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Date of Passing: May 20, 2023

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Wayne Bigwood. He died unexpectedly, on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at St. Boniface Hospital. Gary was 83 years old and is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, (Erviena) Lynn Bigwood, son Bobby Bigwood and wife Tiffany, daughter Shannon Siemens and husband Mike, as well as six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 27, 2023

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Dear Lynn, Bobby, Shannon & families, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Gary. Remembering all the good times with the Bigwood family at the boys' hockey games, at the girls' gymnastics, at Miller's Campground and many visits in each other's homes....lots of fun! Gary was such a jolly, friendly person always full of compliments. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Sincerely, John & Carole Regnier & family - Posted by: JP & Carole Regnier ( friends) on: Jun 29, 2023

  • So very sad to hear of Gary’s passing. 1961 doesn’t seem so long ago today. Gary and I had many adventures together. The one week trip in 1963 to Vegas from Winnipeg in Gary’s 1961 chev was memorable. Our visit to Gary in New York in 1965 and the night at the playboy club. He is missed. Willie - Posted by: Bill ( Willie ) meyer (Long time friend) on: Jun 08, 2023

  • Our deepest condolences to Bob and family. It's never easy losing family but the memories and stories you have will continue on a life time. - Posted by: Tyler and Catherine (Family) on: May 27, 2023

  • Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad Bobby & to the rest of your family. The loss of a loved one is never easy but you know he's in Heaven now. - Posted by: Al & Janis Necsefor (Family) on: May 27, 2023

  • Dear Lynn and family, I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. May wonderful memories bring you comfort and peace. My deepest condolences. - Posted by: Susan Rogers (Former colleague of Lynn) on: May 27, 2023

  • Lynne and family. We are sad to hear about Gary’s passing. We were lucky to meet you through hockey. We will never forget the fun we had every time we were with you and Gary. You are in our thoughts. Henry and Val - Posted by: Val Rosentreter (Friend) on: May 27, 2023

  • Bob, Tiffany and family You created so many memories with family dinners, visits together on your deck, and wonderful shared holidays and we hope they are helping you now with this unexpected and profound loss. You are all in our hearts and thoughts. With much love, Judy & Deb - Posted by: Judy Hill and Deborah Romeyn (Friends) on: May 27, 2023

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