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KURT GUENTHER

Born: Jan 29, 1947

Date of Passing: Apr 30, 2017

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KURT GUENTHER January 29, 1947 - April 30, 2017 Eat dessert first - Life is uncertain Henry and Irma Guenther welcomed Kurt, their first born. Kurt's fondest memory was growing up on the Red River, boating with his dad. His lifelong passion and memory maker was boating. Kurt completed high school at M.B.C.I. where he met his life's partner, Elfrieda. She caught his eye in a school play where she played a flirt and he was smitten. They married on November 25, 1967. Kurt received his MSW at the University of Manitoba and then moved his family to Morden, MB. He started his profession at E.M.H.C. as Director of Social Services. We raised our "Blessings", Wendy, Michael, Karen and David in Morden and made cherished BFF's. Kurt enjoyed "retirement" as a probation officer and blessed the people he taught life skills to. He absolutely loved any kind of committee work and participation. Life became uncertain in November 2014 when he was diagnosed with NSC lung cancer so he vigorously continued to eat dessert first, loaded with whipped cream. His family, Elfrieda, Wendy, Neil, Michael, Karynah, Rohane, David, Amber and the cherished grandkids, Vivian and Henrik, would like to THANK all the people who have nourished our lives: families, church family, friends and ALL personnel working in the medical field. Kurt appreciated ALL of you; freely dispensing TLC and compassion throughout the journey. Memory jars will be provided at the church. Write down your favourite memory of Kurt and pop them into the cookie jar. For those attending the funeral, enjoy the dessert and whipped cream, compliments of Kurt. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Westside Community Church, 831 Thornhill St. in Morden. Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden In care of arrangements wiebefuneralhomes.com

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 02, 2017

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • So sorry to read of Kurts passing. Did hear about till this month. Always a great neighbor and so so enjoyed his friendly greetings. Alfrieda I so enjoyed working with you at M.G H.. Trust you are doing okay. First Christmas, must be hard. You will be in our prayers. - Posted by: art and betty stoesz (neighbor) on: Dec 29, 2017

  • Just visiting my sister Erna. Talked of you, Friedel. Condolences. - Posted by: Bernhard (Ben) Wall (Friend) on: Dec 15, 2017

  • I remember babysitting Kurt with his younger siblings at the the Guenther home on Henderson Highway. He was just three years younger than myself and independent, but a baby had arrived and extra help was needed. I didn't find the dessert in the cupboard, but there was always a bag of potatoe chips to munch on. - Posted by: Elizabeth Collins (Cousin) on: May 03, 2017

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