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Date of Passing: Jul 28, 2020

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With heavy hearts, we said good-bye to our wife, mom, gaga and friend, Darlene Sandra Molinski (nee Patton), who passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the age of 66 after an all too brief battle with cancer.
Darlene lived for the communities that she built around her, whether family, friends, co-workers, bowlers, pickle ballers, church goers, or otherwise. She was an exceptionally kind and caring woman, who would give every part of herself without hesitation to help support those around her. Darlene's love of music, playing crib and other card games, and sports (her beloved Blue Bombers) are only a few of the interests that she will be dearly remembered for.
More than anything, Darlene loved to spend time with her family. Darlene is survived by her husband Ray Molinski, her children, Marla (Justin) and Trevor (Shelley), and granddaughters, Kylyn, Paige and Quinn.
The family thanks the staff of 8A Palliative ward at St. Boniface Hospital for the exceptional care they gave Darlene, and support they extended to the family.
Due to current Covid restrictions, the memorial service and reception will be by invite only.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to CancerCare Manitoba in Darlene's name, who were exceptional in helping to care for Darlene through this challenging time.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (24 entries)

  • I have so many fond memories of growing up with Darlene's children. She was a second mother on our neighbourhood block. She will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Erika (family friend) on: Aug 31, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to Ray and your family. Darlene was a very kind and generous person. She was my go to and my listener when I needed one. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. - Posted by: Maureen Onofreychuk (Co-worker at GWL) on: Aug 17, 2020

  • My heart is heavy this morning to learn of passing of my great friend DARLENE. A kind humble loving human being has left us, so sad. It was an extreme privilege and an honor to have worked with her, always helpful, respectful, loving of everyone regardless of background. Her great legacy continues to live in those of us she positively impacted. She was a true DARLING - Rest in Peace my friend - Will see you someday again - Posted by: Martin Mulimbwa Kasongo (Co-worker) on: Aug 11, 2020

  • Darlene was the go to person if you had questions at work. She was always friendly and warm. One of the first people I met when joining Great-West Life. To the family, so sad for your loss. May you find comfort the presence of family and friends. - Posted by: Wes Friesen (Colleague) on: Aug 11, 2020

  • Sorry to hear the news. I did not work very long with her but the 1 year I spent, she was extremely helpful and very friendly person to work with. My condolences with Darlene's family. - Posted by: Abhishek Narayanpur (Colleague) on: Aug 11, 2020

  • My deepest condolences to Trevor, Marla, Ray and family. Darlene was one of a kind and a second mom to many of us. May she Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Andréa Pelletier (Friend) on: Aug 06, 2020

  • I had the pleasure of working with Darlene for many years. She was a wonderful person. When I came back after my struggles with Cancer she offered me much needed encouragement. The world is a little less bright with her gone. May her light shine on through her family and friends. So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Michelle Horodecki (Colleague) on: Aug 06, 2020

  • Dear Ray, Trevor and Marla, and families, so sorry for your loss. Sorry as well for losing touch with such a nice bunch of people. Darlene was such a good person through and through. There must be shortage of angels up in Heaven. I believe her to be up there among them, doing some more good! Love, Theresa, Dan and Zeke and Sam - Posted by: Theresa (Family by marriage ) on: Aug 04, 2020

  • Marla, Trevor, Ray and family. My deepest sympathies to all of you on Darlene’s passing. She was a great friend and co-worker for 25+ years. She was the ‘knower of all, keeper of all, and planner of all things’ in I.S. at GWL for everyone who had the pleasure of working with her. My fondest memories of Darlene will always be from our girls’ trip to Vegas. - Posted by: Kelly Banks (Friend) on: Aug 04, 2020

  • Darlene was a very warm and caring individual as well as a great co-worker. Our condolences to the loved ones she left behind. She will be missed. - Posted by: Antonio Quezon (Co-worker) on: Aug 04, 2020

  • I was very sad when hearing of the passing of Darlene. We worked many years at Great-West Life together. Darlene was such a kind and thoughtful person and she will be greatly missed by so many. My sincere sympathy goes out to all her family at this very sad time. - Posted by: Brenda Cabral (Co-worker) on: Aug 04, 2020

  • Deepest condolences Ray, Trevor, Marla and Family. May Darlene rest in peace. - Posted by: Josie Landry (fellow parishioner) on: Aug 04, 2020

  • I am sad to hear of Darlene's passing. She was a well liked colleague and will be missed. - Posted by: Dawn Irvine (Colleague) on: Aug 04, 2020

  • I had the privilege of working with Darlene at GWL. She was always ready to help and assist whenever someone asked her questions. I also worked along with her on the Fun Committee, we had great times organizing events. Always a joy to work with. I met her after retirement at Goldeyes and Blue Bombers games and she looked very happy. She will be missed by many. May she rest in Heavenly Peace. - Posted by: Rafik Abi-Saleh (Co-worker) on: Aug 03, 2020

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Darlene though Great West Life. When I first started there Darlene took me under her wing and showed me the ropes and I was so grateful. She was kind and patient with this newbie. Over time we did go our own way in the company but the connection was established. She was always there with a friendly smile. I am sure she will be missed greatly. Again my deepest condolences. Joyce Fieting - Posted by: Joyce Fieting (Former colleaque) on: Aug 02, 2020

  • Not only was Darlene a co-worker, she was a true friend. I got to curl with her in the GWL Bonspiel and we sure had some good laughs. I will truly miss her and both my husband and I know how wonderful of a person she was. Deepest sympathies to Ray and the family. Thinking of you all! - Posted by: Debra & Kerry Hannah (Friend) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • I met Darlene at the GWL curling bonspiel several years ago and we hit it off right away! We shared lots of laughs at the bonspiel. Great lady. My deepest condolences. ❤️ - Posted by: Lori Gullivan (Co worker ) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • My sincerest condolences to Darlene’s Family. I had the privilege of working with Darlene for many years at GWL. She was one of the kindest and most considerate people I knew. She touched so many lives. She was honestly one of the best! - Posted by: Dan Neufeld (Friend / co-worker) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to Ray and family. Darlene was my supervisor at Kane Equipment. In a very trying time for me, she took me under her wing and gave me her unselfish friendship and guidance. Thanks for that Darlene, it was never forgotten. May you Rest In Peace. - Posted by: Wendy Marsch (Wensel Porter) (Work Cohort) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • Darlene was my assistant at GWL for many years providing amazing support for me (and my dad when he called with random excel questions) with humour, and care. She was funny and a force to be reckoned with. I think of our time together as a bright light. She spoke constantly of her family with love and pride. Thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. - Posted by: Nancy McCuaig (Former colleague) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • Marla and family, I was shocked to hear of Darlene’s sudden illness and passing. She was such an amazing person, who I have very fond memories of working with for many years. She was certainly one of the “good ones”, my deepest condolences on your loss. - Posted by: Jeff Hemmett (Co-worker) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • Dear Ray, Trevor and Marla, I was shocked to hear about Darlene. From Darwin Pre-kindergarten to the AWE and Liturgy Committees I enjoyed her dedication and enthusiasm. She was truly one of a kind who will be missed. My love and prayers to all. - Posted by: Bev Martens (Fellow parishioner) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • Darlene was the go-to person for just about everything at the office. She was generous of spirit and always had time for co-workers. Darlene was well-liked and well-respected. We missed her after her retirement, and we’re glad to see her whenever she was able to pop in and say hello. Darlene lives on in our fond memories of having the privilege to have been one of her co-workers. - Posted by: Jim Taylor (Co-worker) on: Aug 01, 2020

  • Our condolences to the entire family. May you find comfort in past memories of times shared. She is at rest now. - Posted by: Debbie and Larry Okolita (Cousin) on: Aug 01, 2020

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