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Tracy Finsten

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TRACY FINSTEN

March 9, 1970 – March 16, 2024

One week after her 54th birthday, Tracy left this world and a light went out in the lives of all who knew her.


She will be sorely missed by her parents, Bob and Lorraine; sister Barbara (Kevin); the love of her life, Derek; as well as many family members and several life-long and new friends.


She was a compassionate lady with a cheery smile who had a need to perform every task with as much perfection as possible.


Her family and friends drew on her vast catalogue of knowledge which she had gained from life experiences and many varied interests – only some of which were union activities, optometry, poker, medicine (both animal and human), crafts, reading, and British comedy.


She and Derek spent many enjoyable hours at Assiniboine Park’s English Gardens and especially loved the Leo Mol statues.


Family and friends will dearly miss her beautiful hand-crafted cards, and her tasty Christmas cookies.


In lieu of flowers, those who wish, may donate to the charity of their choice or to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.


A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Tracy'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.

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Memories, Stories and Condolences

 

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Comments (18)
Guest
5 days ago

Wow, was so sad to read of the passing of this generous kind person. Lost for words. Rest in peaceTracy


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Apr 06

Hi Tracy! I still can't believe you have left us for a better place. You are a beautiful angel now in Heaven spreading your love, comfort, smile, and friendship, as you did on earth! I will miss you, your smile and the talks we shared throughout the years at the tax centre, the drives home, and your friendship! Fly High Tracy and soar! I will cherish my memories of you! Rest in peace Tracy! Doreen Reimann-coworker and friend


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Apr 02

I met Tracy in a training class in 1999. She had the confidence and gung ho attitude to do her best. Our paths crossed through the years and I saw her “in the office” and when we did meet leaving work she always had the same smile. My condolences to her family, Derek and many friends. Rest in paradise Tracy.


Rose Mah

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Mar 31

I am so sorry to hear of my niece, Tracy passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Bob, Lorraine, Barb and Derek. I used to be able to visit with the family and when I did, Tracy always had time to visit with me. Tracy was a good person and and had an easy smile . Tracy will be missed by many.

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Mar 31

My deepest condolences to Tracy's family and her many friends over the years. Tracy definitely had a heart of gold. Iy has been years since I have seen Tracy although we did have a few moments over the years to connect over messenger. Until we meet again, Tracy. May you rest in Paradise, sweet lady, friend and classmate.


Andrea Guss(nee Gedye)

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Mar 31

Our love and hugs go out to Lorraine, Bob, Barb and Derek. Tracy was my niece, and while we didn't see much of each other due to the miles in between and leading separate lives, I remember our whirlwind trip to Niagara Falls. Tracy loved to take pictures with her camera and we had so much to show her but not enough time, so we drove through parts of the Falls area with the van sliding door open. And there was Tracy hanging out the doorway snapping as many photos as she could, laughing all the while. That was Tracy...making the best of whatever situation arose. I framed the pictures of the butterflies she took at the Conservatory and every time I looked at them, I laughed at what we did that day. For now that laughter is silenced but I know that memory is forever and attached to that memory is Tracy's smile and laughter. And memories of her kindness will always remain. We visited our Winnipeg family in 2022 and below is a picture of this very happy lady with the love of her life, Derek.


Love and a ton of hugs from away, ❤️

Jan & Vic



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Mar 31

My condolences to everyone that had the pleasure of knowing Tracy. She was like a sister as she was my sister's best friend. We all appreciated your visits during the holiday seasons. You will be sadly missed 😢


With deep sadness,


Bryan Butt



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Mar 31

Sending love and strength as you go through this time of loss I knew Tracy many years ago but we always stayed in touch She always had the earliest christmas card her rolo cookies were the best RIP Dear special lady. Condolences to Derek and family.

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Mar 30

Thank you Tracy for being such a light.❤️

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Mar 30

I am so saddened to hear of Tracy's passing. She was smart,vivacious and i so enjoyed my time with her.Sincere condolences to her family - Dr. Barbara Goldman


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Mar 30

My sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues for the loss of Tracy. She was a kind person. I have fond memories of our time spent together in our union fighting for our members. Here is my last picture with Tracy and other colleagues at our Convention last year. RIP Sister.



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Mar 30
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Our time during the strike and our most recent union convention. She will be missed among her brothers, sisters, and friends.

My condolences to her family, and especially Derek.

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Mar 29

I remember staying with Bob and Lorraine and sleeping on the couch I awoke to see this lovely little girl looking at me and probably wondering “Who is this strange person?”

Our hearts go out to you in this time of sorrow.

Gary and Muriel

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Mar 29

This summer we should be celebrating 50 years of friendship/sisterhood but instead our journey will have to wait until we meet again. You have been the one constant in my life and now I have to figure out how to continue without you.

You were an amazing Aunt to my children and godmother to my son. They always knew that Aunty Tracy would be there to celebrate and participate in anything they were involved in.

My heart goes out to Tracy’s family as I offer them my deep condolences. She was an amazing person with a heart of gold that now has wings to match. Until we meet again my friend. I love you.



Carol Beaudoin

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Mar 29
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Mar 29

Sending my deepest sympathies and strength to all that love Tracy.


Samantha Foster

PRC classmate.

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