Wendy Gail GUNDERSON
1964 - 2021
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GUNDERSON, Wendy Gail February 12, 1964 - September 18, 2021 Wendy, in her usual bold fashion decided to beat the rest of us to the finish line, leaving this earth on her own terms September 18th, 2021. The first born and only daughter of Les and Dolly Gunderson, Wendy lorded over her younger brothers Craig, Paul, and Dave growing up in Queensborough. A true social butterfly, she made friends wherever she went and was an active member of her community. Combining her love for travel and people, Wendy worked first as an aerobics instructor, then in the tourism and hospitality industry before settling down to raise her children Ryan, Kennedy, and Braeden in Queens Park. Known for her sense of style, generous heart, and zest for life, Wendy's door was always open to family and friends. Her favourite saying may have been "suck it up, princess" but she was always ready with a shoulder to lean on. Wendy loved nothing more than a good party; surrounded by her friends and family having a good time was her happy place. She was a woman of actions over words; showing you how important you were to her with a thousand little acts of devotion. In her children and nieces, she fostered an appreciation for the finer things in life, but most especially good champagne and good company. After many years of suffering in silence, Wendy was diagnosed with a progressive neurological disorder for which there is no treatment or cure. She battled every day and lived well beyond the expectations of her doctors (stubbornness may have been a factor). She spent her final months in the comfort of her childhood home, having her every whim catered to by a small army of family and care staff. Her family will not be hosting a funeral as, true to form, her last request was to be a part of her own Hawaiian themed celebration of life. They do, however, invite you to open a bottle of champagne and toast to her memory. In lieu of flowers, the family has request that donations be made to the PSP Society of Canada. https://pspsocietycanada.ca/



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Published in Burnaby Now and New Westminster Record from Sep. 23 to Oct. 23, 2021.
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September 25, 2021
I went to school with Wendy from kindergarten through sr. Year at NWSS and we shared the same birthday. She was always kind and had good things to say about everyone. Condolences to her family and friends. May she rest peacefully in god's hands.
Peter DeBad
Classmate
September 25, 2021
I wet to school with Wendy from kindergarten through sr. Year at NWSS and we shared the same birthday. She was always kind and had good things to say about everyone. Condolences to her family and friends. May she rest peacefully in god's hands.
Peter DeBad
Classmate
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