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Born: Dec 02, 1926
Date of Passing: May 16, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
December 2, 1926 - May 16, 2020
George will be remembered by his wife of 65 years, Anna (nee Friesen), and grandchildren, Lindsay (Barbara) and Avery, and his great-grandson Maksymilian.
He was predeceased by his daughter Janet and granddaughter Chantal.
George was born in the Rural Municipality of Hanover, Manitoba, on December 2, 1926. His parents immigrated to Canada from Russia earlier that year. George was one of 12 children born to George and Maria Krahn. He lived his entire life in Niverville where he worked for various employers in the area including the Kehler brothers, Mr. Loeppky and John K. Friesen at the B-A Garage, Irve Thiessen with Gulf and C.A. Brodeur with Shell in St. Adolphe where he later retired. After retiring, George and Anna cleaned various businesses in Niverville as they still wanted to keep busy. George finally stopped working when he moved into the Niverville Credit Union Manor with Anna in August of 2015.
George was dedicated to the community, church and, above all, his family. He enjoyed watching baseball and curling, working in the yard, and maintaining his vehicles. He always made time for visiting with both his grandchildren and great-grandson.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the De Salaberry Health Centre for their care and compassion. As well, the family is forever grateful to the nurses and health care aides who advocated for George to see his wife and grandson before his passing. A special thanks also goes out to the staff at the Niverville Credit Union Manor for the years of companionship and assistance they provided George. Anna expresses her appreciation to all the volunteers who drove her to see George while he was in the hospital.
A public come and go viewing will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 162 PTH 52W, Steinbach, MB. Please remain in your vehicles until you are ushered into the building by funeral home staff.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private family funeral will occur Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the Niverville Community Fellowship Church.
The service will be livestreamed at
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of George may be made to Winnipeg Harvest, 1085 Winnipeg Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0S2.
BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL CO-OP
1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 20, 2020
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Dear Ann and family. I would like to express my sincere condolences to you. May you find strength and comfort in God. He has been released of all pain and suffering and is with his heavenly Father. With Love and Prayers, Irene (Martens) Pauls Winnipeg - Posted by: irene (Martens) Pauls (friend) on: May 20, 2020
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