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Gregory John Moran
11 octobre 1990 – 2 août 2020
It is with deep sorrow our family announces Gregory John’s sudden and unexpected passing on August 2, 2020 at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Gregory passed peacefully, with his loving parents at his side.
Gregory had a deep love for his family and friends. He fought hard to stay with them. Although he leaves many to mourn his passing, his mother Tammy; father Robert; big sisters Jennifer (Scott), and Ryley; and big brother Kevin are especially heartbroken. Greg enjoyed the time he spent with his nephews, Max and Sami. They made him laugh when they were (in Greg’s affectionate words), “extra screamy.” Gregory was an exceptional grandson in his care of his two grandmothers, Irene and Audrey, and our family takes comfort that he is reunited with them. Greg was predeceased by his brother Sean, and they too shall unite.
Gregory is remembered as kind, gentle, honest, and fiercely loyal to those who shared life with him. His wonderful sense of humour, deep infectious laugh and generous spirit will be missed beyond imagination.
Greg’s passion for flying allowed him to soar, and his employment in sales allowed him to “suit up” in his suits, bowties and his crazy assortment of socks. Greg enjoyed music, reading, and comedy. He had a broad knowledge base of information and gladly participated in spirited discussions on any topic presented him.
The family would like to thank the health care professionals from the Grace and St. Boniface Hospitals, for their exceptional care of both Greg and his family in his final days.
Due to current health and safety regulations, a private, informal service will take place at the family cabin with his immediate family. We encourage Greg’s extended family and friends, to remember Greg in their own special way. “Suit up” in his memory and if you have a bowtie, and crazy socks, bonus, as Greg would love that.
Rest in Peace Greg, soar with the angels, be free. We have always and will always love you with all our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations to a charity of your choice is appreciated.
A private informal service will be held.
Gregory John Moran
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14 août , 2020
13 août , 2020
Last Christmas my mom found a letter I had written to Grandma Audrey as a kid, and it mentioned (several times) how much I enjoyed visiting with Greg. I shared it with Greg and we reminisced about other great times through the years. Greg was a huge part of my childhood and the closest thing I had to a sibling growing up. He was an amazing cousin and a very special person. I remember the exact story that Aunty Tammy mentions in her post, and it bought a huge smile to my face.
This took me several attempts, because nothing I write will be able to truly capture how great Greg was and how important he is to me. I will always remember him as my "cool" older cousin. All my love to my family and to everyone who has lost someone special. We love you Greg.
Cathy and Georges Chartier
11 août , 2020
We are so sorry and saddened to hear of Greg’s passing. Our deepest condolences to all of his family. We got to know Greg as he and our son Evan became friends in high school and remained true friends ever since. Greg was a kind, thoughtful and truly genuine friend whom we loved to chat with on various issues – he always brought a unique perspective to pizza nights at our house. He was the one we trusted to look after our dogs and our home when we were away. He will be missed and remembered fondly by our family. Rest in peace Greg. Cathy and Georges Chartier
10 août , 2020
What can I say? Fate brought Greg into my life seven years ago. I am sad to say we lost touch for a while during that time, but I treasure the time I did get to spend with him. The last time I talked to Greg was on July 30. I take peace in knowing that the last words he read from me were of love and support. I had seen him a month prior for lunch, where like others have mentioned, he generously picked up the tab - something he would do whenever he was able. On that day we talked about his love of sales, but also his interest in finding a greater purpose and a way to help people. He thought maybe working as an EMT could be the next adventure for him. Greg and I were kindred spirits and we both valued the openness and reliability of our friendship. We chatted more days than not over the last few years. He allowed me the unique opportunity to be 100% myself and provided loyal friendship and thoughtful advice without any judgement. He was often a safe harbor for me during life's storms. I always tried to give the same in return. Some of the best stories I have ever heard came from Greg. I can only think of a couple people who could ever make me laugh like he could every time we hung out. It is very strange to look around my apartment and think he won't physically be here again. When I close my eyes I can see him on the balcony, drink in hand and a glimmer in his eye. You know what I'm talking about. Greg enjoyed riding life to its limits and finding a way to enjoy every moment in its own way. He taught me a lot about people and about myself. I find I have a lot of questions for him right now. I think he'll find a way to get me the answers. Cheers to you, Greg. I love you and will keep you in my heart forever. It's been a long day without you, my friend, and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again. 🖤
9 août , 2020
Greg and I were the best of friends. It is hard processing his sudden passing, as i considered him the big brother I never had. I will always cherish the memories him and I made. He always brought light into the room, and made the best of every situation. My family and I considered him part of our family, and enjoyed having him over.
Greg taught me that when we cheers, we tap the table with our glass to honor fallen soldiers, and now I have one more reason to do so. To honor his memory as my best friend and as my brother. Greg will be missed deeply by myself and my family. He was a true friend, and the best friend anyone could ask for.
Greg, I love you man. You always be my big brother.
8 août , 2020
Greg I know is somewhere beautiful sharing his wit and wisdom and his amazing laugh and soaring through the clouds. Rest easy dear nephew, you will always be our hearts and never forgotten.
8 août , 2020
I was heartbroken and so shocked to read today of Greg's passing. As your next door neighbours on Evelyne Reese, Ken's and my memories of him are of a lovely, sweet and kind young man, funny and smart and, at 15, already committed to becoming a pilot. I cannot imagine the sadness your family is experiencing at this time. Take care of each other and move forward one step at a time...
8 août , 2020
I haven't seen most of the fam in years but when I had gotten together with Jenn in the last 2 years we reminisced about how I remembered Greg as a toddler running around at our soccer games. It definitely made me feel old when I saw a photo of the young man he had become! I am so sorry to hear this sad news and Mardel and I send all of our love. My parents send their condolences as well.
8 août , 2020
At an early age Greg and I quickly became best friends. We spent countless hours filled with laughter and joy. Though in high school we went our separate ways, I will always cherish our friendship.
There are many memories I can share about Greg, one of my favourites was a trip to the cottage. It was the coolest thing in the world when him and his father taught me how to shoot their bolt action 22. The rest of that summer was spent hanging out almost every day with Greg, playing games and enjoying each others company.
I wish to express my deepest and sincerest condolences to his family. He was kind, spirited and strong and he will be missed.
8 août , 2020
It is very difficult as Greg's mom, to write everything I want to share about Greg. Such a wonderful young man. Although we said family was important to Greg, I want to share a recent memory as Greg and I were in the kitchen. For some reason we were discussing his cousins, and Greg gave a mischievous chuckle, and said "Jessica and Kathleen ...those were good times". Now being Greg's mom meant that I was not privy to the goings on of the cousin adventures but I am so glad you all had them. Greg loved his aunt's, uncles and cousins. He had special bonds with each of you. With the Covid times, we are not all able to gather together to reminisce about the special moments, but we hope you are able to gather in your bubbles and share. When travel restrictions are eased, we can share these moments in person. For now, know you are all loved. Greg cherished you dearly.
7 août , 2020
We went out for lunch on July 17th after I finished my IP exam. I ordered a pizza and we had plenty of laughs that day. He graciously offered to pay for mine and Matt's lunch. My pizza wasn't cheap. This is just one of the many things he was good for. He was generous and extremely nice. Will you miss buddy.
7 août , 2020
Along time ago I was given an opportunity to spend the afternoon with Greg. He gladly jumped to my offer of taking him out in my boat. An afternoon of simply hanging out. Greg was young. But he was ahead of himself in age. His ability to laugh , sing and just take life in made me smile . He enjoyed my taste in music . Classic rock. He knew the words. I questioned how he knew , he smiled and said “ I take things in uncle Randy “ he said in such a cool way. Then shifted to his goofy smile. Stay cool Greg .