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VICTORIA ROSA MARIE GERBRANDT (PENNER)
Born: Aug 21, 1947
Date of Passing: Aug 29, 2019Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
VICTORIA ROSA MARIE GERBRANDT
August 21, 1947 - August 29, 2019
Growing up on the prairies of Manitoba, Vicki was near the top end of Walter and Helena Penner's family. This was a time when it was common for the older children to care for younger siblings. Darlene, Jim, Dave, John, Ruth, Gloria, Ken, Lily, Jerry, Pearl and Ruby watched their sister pioneer some firsts, enjoy life's laughable moments and endure hardships with grace. She introduced Teresa as their first niece, followed by Jason the adventurer, then Scott slid in as the fun loving youngest.
In her heart, Vicki was a city girl, living in downtown Wolseley suited her just fine. Everywhere she needed to be was a simple bus stop away. However, her destiny led her to a country life with her husband Herb to raise their family. Vicki was an incredible hostess and knew how to make people feel comfortable. Though Vicki's baking was blue ribbon her real super power was listening. She simply allowed and accepted the words and feelings of others without judgment. Right until the very end, she heard everything.
Vicki, your caring concern for your family is embedded in our memory. Thankfully your suffering is over and your faith in Jesus carries on. You're loved by all who knew you; Teresa's son Steven, Jason and Karen's boys, Aiden, Jared and Trevor, Scott and Jana's children, Tim, Kyle and Sean.
A private family interment took place at Queens Valley Cemetery.
May your legacy of
exceptional listening carry-on.
Concolences may be left at
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 31, 2019
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