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June 15, 1945 - November 9, 2023
With heavy hearts and deep sadness we announce the passing of Dagmar Maria Gnall. She passed away peacefully at the age of 78 on November 9, 2023.
She is survived by her husband John, her daughter Dagmar Snell (Jeff) and grandchildren Julia and Jake, Claudia Nichols (Brad) and grandchildren Jordon and Jack, Johnny Gnall (Maren) and grandchildren Eric and Jamie. Sister Mirka Brisson (Doug) and son Frank. She is also survived by many family and friends in Slovakia.
She was born in Bratislava, Slovakia and immigrated to Canada in 1968 with her husband John and daughter Dagmar junior. They then settled in Winnipeg and welcomed another daughter, Claudia and son, Johnny.
Throughout their years Dagmar and John built two successful businesses and worked hard for their family. She adored her children with all of her heart and would do anything for their happiness. She had many passions which included caring for her children and grandchildren, entertaining friends and family, fashion, shopping and travelling. Her talent for Slovak culinary cuisine was legendary! She could bring everyone together with incredible food, a warm smile and kind hearted nature.
She was blessed with six grandchildren Julia, Jordon, Jack, Eric, Jake and Jamie. She was known as their Babi. She loved her babies and gave them countless hugs and kisses. Babi never missed a beat being part of their lives and dedicated every ounce of herself to them. She was the most amazing and loving grandmother!
Dagmar (known as Dasha to her friends) and John loved to entertain their family and many friends who also made the journey from Slovakia. Dasha would expertly cook and prepare everything just right. Joking, we would often say "Babi, you've made enough food to feed an army"! There were many fun days entertaining by the pool with lots of smiles and laughter to be had. Dasha loved spending time with the ladies of her Ya Ya club, laughing, enjoying life and a good cappuccino.
Dagmar had a heart of gold and if you knew her you would feel her unconditional love. She had a caring spirit and was always there to listen and try to help out in any way possible.
The family would like to thank the staff at Riverside Lions and River Park Gardens for the special care they showed her.
Dagmar’s family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.
A Celebration of Dagmar's life will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 603 Wellington Crescent.
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