Colleen Marie McCoy
Passed on January 2, 2022
July 22, 1964 – January 2, 2022 It is with profound sadness that we announce our Colleen passed peacefully with her favorite music playing following a courageous, hard–fought battle with cancer.
She is survived by her mother Florence, brother Glenn (Denise); sister Maureen Mateush (David) and brother Mark (Monika) Danika, Eric, Blake; Uncle Arvid (Jann) and family; Uncle Wayne (Chris) and family, cousin Diane (Terry) Malone, as well as numerous relatives in Manitoba, USA, Ireland and Sweden.
She was predeceased by her father Bill in 2003.
Colleen was born in Winnipeg, MB and received her education in Stonewall, MB. She graduated from the University of Manitoba, Dental Hygiene Program with honors in 1985. After graduation, she practiced dental hygiene at dental offices in Winnipeg and Port Coquitlam, BC.
She had a mutual love with her patients and always looked forward to catching up on their lives at the next appointment.
Colleen lived and worked in BC. for 9 years during her career where she enjoyed the beauty of BC. and in particular she developed a love of Salt Spring Island. Colleen considered herself a spiritual person seeing the beauty in nature. She loved her hobby farm in Lilyfield with her dressage horses, ducks, bantams, caring for animals in need, walking her dog on her wooded trails and along her field, tending her planters and perennial beds, playing violin, baking and cooking. She had a passion for all animals and a compassion for ones with disabilities.
No matter her own personal circumstances, Colleen always was very generous and giving. It didn’t matter if it was Christmas or someone’s birthday, she made sure to give a special gift. Even in her last days, her generosity and giving nature were evident… We thank you from the bottom of our hearts Colleen.
Interment will take place at a later date in Lilyfield Cemetery when it is safe to gather.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Black Bear Rescue, Box 585, Stonewall, Manitoba, R0C 2Z0.
Thank you to Dr. Graham and the wonderful, caring staff at Stonewall Hospital and the Southwest Palliative District for the family room.
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamonds glints on snow, I am the sunlight ripened grain I am the gentle Autumn’s rain When you awake in the morning hush I am the swift, uplifting rush, Of quiet birds in circled flight I am the stars that shine at night Do not stand at my grave and cry I am not there, I did not die.
We were so sorry to hear of Colleen's passing. Our sincere condolences to Flo, Glenn, Maureen and Mark. May she rest in peace.
Tom and Brenda Dykstra
I was saddened to hear of Colleen's passing. What a beautiful person inside and out gone way to soon. My sincere condolences to you all. Karen
What a shock to learn of Colleen's passing. She was a beautiful kind person always a pleasure to talk to, especially if the topic was animals, I was amazed she had her own hobby farm. Facebook brought many of the Stonewall Collegiate classmates to reconnect again & there is where we spoke. Years went by & the connection was unfortunately lost. My deepest sympathy to Colleen's family & friends at this most difficult time.
Val Muzyka (de Laroque, classmate)
Sending my condolences and prayers to her family and friends! 🙏
This is so sad to hear. Colleen was a beautiful soul inside and out. Gone way too soon. My deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire family.
Are you or someone you know planning a funeral?
Contact Ken today to book an appointment.Contact Ken