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Born: Jul 13, 1967

Date of Passing: Aug 10, 2018

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RYAN LESLIE JOHN TOEWS July 13, 1967 - August 10, 2018 On the morning of Friday, August 10, 2018, after one last morning coffee beside his wife, Rose, Ryan Toews went to be with his Lord and Saviour, passing away at home at the young age of 51. Ryan Leslie John Toews was born on July 13, 1967 to Elbert and Lorraine Toews in Steinbach, MB. He grew up in Steinbach and graduated from the SRSS in 1985. Ryan lived much of his childhood in the gymnasium, excelling at every sport. When Ryan wasn't at the school gym, he could be found boating, waterskiing and just generally living it up at the family cottage at Red Rock Lake. Ryan used his entrepreneurial skillset in various capacities throughout his career. As a General Manager, Ryan did his job like he did life - with strength, honesty and above all, integrity. Ryan was a fair leader, respected by many in the business community. Ryan married his high school sweetheart, Rose, on July 18, 1987. Ryan and Rose had four children: Randi, Dean, Samantha and Taylor. He openly shared his love for God, not just through his words, but through his generosity, love for others, and integrity. In the last five years, Ryan's favourite place to be was at his cottage on Brereton Lake with his family and especially his new grandson, Brody. In 2006, Ryan was diagnosed with a Cardiomyopathy and though he was often frustrated with his deteriorating physical state, it could be said that his enlarged physical heart only mirrored the large heart he had for others. He will be greatly missed! Ryan is survived by his loving wife, Rose, three daughters, Randi (Eric), Samantha and Taylor, one grandson, Brody, one son Dean (Shannon), his parents and parents-in-law, and many family members and friends. A celebration of Ryan's life will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Winkler Mennonite Church, 31 Willowdale Cr. Donations may be made to The Samaritan Foundation in memory of Ryan Toews. Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler In care of arrangements

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 14, 2018

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of a husband, father and dear son of Elbert + Laurie who are dear friends of ours going back many years. My heart aches for you of your loss. May God give you much strength and courage in the years ahead. Life is short. Love those still around you dearly. Hugs and prayers. Mildred. xoxo💞💞 - Posted by: Mildred Loewen (Friend) on: Aug 18, 2018

  • Although we had not seen much of each other after high school, I still feel connected to him and was happy to chat when we would run into each other at the Grace Church. I would like to send my deepest sympathies for your loss. - Posted by: Jenny (Blatz) Plett (Friend) on: Aug 14, 2018

  • Our sympathies to you and your family on the tragic passing of your husband and father. We are cottage neighbors (little brick cabin across from Gillan's) and where very sad to hear of this. May God bless you all at this most difficult time. Eileen and Glen Sander and family - Posted by: Eileen Huggins Sander (Cottage neighbour) on: Aug 14, 2018

  • Condolences and prayers to you Rose and your family, and to Elbert and Lorraine our prayers and thoughts are directed to you all. May God bless and comfort you in this difficult time. Remember Jesus is Lord and let him have His arms around you. Love Cliff and Linda Unger. - Posted by: Cliff Unger (Friends of Elbert & Lorraine) on: Aug 14, 2018

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