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Mick Gowenlock

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MICHAEL (MICK) GOWENLOCK

November 2, 1950 – February 16, 2024

It is with great sorrow we announce that on Feb 16, 2024 Michael (Mick) Gowenlock lost his battle with cancer.  He passed away at the age of 73 with his family by his side.  


Mick is survived by his wife of 45+ years Karyn, his two sons Andrew (Melissa), Ian (Zita), and grandson Alan.  He is also survived by two brothers, Bob (and family), Ron, and sister Valerie (and family).  


Mick grew up in Fort Garry and after some years of living in St. Vital, moved back to the “hood”.  He worked as a sales rep at Canadian Tool & Die for over 40 years, traveling extensively within Canada and the USA.


Mick had a passion for golf.  There was nothing better than a morning on the golf course with friends. Most weekends and vacations were spent at LacLu, Ontario.  After retiring, he spent most of the summer there.  He spent a good part of the winter down south, falling in love with Huatulco, Mexico. He loved the heat and had a large “family” of friends.  He was well known for his Jello shooters. 


Mick was a long time member of the Fort Garry legion.  He often attended the meat draws and “Chase the Ace”.  He also supported the Winnipeg Humane Society.  If friends desire, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society or CancerCare Manitoba.  


Many thanks to Dr. Rittberg, Tamara and all the other CancerCare staff and to all the staff at St. Boniface ER that took care of him.  


A Celebration of Life will be held at the Unitarian Church on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at 1:00pm.  


Mick's family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.

ETHICAL DEATH CARE

Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St. Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 - www.ethicaldeathcare.com

Memories, Stories and Condolences

 

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Comments (26)
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Feb 28

So many years, so many laughs, so many crazy good times, will miss you Mick. Karyn and family, thoughts are with you.

Dale



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Feb 25

Our deepest condolences to you, Karyn, and your family. The wonderful photo tribute to Mick shows a life well lived. Thank you for sharing it.

Rhonda and Marcel

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Feb 24

Beautiful tribute, my sincere condolences Karyn and family, Rest in Peace Mick.......Peggy Keenan


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Feb 24

Our sincere condolences to Karyn and family on the loss of Mick. He will certainly be missed.for His conversation over beer or 2 and his smile and friendship although short in time will be long in memory.

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Feb 24

So sorry. I remember Mick from many years ago at “ The Lake “when I was friends with his sister Valerie.

Joan Stewart-Jones

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Feb 24

We will miss you Mick, enjoyed many great times over the years. Hanging with you at Laclu and Huatulco will always be remembered. Gary especially enjoyed the heated discussions he had with you resolving local and world issues. Jen always enjoyed your big smile and great sense of humour. We will remember the many good times and will miss you.

Our condolences to Karyn and family,

Jen and Gary

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Feb 24

Karyn, Andrew, Melissa, Ian, Zita & Alan, you are all in our thoughts as you navigate the weeks and months ahead without Mick. I’ve been friends with Karyn & Mick for about 50 years now and am so happy to have many wonderful memories spanning the decades with this fabulous group of friends. Most recently all the great times in Huatulco come to mind, with Mick always front and centre ready to party with his container of jello shots! That Salsa dancing competition with him is also a highlight for me! We will all miss him and his fabulous smile!

 Love, Sandy & Ernie


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Feb 24

Karyn, Andrew & Melissa , Ian & Zita, our sweet grandson Alan, Family & Friends 


I am so glad I got to meet Mick at Ian & Zita's wedding. The video simply confirms what I sensed then. His smile says it all.


When Zita would return from holiday's at the lake with Karyn and Mick she was always happy and spoke fondly of the meals together, reading on the deck and porch, boating, games and peaceful enjoyment.


May you all feel his light in this dark time.

Laurie

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Feb 24

Karyn, although it has been a "few" years since we have seen one another, I want to tell you how sorry I am for your and your family's loss of Mick. I have many fond memories of times shared at Laclu, parties, and some fine arguments with Mick about ridiculous things, as we were both so stubborn - but always ending with a laugh and and a drink. I can still hear his laugh. May his memory always be a blessing, Enid

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Feb 24

Karyn, so many laughs and good memories to hold onto. We will all miss those twinkling eyes and curmudgenly smile. Much love and warm thoughts to you, Ian and Andrew and the family.

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Feb 24
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Just wondering who sent this. Karyn

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Feb 24

Mick (& Karyn) gave us the greatest gift we’ve ever received and we are forever indebted. He will not be forgotten.

Alli, Jay & Steve French the cat

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Feb 24

What a beautiful tribute to Mick, Karyn, we will all miss him, just know we are thinking of you , knowing how hard this is for you and your family. Bill and Deb Simpson

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Feb 24

Thinking of you Karyn and missing both of you here in Hux. Things truly aren't the same without you both. Take care.

Nora and Peter

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Feb 24

Karyn and family, in this time of sorrow may there also be moments of quiet reflection and soothing cherished memories to bring you comfort, peace and strength. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Inga Schneider


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Feb 24

Awww Karyn...the one putt we wanted him to miss...damn. If walls could speak...peace, love and strength to you and the family.

Gary and Monica

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