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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 March 06, 2013
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