GREGORY NEIL TEES
Born January 25, 1974
It is with profound sadness that the
family announces the untimely passing of Greg on August 3, 2002. He was just 28
years old. Greg fought a very difficult battle against the insidious synovial
sarcoma, a rare and savage form of cancer that began in 1993. The fight then was
thought to have been won in the next few years, but it showed up again in his
body in 2001 while he was working in Calgary. Greg returned to Winnipeg in March
2001 to be with family as he renewed the battle. He will be lovingly remembered
and sadly missed by his parents, Margaret and Dave; his best friend and sister
Brenda; and special friend Lucille.
Greg was predeceased by his grandfather David M. Tees in 1988 and his
uncle Lawrence Nobiss in 1993. Also left to cherish his memory are grandparents,
George and Stella Nobiss; grandmother Mary Tees; aunt Barbara McCullough (Dan);
uncle Jeff Nobiss; aunt Maureen Orchard (Jim); cousin Tara Orchard Edwards
(Andrew); Kyla Orchard Wiebe (Ben); and numerous other family and friends.
Greg attended Garden City Collegiate and graduated from the University of
Manitoba with a degree in mechanical engineering. Greg loved cycling and was a
member of Team Manitoba in his junior years. He loved golfing, riding his
motorcycle, and most recently took a shine to playing baseball. He was also an
accomplished guitar player and drummer.
Greg was an amazing person who touched everyone he met. He was a
good-hearted, kind soul with an awesome sense of humour. You could tell what
kind of person he was just by looking in his eyes. He was a joy to be around and
we laughed every day. He fought a very difficult battle so courageously that he
clearly surpassed the very definition of the word. Greg was more than
courageous, there are no words to describe how strong he was, especially in the
last two years. He will be missed as much as he was loved. He was taken from us
too soon. But we are so grateful for the precious time that we did have with
him. He was such a special person and he will be cherished forever in our
memories for his strength, his courage, and above all, the love that he gave
We know he is in a good place now. He lived his life right, and he will be
rewarded for it. Rest easy, Greg. We love you forever.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Should you wish, a donation can be made
to CancerCare Manitoba or a charity of your choice.
Funeral services will be held at Glen Eden Funeral Home, Cemetery and
Reception Centre, 4477 Main St., Winnipeg, MB, on Thursday, August 8 at 2:00
Arrangements entrusted to:
GLEN EDEN FUNERAL HOME
4477 MAIN STREET