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Gwen Miguez

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GWENDOLYN ELIZABETH MIGUEZ

(NÉE CLARKE)

November 29, 1948 – May 29, 2024

Gwen died peacefully at the Women’s Hospital in Winnipeg on Wednesday May 29, 2024, after a short and brave fight with cancer. She was surrounded by loving family. 


Gwen was predeceased by her parents, Ab and Betty Clarke. Left to mourn her passing are sisters, Linda Dyck, Frances Cearns, and Evelyn Malyon; nieces and nephews, Miles Cearns (Lauren), Haley Cearns (Josh) and Connor Malyon; great niece and nephews, Emmett and Evah Brown, and Harrison and Walker Cearns; many cousins; family members; and friends. 


Gwen was born in Roseisle Manitoba and moved with family to Winnipeg at 9 years old. She attended Roseisle School, Mulvey, Gordon Bell, Golden Gate and graduated from Silver Heights Collegiate in 1966. Gwen got involved in the IT field in its infancy and progressed steadily through her career spending the last 25 years in her dream job as a successful IT Project Manager at IBM. 


Gwen was an outstanding golfer, playing for many years out of Breezy Bend in Winnipeg. One of her crowning achievements as a golfer was hitting a hole in one at Breezy Bend. She played on the Manitoba Women’s team, another significant achievement for a local golfer. Gwen was an avid curler over the years, playing on many victorious teams. 


She took a piece of all our hearts with her. 


The family expresses sincere thanks to the team supporting Gwen through her journey at CancerCare and the Women’s Hospital.


A Celebration of her Life will be held at 1:00pm on June 12, 2024, at the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre, 210 Rita Street. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the charity of your choice.


Gwen’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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Brenda Parrott

June 6, 2024 at 4:02 PM

Gwen and I played a lot of golf together at Breezy Bend. She was a very good golfer and very competitive. I remember fondly our girls trips to Clear Lake. There were 10 or 12 of us playiny golf, eating and drinking way too much, and lots of laughs. Rest in peace my friend.

Joyce

June 3, 2024 at 1:01 AM

In May 2023, I traveled with my mom and sister back to Canada (from which my maternal grandmother hailed) to spend time with our Canadian cousins. And Gwen. Gwen. What a force of nature. Wise, witty, sassy, confident, taking no shit off anyone. THAT is the woman we all want to be, Gwen was Clarke tough, generous, loving, a resilient woman. Gone too soon and wil be sorely missed, even by those of us who were only able to connect on occasion. What I love however, is that I am certain she is now an equally mighty angel. So stop. Listen. Believe. She's there and you will feel her with you and know she's in your corner as a poweful angel, just as she was in the power of her moratility. Love you, Gwen. Rest and rejoice now.

Joy Trenholm

June 3, 2024 at 12:04 AM

Our heartfelt condolences to Evelyn, Frances and Linda. Our favourite memory of Gwen is when she babysat us and our cat Puddin had her babies. Puddin hid her kittens under the floor boards between the main floor and basement. Gwen pulled them out and made a bed in a box for the new family. Puddin was determined to hide the kittens under the floor boards. Gwen finally plugged the access hole. Quite heroic for a young teenage girl! We love you Gwen! Sleep in peace sweet cousin!

Love, Jan, Joy and Neil

Carla Paton

June 1, 2024 at 8:55 PM

Gwen,,,, my dear cousin. I am so thankful for the conversations I enjoyed with Gwen over the last five years. We reconnected when my sister Barb was going in for surgery and remained connected after that.

To cousins Linda, Frances and Evelyn, my heartfelt condolences to each of you and your families. Losing a sister and an auntie is not easy.

Duaine and I toasted Gwen with a rum and coke the evening of her passing and talked about her quick wit, her laugh, and her courageous fight.

I wish I could join you all for the service. Gwen and all of her family will be in my thoughts on June 12.

Diane Watts

June 1, 2024 at 7:45 PM

Safe Travels Home dear Friend. Just loved our xmas gaterings here at K.T. You had such amazing stories and by the sounds of it an amazing life. Loved your laughter. I was awarded with a beautiful xmas keep sake by your sister (4 birds with three candles) I promised to lite one for you. I fullied that promise the day after 4 birds played on my balcony (I believe you sent them) You were letting me know that you were not going to be in pain anymore soon. They Day I lit the middle one for you as my heart was telling me to your sister let me know that you were at Peace. Fly like a butterfly my Friend Fly..

Cathy McFee

June 1, 2024 at 1:38 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Gwen was such a wonderful, kind person.

I was the gal that got the first hole in one that day and then Gwen stepped up and put hers in on top of mine! What a day and I beat her in the snip game as I had a stroke advantage! That day was May 29. 1992

Claire Hunter. May 31. 2024.

May 31, 2024 at 10:35 PM

I want to send my deepest sympathies to Linda, Frances and Evelyn but also to all the relatives as well as we are all profoundly impacted by her passing. We have been reduced in numbers this year and that is sorrowfully felt. I know they are now free from the pain and suffering this world inflicted upon them but it is still painful to lose them and we all feel it.

Karen J Peifer

May 31, 2024 at 9:49 PM

I am so glad we had the reunion of cousins in Winnipeg lat year, 2023. It was good to spend time with dear Gwen. She had an exciting life and accomplished a lot. She was brave to face cancer again and still talk to any of us who called. May God bless the family as they sort out the grief and plans and what's left behind. My love to you all. I hate to lose any of us!

Sharon Lepin

May 31, 2024 at 8:52 PM

My dear cousin! Though we lived thousand of miles apart and did not see one another that often I loved her so much!

I remember being told at age5 that I had a little girl cousin in Winnipeg

uncle ab and auntie Betty travelled to bc so gramma and grandpa ant the rest of got to meet this sweet sweet baby girl

my opinion at the time was they could leave her with us!

our phone conversations were always interesting as we could take on many topics

my last call with her was just the same! She had all her plans made and was determined that was the way it was to be

we even discussed American politics with trial in progress and also her excitement for the hockey finals

I will miss those talks and a I love you at the end of the call

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