Gwendalyn Darlene Buchanan

Gwendalyn Darlene Buchanan

Passed on July 26, 2022

Gwendalyn Darlene Buchanan (nee Tronrud) passed away peacefully @ Dr. Evelyn Memorial Hospital in Stonewall, MB on July 26, 2022 at the age of 66 with family by her side.

Gwen was predeceased by her parents David Tronrud and Elsie Tronrud, father- and mother in-law William (Bill) and Ethel Buchanan.

Gwen is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Bruce, son Trevor (Christine) and grandchildren Alexis (Sam), Brooklyn, Riley (K.C.), son Tyler (Martina) and grandchild Archer and daughter Jennifer (Jeremy)and grandchildren Isabelle and Aiden. Gwen is also survived by two brothers Mark (Christine) Tronrud and Brad (Karen) Tronrud and in-laws Brenda (Brian) Morash and Janice (Cliff) Harrison, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Gwen was born in Teulon and spent her early years on the family farm West of Inwood. She moved to Winnipeg after high school graduation and worked at Great West Life. She married Bruce on June 26, 1976 and moved to Argyle to start a family and be a staple in the community. She worked for the Interlake School Division for over 30 years in various positions but her heart was always in driving the school bus.

Over the years she fought many health battles but her attitude always remained upbeat. Her positive attitude led her to be a volunteer support worker for Cancer Care Canada for over 15 years.

Mom spent countless hours putting her heart and soul into her family’s involvement with 4-H, the Argyle Curling Club, the Argyle Community Hall Board, Argyle School Parent Council and anything in the community for which she could provide a committed and selfless helping hand.

Mom and Dad enjoyed travelling and camping. Her true passion in life was for her kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, and everyone else she called family. Mom and Dad enjoyed travelling to attend their kids’ various events and eventually their grandkids’ events as well, including anything from sports to recitals to concerts. Gwen was everyone’s #1 cheerleader.

Thank you to Dr Kerr Graham and the staff at Dr. Evelyn Memorial Hospital for the care and compassion you provided mom in the last few weeks.

A graveside service will be held at the Argyle Cemetery 1:00 pm, Saturday, July 30th with a celebration of her life to follow at the Buchanan Farm from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., bring your own lawn chair.

Honouring mom’s love of flowers please feel free to fill the cemetery with them. Donations can be made in her name to South West District Palliative Care Inc.

“Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy”


Condolences to Bruce and family. Sandy Hallam (Taplin)

Sandy Hallam

Dear Bruce and family, sending my deepest condolences at this most difficult time. My heart goes out to all of you.

Jeanne Lindsay

Dear J, Bruce, Trevor, Tyler and ALL of Gwen's family and friends... we are so very sorry. I want to say that we are honored to have been able to meet and share time special times with Gwen. She was always such a positive person, with a ready smile, and hug, welcoming us with open arms. Sending our sincere condolences. Wendy & Karl

Wendy Fedyk

Bruce and family sorry to hear of the loss of Gwen our condolences Bob & Rose Buck

Bob Buck

Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Buchanan family on the passing of a loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Tyler's friends from work

Sincere sympathy to Bruce and family. Gwen will be sadly missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.

Glen and Margie Worth

Bruce and family I want to send my sympathy to you from a distant relative at this time. I have thought of you several times recently. Ron Good

Ron Good

Bruce and family, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Rhonda Graham

We are so sorry for your loss. Gwen was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed 💔

Alan and Gail Schick

Our sincere condolences to all of the Buchanan family. Gwen will be remembered for her infectious smile, warmth, positive attitude and much more!

Kathy & Cal Turner

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