GUSTAV LEMKE Peacefully in his sleep, Gustav passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the Health Sciences Centre at the age of 101 years. Gus is lovingly remembered by his wife of 70 years, Elsie; two children, June (Robert) and Gary (Claudia); grandchildren, Christie (Dave), Robert, Kerri (Lance) and Michael (Kirsten); great-grandchildren Kirsten, Ashley, Aaron and Graham; sisters-in-law Margaret, Hilda and Emma; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Moreah and Theresa; and brothers, Eric and Lloyd. On May 14, 1911 Gustav was born in Kostopol, Russia. He came to Canada with his mother at the age of two. The family settled in Morden. A few years later they moved to Morris. Gus started work at 12 years of age as a farm labourer. Then he went on to a variety of jobs such as logging, carpentry and the C.P.R. After the l950 flood, he moved his family to Winnipeg. Gus worked 25 years as a Civil Servant with the Department of National Defense. After his retirement, he worked as a painter for the Charleswood School Board. Gus was a long time member of the Lutheran Church of the Cross, and the Imperial Legion. He loved to garden and was an exemplary "fix-it" man. He was happiest spending time with his family. Gus will be missed by all. A Celebration of Gus' Life will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lutheran Church of the Cross, 560 Arlington Street. Interment will follow in Morris, MB. The family wishes to thank the staff of D2 at the Health Sciences Centre for their compassion and support. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to a charity of your choice. Richard Wojcik, Funeral Director of Wojcik's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 204-897-4665, www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com.
Publish Date: Mar 6, 2013
GUSTAV LEMKE On Sunday, March 3, 2013 Gustav died at the Health Sciences Centre at the age of 101 years. A longer obituary notice to follow. Richard Wojcik, Funeral Director of Wojcik's Funeral Home & Crematorium, 204-897-4665, www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
Publish Date: Mar 5, 2013
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 06, 2013
Condolences & Memories (8 entries)
Our prayers & thoughts are with Aunt Elsie, June & Gary's families at this difficult time. We have always enjoyed Uncle Gus at all our family gatherings & will miss him. - Posted by: Karen Heinrichs (Great Niece) on: Mar 09, 2013
Our sincere and heart felt sympathy for your loss. Uncle Gus was loved by all and will be missed. - Posted by: Diane & Peter Gallo and famil (niece) on: Mar 08, 2013
Uncle Gus was a fun loving wonderful uncle, and we have many fond memories of him. He will be missed immeasurably by all who new him. - Posted by: Joan & Ken Ranick () on: Mar 07, 2013
Gus and Elsie were always considered to be part of the BOGGS family as they were more than just friends. They attended most of the BOGGS' family functions and always took a sincere interest in all of us. Gus was a role model for all of us and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Elsie who remains a special friend. Gus, you have earned your rest. God bless you - a very special man! - Posted by: Alvina HARTWIG and Elaine & Brian HARTWIG (Friends) on: Mar 07, 2013
Our prayers are with the family. - Posted by: Bev (Hartwig) &Rick Podolsky (Old friends) on: Mar 07, 2013
My thoughts & prayers are with you Gary, my brother-in-law & sister Claudia during your grieving time of loss. Gary & June, you were blessed by a dedicated father who tackled any career to support you & his wife Elsie. Gustav in turn, was blessed with a long life so you can cherish & remember the most enduring & endearing moments of his life. Love, Albin N Wolitski - Posted by: Albin Wolitski (Gary's Brother-In-Law) on: Mar 06, 2013
A life well lived! The best to all the Lemke family! - Posted by: gary & wendy wolitski (family) on: Mar 05, 2013
Very sorry to hear of "Uncle" Gus's death. We will always remember him fondly. He lived a very long and good life, and was still really sharp at 99. Condolences dear Elsie, June, Garry and your families. - Posted by: Arnie & Hilla Schnellert () on: Mar 05, 2013
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