task, whether it be for the farm, or just for fun, was a quality many admired. Gerry was an active member of the Oak Bluff community, and was proud to be one of the many who helped construct the Oak Bluff Arena and hall. Quite an accomplishment for such a small community. He contributed to the growth and maturity of many young people through teaching 4H and guiding them through their snowmobile racing endeavours. He was proud of their success. He was a life long faithful church attendee and spent many years as a Jet, Goldeye and Blue Bomber supporter. The decades of hunting, fishing and travelling resulted in many friends and relationships which he cherished. So many memories.
Gerry's life was a "Life Well Lived" and he will be dearly missed.
Dad loved a good party so please take the time to join us in celebrating all that was his life on Saturday, April 8th, 12:00 p.m. at the Gates on Roblin, 6945 Roblin Blvd.

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Publish Date: Jan 28, 2023

January 20, 1930 – January 17, 2023

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gerard (Gerry) Anseeuw, on January 17, 2023, at the Seven Oaks General Hospital at the age of 92 years.
Cremation has taken place, and a service celebrating his life will be held at a later date.
Longer obituary to follow.

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Publish Date: Jan 21, 2023

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 21, 2023, Jan 28, 2023

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Mrs Anseeuw, Bonnie, Willie, Jaimie, Mark, Danny and families- We are sending our deepest condolences on the passing of such a good man (Mr. Anseeuw). - Posted by: Darren and Wendy Dusik (Oak Bluff friends) on: Jan 29, 2023

  • Dear Phyllis, Willie, Bonnie, Jamie, Mark and Danny and families. So sorry to hear of your loss. Gerry was such a great role model - a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and community supporter. Our years in Oak Bluff were made so special by Gerry and Phyllis - so many great times at their home. Sorry we can't be there to celebrate his life but know we will be there in spirit. Loved that guy! Bill & Bev, Michelle, Tim, Eva, Harrison and Nicole, Rowan, Nina - Posted by: The Bourbonnais Family (Friends of the Family) on: Jan 29, 2023

  • Sending our condolences to Jamie and the whole Anseeuw family on your loss. Brenda and Ray Lesyk - Posted by: Brenda and Ray Lesyk (friends) on: Jan 28, 2023

  • Dear Anseeuw Family, Gerry was a class act. When you build a house for someone you get to know them on a different level and through the disappointments and frustrations of the process, true colors come through. Gerry and Phylis made a lasting impression as a couple with intregity, fairness, honesty and gentleness. It made a lasting impression on a young builder who spoke so highly of them both. God grant you His peace and comfort as you mourn his loss yet celebrate a life well lived. Heartfelt sympathies Roma Niessen (Rudy deceased) - Posted by: Roma Niessen (acquaintence) on: Jan 28, 2023

  • Dear Aunty Phyllis, Willy, Bonnie, Jamie, Mark, Danny and your families and other loved ones. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I truly believe God waited as long as he could before taking the Best of the Anseeuws. But now he is with my Dad and his family and buddies. Uncle Gerry was a great and generous man. I once had a girlfriend with a very sick kid that needed lots of medical treatments. She invited me to a sick kids' party to help thank the wonderful people that did so much for her sick kid and others. At the party she introduced me to them and I said to her YES they are Amazing People - I already know them. We thanked my Aunty Phyllis and Uncle Gerry together for helping save her kid. I thank God for having known him and all he has done for people who didn't even know their name. We have truly lost a great man who will never be forgotten. - Posted by: Terrance Anseeuw (uncle) on: Jan 23, 2023

  • Dear Phyllis, Willie, Bonnie, Jamie, Mark, Danny & families, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. We remember him as always stopping and taking the time to say hello and ask how we are doing, selling us our first Polaris snowmobile back in the 60's, as a man dedicated to his community , being a hard working and industrious farmer, and most of all a very dedicated husband and father to his family. His greatest accomplishment are you five children, as your Mom and Dad have instilled so many good qualities in each of you. Our deepest sympathies and prayers, Respectfully, Brian, Margaret, Benjamin & Adam Dusik - Posted by: Brian, Margaret, Benjamin & Adam Dusik (Former Neighbors) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • Dear Phyllis, Willie, Bonnie, Jamie, Mark, Danny & families Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Respectfully, Joyce Dusik - Posted by: Joyce Dusik (former neighbor) on: Jan 21, 2023

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