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Born: Jul 02, 1937
Date of Passing: Jul 01, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
July 2, 1937 - July 1, 2019
She will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Chris (Marc), David (Larissa); her daughter-in-law Susan; grandchildren, Willem, Roz (Ketsada), Claire, Merritt and Esme; and her great-grandson Viggo. Sigrid was predeceased by her husband Jan; her son Frieso; her sister Inge Willert (Heinz); and her parents, Arthur and Meta.
Sigrid met her true love in Jan. Together they immigrated to Canada and got married. They raised their family in Winnipeg. Her early career was in drafting and later in the Eaton's advertising department.
Sigrid had a wide range of interests and passions. She sought knowledge in
everything. She loved art and history, was a voracious reader and someone who loved to explore her world through travel and via many continuing education courses. She also enjoyed exploring her own city and rode her bicycle around town into her seventies. She was always an artist turning household
objects into sculpture, making dolls and toys for the kids. She was involved with the doll club, the women's league at the Art gallery and volunteered later in life at the Children's Hospital Guild Nearly New Shop.
Sigrid loved time spent with friends and
family. She had a way of being able to talk to anyone and always walked away with a great story to tell. Sigrid is deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Her influence in our lives will continue.
If you wish, please make a donation to Rossbrook House in lieu of flowers.
A celebration of Sigrid's life will be held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at the George Taylor Hall at McClure Place, 533 Greenwood Place.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 20, 2019
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
While I was teaching her son Chris German all through Junior High, Sigrid was the only parent who involved herself in her son's education. She was the only parent who accompanied us on field trips, in fact, she came with us on every field trip, i.e. twice a year. She also made sure her children spoke German fluently. It was a pleasure to know her, and I have frequently been in touch with her over the years. - Posted by: Traute Klein (Friend) on: Jul 24, 2019
I only knew Sigrid for a short time via the meal program at McClure Place. She always had a sparkle in her eye and a sharp wit. - Posted by: Rob Adair (Acquaintance) on: Jul 24, 2019
To Sigrid's family, my sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a wonderful person and friend to me and my relative, Margaret Mueller. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Deb Doerksen (Friend ) on: Jul 20, 2019
Dave and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of your mom and dad...their warmth, kindness and humour. Our thoughts are with all of you. - Posted by: Evelyn Forrest (Friend) on: Jul 20, 2019
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