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Tracy Finsten

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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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Rose Mah

May 10, 2024 at 4:24 PM

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.


May 10, 2024 at 4:06 PM

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.

Andrea Guss(nee Gedye)

May 10, 2024 at 4:05 PM

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.

Jan & Vic

May 10, 2024 at 4:05 PM

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.

Bryan Butt

May 10, 2024 at 4:04 PM

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 😢


May 10, 2024 at 3:59 PM

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.


May 10, 2024 at 3:57 PM

Thank you Tracy for being such a light.❤️

Dr. Barbara Goldman

May 10, 2024 at 3:57 PM

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


May 10, 2024 at 3:56 PM

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.

Doreen Reimann-coworker and friend

May 10, 2024 at 2:57 PM

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! 


May 10, 2024 at 1:58 PM

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.

Gary and Muriel

May 10, 2024 at 1:48 PM

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.


May 10, 2024 at 1:42 PM

Carol Beaudoin

May 10, 2024 at 1:40 PM

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.

Samantha Foster

May 10, 2024 at 1:40 PM

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

Karen & Rob Dunbar

May 10, 2024 at 1:40 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bob, Lorraine and Barb, Tracy will be dearly missed.  She was such a big part of our family, and my sisters life.  I still remember this cute little blonde running up our driveway on the day we were moving into Windsor Park and she was so excited because there was a little girl there her age, well that was the start of me having 2 younger sisters, even as we grew up and life went in different directions, we always knew and looked forward to our annual visit at Christmas from Tracy, so many memories.  Tracy will be sadly missed by the many peoples lives she touched.  Rest in Peace Tracy,


May 9, 2024 at 9:12 PM

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

Michelle (Schaeffer)

May 9, 2024 at 4:40 PM

I was saddened to recently learn of

Tracy’s passing. Although I have not seen her in many many years, I have several fond memories of playing with Tracy and Carol Ann as children. We spent countless hours together creating many happy, funny (and dramatic!) memories. I will always remember both of them affectionately. My heartfelt condolences to Tracy’s parents, sister, Carol Ann and loved ones. Rest in Peace Tracy. Your childhood friend Michelle (Schaeffer)

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