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Born: Oct 20, 1936

Date of Passing: Oct 10, 2015

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JUSTINA MITCHELL (nee DYCK) 1936 - 2015 On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Justina Mitchell went home to be with Jesus. She will be missed deeply by her family, which includes five children and their spouses and grandchildren: son, Doug Mitchell; son, Murray (Liz) and children, Tom (Yvette) and Trevor; daughter, Wendy and child Nicolas; daughter, Cindy (Tom Burns) and children, Jennifer, Melissa (Mitchel Pride), and Tyler; daughter, Linda (Gary Hirt) and children, Shyla and Addison; and great-grandchildren, Riley, Seth and Austin, Emily, Zachary and Adalyn. Justina was born on October 20, 1936 in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. She was the oldest daughter and was predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and Aron Dyck, brothers, Peter and Abe, and sisters, Marge and Helena. Growing up, she lived in all the western provinces before settling in Manitoba in 1959. She travelled back and forth to Saskatchewan often by train to see family before her parents moved to Winnipeg. Justina worked in Winnipeg as a nurse's aide before moving to the Kaleida area in 1967. In the early 1980s, she moved into Manitou where she worked as a private home care attendant for 20 plus years. She also helped people with whatever they needed: cleaning houses, ironing, gardening, and all sorts of errands. Cleaning the Credit Union was also something she could never forget to do. She was active and made sure she walked up town every day; even on the coldest days you'd see Justina walking around Manitou. She belonged to the Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church and many different associations, including: Christian Women's club, Pioneer Girls, and Ladies Fellowship, just to name a few. Her faith was strong and she always thought the best of everyone, making friends wherever she went. Family was always very important to her and she was very interested in traveling anywhere to see them and to meet new family, too. She tried to take a yearly trip to either Saskatchewan, Alberta or to see her brother's family in Belize. She will be missed by many cousins, nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law as well. Justina would say: "I am truly thankful that God has been with me and helped me through many problems and has always been a true friend." Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church with a private interment prior at the Manitou Cemetery. Because of the great care that was given to her in the Pembina Manitou Health Centre and her devotion to the Lord, donations can be made in Justina's memory to either the Pembina Manitou Health Centre or the Manitou Mennonite Brethren Church. Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden In care of arrangements, 204-822-4755

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 15, 2015

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Your mom used to come to the farm at Arden and she laughed and cooked and she was so much fun. She made dumplings, on top of the stew, oh joy but they were good. She was so kind to my brothers ans sisters and let them stay with her when they first came to the City. A delightful person, your mother is, now in heaven with her parents and mine. I know you will miss her, our Sympathy. - Posted by: maggie Duffield (Cousin) on: Oct 15, 2015

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