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Date of Passing: Mar 07, 2017

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EVELYN GIESBRECHT (nee KEHLER) 1931 - 2017 It is with deep sadness we announce the death of our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Evelyn Giesbrecht. She died, with family by her side, at the Altona Health Centre on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at the age of 85. Mom had declining health over the last eight months; however she had a tremendous will to live. In the last two weeks her health challenges just became too great. Evelyn will be dearly missed by her five daughters, two sons and their families: Irene (Clive Derham), Winnipeg, Ken (Mary), Plum Coulee, Jean, Winnipeg, Wendy, Winnipeg, Sandra (Ted Penner), Osoyoos BC, Marv (Holly), Altona, and Pam (Maury Peters), Schanzenfeld. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Peter in 2007 and her daughter, Linda in 2013. Mom was born in Kronsthal, Manitoba. She lived most of her life in the Plum Coulee area, until declining health made a move to Eastview Place in Altona, necessary in June, 2015. Mom was baptized upon the confession of her faith in 1948. She married Peter in September, 1949 and they farmed south of Plum Coulee until they retired and moved to town in 1989. Mom and Dad did some traveling in their retirement, and spent many happy hours at the family cottage on Pelican Lake. Mom took up ceramics and oil painting which she thoroughly enjoyed. Reading was also a passion, and this she enjoyed right up to the last month, even though her eyesight was deteriorating. Mom always loved children, and having been an only child, decided early on she wanted to have many! Our dear Mom worked very hard on the farm, along with Dad to raise her family. They instilled in us a strong work ethic and a deep abiding love for the Lord. Mom will be very deeply missed but leaves her family with a lifetime of warm, happy and rich memories. A memorial service to honour Mom's life will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church, 189 2nd Street, Winkler, MB. Interment will be prior to the service at Rudnerweide Cemetery. The family has been touched by the many prayers and outpouring of affection and support during this difficult time, and throughout Mom's health challenges. The family would also like to thank the staff at Eastview Place and the Altona Health Centre for the care provided to Mom. Donations may be made in Evelyn's memory to the Altona Health Centre Palliative Care Program or the Eastview Place, Box 660, Altona, Manitoba, R0G 0B0. "Whoever pursues Godliness and unfailing Love will find Life, Godliness and Honor." Proverbs 21:21 Wiebe Funeral Home, Winklerin care of arrangements

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 11, 2017

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, grandmother. She was a lovely lady and so proud of her children and grandchildren. May the happy times you spent together comfort you. - Posted by: Judy Beer (Family friend) on: Mar 18, 2017

  • Our sincere condolences to the entire Giesbrecht family on the loss of your beloved mother. Our thoughts and our best wishes are with all of you. - Posted by: Susan Devine & Robb Tonn (friends of family) on: Mar 11, 2017

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