May 31, 1970 - January 10, 2020
REAGAN DANIELLE GROSS
Tragically, our sister, mother, aunt, and friend Reagan Danielle Gross was taken from us much too soon. She is survived by her daughter Danielle Hawryluk; father Tim Hawryluk; sister Michèle (Mia) Perrier; brother Jay Gross; sister-in-law Rosanne Gross; niece Nicole Gross; nephew Nicholas Gross; brother Kristjan Gabbs; nephew Finn Stanger-Gabbs; aunts Bonnie and Donna Gabbs; uncles Rick Gabbs and Kenneth Littleford; the Bannerman; As well as her beloved fur babies River, Farrah, Ty, Lacey, and Jack. She was predeceased by her mother Norma (Littleford) Gross and father Daniel Gabbs.
Reagan was a spirited woman with an infectious laugh and a beautiful smile. She loved to have fun, was young at heart and enjoyed life. Reagan was anything but shy and possessed the unique quality of never taking herself too seriously. She was fearless, feisty and funny with a huge heart and a generosity that was unmatched. Even when she didn't have much herself, Reagan never turned her back on someone in need, and that extended to animals. She fed the birds, the squirrels, stray dogs and cats, including hungry kids in the neighbourhood.
Her beautiful daughter Danielle was the apple of her eye and her proudest accomplishment in life. Reagan cherished spending time with Danielle, giving her the excuse to behave like the big kid she was. A trip to Disneyland, hotel water-slide birthday parties, Red Lobster feasts and annual trips to the Ex were some of her favourite times spent with her daughter. She bragged about Danielle's accomplishments to anyone who would listen and believed in her daughter's capability of achieving great things.
Thanks to her welcoming and friendly demeanor, Reagan made friends easily and as a result, had many. An extremely hard-worker at any job or task she embarked upon, she was a physically strong and focused worker who took great pride in a job well done. Reagan was also a true animal lover having had multiple pets throughout her life, many of which she rescued. She took her dogs everywhere she went and often put their care and comfort before her own. She frequented the off-leash dog parks and loved visiting dog beaches with her sister in the summer. Her long-time, close friends Dan Carbotte and Ian Sinclair treated Reagan like family. As did the Bannerman family, who took her under their wings and lovingly helped raise and look after Reagan like she was one of their own. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Join us in celebrating Reagan's life at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Riverwood Community Church Warehouse, located at 270 Gordon Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Entrance is off of Stadacona Street. There will be a small reception following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation made in Reagan's name to D'Arcy's Arc, The Winnipeg Humane Society, Animal Services Agency or Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.
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