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Our beautiful daughter, sister, aunt, and dear friend Amber-Dawn passed away peacefully and surrounded by love after a brief battle with cancer on May 8, 2023.
Amber was born on a cold Winnipeg winter morning on January 31, 1978, to Sharon & Bill Farnworth and was the youngest of two daughters.
Amber loved to spend summers camping with her family at Rushing River in Ontario with family friends. Here she developed her love of nature. As she got older, she went on many adventures with her best friend and soul sister Carrie Sawatzky. They traveled together far and wide and took many beautiful photos along the way. Amber loved to reminisce about her travels and had many beautiful, framed images in her home to remind her of these times.
Amber graduated from Dakota Collegiate Institute in 1996 and went on to study the Clinic Office Assistant program at Herzing Career College where she graduated in 2007 with honours. After graduating she started her career as a Pathology Transcriptionist with Diagnostics Services Manitoba and then finally as an Administrative Assistant with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. She truly loved what she did and built friendships with many of her colleagues along the way.
Amber was caring, kind and selfless. She lit up any room she entered. She was the kind of person you wanted in your corner… always rooting for you. Amber loved animals. She volunteered for several years at a local cat shelter (Rescue Siamese) and was always “house/pet sitting” for others. Amber also loved all things history. She enjoyed immersing herself in a good book and spent countless hours researching her ancestral family tree.
She leaves behind a broken-hearted family. Left to grieve her loss are her mother Sharon Farnworth (nee Holstein), her father William (Bill) Farnworth, her sister Sherri Ducharme (nee Farnworth), her brother-in-law Steve Ducharme, her niece Zoe Ducharme and partner Jake Robertson, her nephew Evan Ducharme, and her great-niece Leah Robertson (daughter to Zoe and Jake) who was the light of her life. She also leaves behind numerous aunts/uncles/cousins and close friends and colleagues who will miss her terribly.
A celebration of life will be held 2pm on Friday, June 2, 2023, at Bardal Funeral Home (843 Sherbrook Street).
Amber was not able to donate her organs, but it was something she was passionate about and had registered to do, so in her honour please consider doing the same.
We’re here for a good time, not a long time. So have a good time, the sun can’t shine every day.
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