PAMELA JOY CHAVES
March 12, 1965 – April 16, 2023
It is with broken hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Pamela Joy Chaves (nee Hayden), cherished Mother, Auntie, Niece, Cousin, and friend.
Pam is survived by her children, Joey and Jamie (Mike), her nieces Dinine and Dana, and her beloved fur baby Kash. Pam is also survived by an Uncle, an Auntie, as well as many cousins and their families, all of whom she loved dearly. We are comforted in knowing that she is now reunited with her Mom and Dad, Jack and Kay Hayden and her sister Gail Denesiuk, who she lovingly referred to as Geegee from the time she was a little girl.
All who knew Pam would agree that she was one of the most caring and selfless people they have ever met. Whether it was taking people in, feeding them, being available to talk for hours on end, or simply being there to comfort, her very essence was that of love and joy. Family and friends were of the upmost importance to Pam. A close second was her work as a proud City of Winnipeg employee for nearly 30 years, taking pride in her job, while fostering many lasting relationships with coworkers over the years. Anyone who knew her could attest that she always had a story, advice and a listening ear and could talk anyone through anything. She was a pillar and a calming force right up to the end. It is these memories and teachings that will allow Pam’s spirit to continue in everyone who was close to her.
Even though Pam is no longer with us in the physical sense, she will forever be in our hearts and in everything we do. She will continue to guide us as she always has, and we will continue to feel her warm, loving embrace.
In keeping with Pam’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private celebration of life will be held in her honour. In the meantime, Pam’s family kindly requests that all her friends and relatives consider sharing memories and stories about Pam using the comment section on this page.
In lieu of flowers, we ask you kindly consider making a donation in Pam’s memory to a Women’s shelter of your choice.
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