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Date of Passing: Apr 14, 2021

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After a long hard fought illness, Gertrude Lorraine (nee Buffie) Samborski passed away peacefully at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at the age of 87 years.
Gertrude was "small but mighty" and through her we know what persistence and acceptance looks like.
Gertrude will be greatly missed by her whole family and "friends like family". Grieving her immense loss are her children, Tim (Connie), Doug, Mark, and Joy (Peter); cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Corey, Jennifer, Brayden, Mitchell and Brayden, Tyler and Emmalee.
Gertrude leaves behind to mourn her loss her Buffie sisters, Ruthie, Rosemarie, Joyce and Marlene; her many adored nieces and nephews and special friends including all those that called her Auntie and G-Nanny.
Gertrude loved being surrounded by family and friends and was always "just so generous".
Gertrude was predeceased by her parents, Mary and John; her husband Bill after 49 years of marriage as well as siblings, Ernie, Charlie, Dorothy, Margaret, Ann, Hilda, Irene, Ede, Lena, Rudy, Johnnie and Albert, all to greet her with a loving embrace in her heavenly home.
Family wishes to impart their heartfelt gratitude for all of mom's care at Woodland Court where she resided for five years. It was possible for her to keep her independence thanks to the diligent and caring support by Selkirk-Interlake Homecare workers as well as the professional and compassionate care received by staff at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Palliative Care in Gertrude's memory at Interlake Eastern Health Region ( or Palliative Care, Box 5000, 120 Easton Dr., Selkirk, MB, R1A 2M2.
A private funeral service will be held for immediate family members. The funeral and video tribute can be viewed on her obituary at anytime after April 25.
Condolences may be left on her tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 17, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Condolences to Mark and his brothers and sister, I worked with Mark for many years - Posted by: Ken bergman (Friend) on: Apr 24, 2021

  • To Tim, Connie and family, My sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom. May you cherish the great times and memories you had together. Debbie Fedyck (Smithson), Friend - Posted by: Debbie Fedyck (Smithson) (Friend) on: Apr 18, 2021

  • My Sympathies to you Tim and Connie and all the family. Gloria and son Paul Nagy - Posted by: Gloria Nagy (neighbour friend) on: Apr 17, 2021

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