REGINALD “REG” NOSEWORTHY
On the evening of February 2, 2020, the world lost a gentleman and a gentle man, Reginald Noseworthy. Reg passed away peacefully, surrounded and comforted by family members and friends at the Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg.
Reg was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Cassie, and his precious grandniece, Katrina Galarnyk.
He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife Suzette Lacroix, stepsons Daniel Monnin (Michelle), Christian Monnin (Karine), five grandchildren, Samuel, Gabrielle, Zacharie, Élodie and Clara, his siblings Howard (Beulah) of Mt. Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Loretta Reid (Ray) of Corner Brook, NL, and Linda Roche (Jim) of Corner Brook, NL, as well as his many nieces, nephews and long-time friends.
Reg was born in Corner Brook, NL on August 18, 1940, where he spent his childhood and teen years. He was proud to call Corner Brook home.
After graduating from high school in 1958, Reg attended Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, UNB in Fredericton and the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) in Halifax, where he graduated in 1969 with a Masters in Industrial Engineering. During this period, he also worked for The Iron Ore Company of Canada in Labrador, first in the summer during his time off from school, and for two additional years, while he worked towards completing his degree at TUNS.
In 1964, Reg married his first wife, Kay Gardner. He spent the next five years in Sept-Iles, Quebec. After leaving Sept-Iles, Reg became a management consultant and executive where his work took him from the Maritimes to Manitoba. Throughout his career, he worked in a variety of fields, using his many talents and skills to the benefit of numerous employers, such as the Government of New Brunswick; the Mercantile Bank of Canada in Montreal; Aloha Yachts, a boat manufacturer in Toronto; InterCity Gas Corporation and later, as a management consultant. Reg also dedicated countless hours to community and charitable organizations.
Reg had many friends whom he endeared with his sense of humour, and his casual, friendly and positive outlook on life. Despite the miles that kept them apart, Reg was especially close to and cherished his Corner Brook lifelong friends, Dave Humber and John Brake.
Reg loved his life in Winnipeg and his wide circle of friends. Reg was an active member of the St. Charles Golf and Country Club where he became a competent and very enthusiastic golfer. He was also a member of the Manitoba Club.
Reg married Suzette on his 60th birthday, claiming that, this way, he would always remember their anniversary. Together they enjoyed laughing, travelling, celebrating with friends and family, and spending time with their grandchildren, while enjoying his scotch and wine.
We are sincerely grateful to the many friends who were there to visit and support both Reg and Suzette throughout, and specifically during the last three years of Reg’s life, while he confronted many health challenges. Despite these struggles, Reg did not complain and always maintained that he was “better than most”.
A special thanks to the skilled and gracious medical professionals who provided care to Reg during his lengthy illness, and specifically Riverview 3E, who provided compassionate care and emotional support to both Reg and Suzette in his final months.
A Celebration of Reg’s life will be held on Monday, February 10, 2020 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Riverview Health Center Palliative Care Unit 3E in Reg’s honour.
Condolences may be sent to www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com