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RENATE ACHENBACH

Born: Jun 29, 1944

Date of Passing: May 11, 2019

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RENATE ACHENBACH
June 29, 1944 - May 11, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of beloved wife, mother and friend, Renate H. Achenbach, on May 11 at her home in St. Andrews, Manitoba.
Renate was predeceased by her parents, Marie and Michael Lauber. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 31 years, Hans Richter, her son Jorg Achenbach (Cheryl), and many friends.
Renate was born and raised in Eger, Germany (Czechoslovakia). In Hanau she apprenticed and developed her skills in the area of gemology. She became a qualified diamond specialist, which ultimately led to a career after she immigrated to Canada on November 9, 1968. Renate worked in jewelry retail for many years. She was well suited to her work, being knowledgeable and professional as well as helpful and charming.
Renate had many skills. She worked as a professional fashion model from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. She owned and operated her own Merle Norman Cosmetics shop, was editor for Kanada Kourier, the German language newspaper in Winnipeg, and volunteered as manager of Deutsches Panorama German Television Station in Winnipeg.
She was also a great cook and an excellent baker creating European specialties such as Linzertorte and Weinachstollen, a delight for her family and friends.
Renate and Hans loved their pastoral home in St. Andrews complete with their beloved horses, Rosie and Dunnie, their faithful dogs, Buck and Romus, and their cat Muschi. Renate loved animals!
It was here in her and Han's piece of paradise that she felt most at peace. Her home was always inviting and welcoming.
Renate was a strong and resourceful woman, a loving mother to her son Jorg, and a loyal and stalwart friend.
Funeral service will be held at Gilbart Funeral Home, 309 Eveline St. in Selkirk, Manitoba on Saturday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m.

Condolences may be left on her tribute wall
at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, 2019, May 17, 2019, May 18, 2019

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I was saddened to hear that Mrs. Achenbach has passed. I always remember her beautiful smile and amazing baking from when she worked in my stepfather's jewelry store. It is lovely to see that she had a full happy life and a wonderful husband and family. A life well lived. Astrid Neumann - Posted by: Astrid Neumann (Friend) on: Jun 13, 2019

  • Sorry to hear about the passing of Renate. My deepest sympathy goes out to Hans and the family left behind. Sorry I could not attend the funeral but my thoughts were with you all. - Posted by: Gisela Erb (Friend) on: May 28, 2019

  • My deepest sympathies to Hans and family. I had not seen Renate for many years, but remember her help and support when I started my office service and translation business. Ruhe sanft, Renate! - Posted by: Irene Klotz (Friend) on: May 18, 2019

  • My sincere sympathy to you Jorg and to Hans. Its been many years since I’ve seen Renate but always remember her as an elegant and classy lady. I remember when they got their property how happy she was to have a country place where she could have animals. She brought me eggs from their own chickens! I’m truly sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Frances Bradley (Friend) on: May 17, 2019

  • My deepest sympathy Jorg to you and your family. Unfortunately, we will be away on Saturday. My thoughts will be with you. - Posted by: Gladys McInnes (Friend) on: May 16, 2019

  • My deepest sympathy Jorg to you and your family. Unfortunately, we will be away on Saturday. My thoughts will be with you. - Posted by: Gladys McInnes (Friend) on: May 16, 2019

  • Our deepest condolence. Roswitha & Camille - Posted by: Roswitha Scharf-Dessureault (Friend) on: May 16, 2019

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