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Born: Jan 08, 1942

Date of Passing: Mar 05, 2023

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January 8, 1942 – March 5, 2023

Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, our Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Uncle, Cousin, and Friend, passed away on Sunday, March 5 at the age of 81 years.
He leaves to cherish his memory: children, Tania, Shonda (Ryan), Lisa (Scott), Michael, Joshua, Rachel, and Jonathan (Deanna); grandchildren, Julie, Garret (Tori), Mason (Zach), Charlotte (Annie), Malcolm, Lilith, and Delilah; great-grandchildren, Bentley and Graysin; ex-wife Karen, former partner Carla, and several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Tracy was born to Nina (Burnell) and Wilfred Gosselin on January 8, 1942 in their home in Middlebro, Manitoba. The house he was born in would eventually become the town's postal office. The family moved to Giroux, Manitoba in 1943, where he grew up as the middle of five children. Tracy was predeceased by his parents, and all four of his siblings: Margaret, Russell, Marlene, and Myrna.
As a young man, Tracy joined the Army and served with the Military Police. His postings took him and his young family across Canada as well as to Germany. After leaving the Army, Tracy worked in the security industry, running his own security company for a time in Balmertown, Ontario. He was also a wonderful cook and baker, and ran several restaurants over his working career as well. His last work before retirement was back in security with Princess Auto in Winnipeg, where he felt quite at home and well appreciated.
Tracy loved to sing and play guitar and was very talented in both. He often entertained at house parties and fireside, as well as one memorable impromptu performance in the bar car of a train. He was also an avid golfer and was known to drive south in the winter until it was warm enough to hit the links.
Tracy spent the last four months of his life in ArlingtonHaus Apartments, which he enjoyed very much. He made friends easily, and often talked about how wonderful the staff were, and how delicious the meals tasted.
Tracy's family kindly requests that his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by visiting his tribute page at A photo-biography, as well as memories and stories published by those who knew him, are available there.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 18, 2023

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