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Born: Jun 23, 1948

Date of Passing: Feb 07, 2023

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June 23, 1948 - February 7, 2023

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Daria McLean, surrounded by family, at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg at the age of 74 years.
Predeceased by her husband Jim; her parents, Eugene and Geraldine; and brother Michael, she leaves behind to mourn, her sons, Ryan Gaborieau (Christine) and Patrick Gaborieau (Melissa); their father Albert; stepsons, Jeff McLean (Cassie), granddaughter Abby, and Rob McLean. As well, she leaves her five sisters and four brothers, twin sister Rita Hildahl (Wayne), Greg (Jill), Martin, Paul (Terri), Monica Peristerakis, Theresa Heffler (Dave), Celia Elder (John), Philip, Barb McGillis (Don), sister-in-law Carol Hoffman, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, cousins, friends, including Cathy Dixon best friend for 65 years and Daria's beloved pup, Bessie.
Longer obituary to follow.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 11, 2023

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • I met Daria thru her aunt, Lynne Smith, who was only one year older than Daria. Lynne and I were classmates st St. Mary’s Academy. My family had a cottage at Winnipeg Beach, and summers, Lynne and I would join the chaos at the Paskewitz cottage, on the lakefront. I was amazed at families who had 12 kids. After high school we all lost track of one another but I met Daria again when we both lived in River Heights and imagine my surprise when I started work as an R.N. At HSC And found Daria head of Occupational Health Dept. She had personality plus and it was a pleasure to be in her company. My condolences to her family. - Posted by: Jocelyn Preston - nee martens (Friend / fellow RN) on: Mar 08, 2023

  • Sincere condolences to all of Daria's family. I worked with Daria from 1989 until 2011 as a nursing colleagues in a dept of relatively few people. We shared many of the good, and sometimes not so good times of our lives during these many years. I know Daria's family will be comforted by the treasured and special memories they have of her. - Posted by: Myrna Childs (Colleague) on: Feb 16, 2023

  • On behalf of the Board, staff and members of the Charleswood 55+, our heartfelt condolences to Daria's family. We will miss seeing her around the Centre and wish you comfort at this difficult time. - Posted by: Charleswood 55+ Active Living Centre (Friends) on: Feb 14, 2023

  • My Dear friend. You have meant so much to me. Your support and encouragement have enriched all our lives. RIP dear one, until we meet again. - Posted by: June Trottier (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2023

  • Daria was a vibrant, engaging and outgoing woman who was admired by many and liked by all. She was fun to be around and her inquisitive nature was infectious. My sincere sympathy to her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by many. - Posted by: Sherry Mooney (Friend) on: Feb 13, 2023

  • Daria was always pleasant and cheerful and exhibited a positive attitude on the joint departmental projects we addressed. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Gil Belanger (Former HSC Staff) on: Feb 12, 2023

  • Rest In Peace Daria, it was a pleasure working with you at DOEM. I will always cherish your smile and helpful nature. - Posted by: Terry Connon (Co-worker ) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • I am devastated by the news of Daria’s passing. My heart goes out to her sons who I know she loved very much. Working with her for many years gave us many opportunities to know one another. I am grateful for my time with her. I know she will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Mavis Puchlik (Past admin assistant) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • Daria has been a beloved friend for Sixty-one years. We first met in High school and have worked to maintain a close relationship ever since. She was the Godmother of our first born and had developed a relationship with our eldest son on our trips to the D.R. She has also left a lasting impression on two of my granddaughters. They will always remember their special Zoo adventure with Daria. Daria and I had a special spiritual connection and I will miss that connection very much. She made me a better person and I am eternally grateful for having had her in my life. Rest in peace Daria. You will be truly missed. My husband Bob and my family extend our deepest sympathy to those she left behind Sincerely Bob and Barb Friesen - Posted by: Barb Friesen (Cook) (Long time friend) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • My sincerest condolences to Ryan, Patty and all the other members of Daria’s family. Daria will always be remembered as a kind, sweet and generous person loved by all who knew her. - Posted by: Ginny Brown (Friend) on: Feb 11, 2023

  • My sympathy to you and your family, Monica. I'm sure you will have many great and happy memories to help ease your pain at this time. - Posted by: Gord Kennedy (Friend ) on: Feb 11, 2023

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