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Born: Sep 24, 1928

Date of Passing: Jul 04, 2020

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(nee HAUCK)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing, on July 4, 2020, of Paula, our dear daughter, sister, wife, mother, oma and ur oma at St. Boniface Hospital.
One of nine children, Paula was born on September 24, 1928 to Wilhelm and Else Hauck in St. Ingbert, Saarland. There she met George, the love of her life and they married on August 16, 1947. After the birth of their two sons, and several years later, Paula and George decided to move to Canada to make a better life for their family. On October 22, 1956 their ship, the Arosa Star, arrived in Montreal and from there they proceeded by train to Winnipeg, their chosen home. Within a few years they were able to purchase their family home in St. Vital. It is there that they lived until recently when Paula became ill.
Paula was a hard worker, wonderful wife, mother, Oma and Ur Oma, good friend to many and Oma to all. She welcomed you into her home with open arms and food. Rarely was there a time when there was not a pot of soup on the stove or in the fridge. A wonderful baker, we all had our favourite and she made sure, up until last year, that she baked it for our birthday. Paula loved her yard, particularly her garden, which was specifically planted for her love of tomatoes. She ate at least one everyday right up until in hospital. She was feisty and with it until the end, still reading her newspaper everyday so she could keep up with current events. She will leave a huge hole in our hearts.
Paula is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, George, and her sons, Arno (Joan) and George (Jill). She will be deeply missed by her grandchildren, Michael (Rosa), Phil, Paula and George, and great-grandchildren, Mattias, Damian and Annika. She is also survived by her youngest sister Erika (Uli), sisters-in-law Anni and Heidi, and many nieces and nephews from Germany to USA. She was predeceased by her mother and father, mother and father-in-law Katharina and Paul Wachs, her brothers and sisters, and brothers and sisters-in-law.
A private interment will take place on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. A Celebration of Life will follow at a later date.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Should you so desire, please make a donation to either the St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

Time past is always present
Forever in our hearts
Always with us

Auf Wiedersehen Mama
Wir Lieben Dich

Family and friends may sign a
book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Mrs. Wachs was my neighbor right next door all my life growing up in St. Vital on Fifth Ave. She was so kind and always stopped to talk and often gave me baked treats. She used to invite me into her house to see her birds. She and George were great people!! I will always remember her. Condolences to the whole family. Collette MacKenzie, neighbour - Posted by: COLLETTE MACKENZIE (NEIGHBOR) on: Jul 14, 2020

  • I grew up with Arno and George in St Vital and having lost my own mother in the past year, I want to offer my deepest sympathies to you both.' Barry Malowanchuk - Posted by: Barry Malowanchuk (School friend of Sons) on: Jul 11, 2020

  • I had the opportunity to do some work at Oma's place a couple of years ago. I enjoyed every moment I was there, thanks to Oma and Opa being so kind and welcoming. And what a sense of humour she had - a real character. I even brought my wife to meet them, and she was equally enthralled by Oma. Oma made us coffee and a snack, and brought out a couple of German/Canadian history books to pore over. When we left, she gave one of the books to my wife. An absolute sweetheart. Thank you for your kindness, Oma. Godspeed. - Posted by: Barry W Janzen (Friend of Phil Wachs ) on: Jul 11, 2020

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