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TINA SCHULZ (ABRAHAMS)
Born: Jun 11, 1934
Date of Passing: Sep 06, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
June 11, 1934 - September 6, 2020
She was predeceased by Henry, her husband of 54 years, in 2013. Leaving to mourn are her four children: Cheryl (Theodore Norvell) of St. John's, Newfoundland; Dale (Debbie) of Visalia, California; Wayne; and Lynne (Jim Nielsen) of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Also leaving to mourn are six grandchildren, six great-children, her two sisters, Erna and Irene, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Tina grew up with her nine siblings on the family farm in Pigeon Lake, Manitoba. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1957, and a year after their marriage, she and Henry moved to the farm in Ste. Elizabeth. There they raised their four children, and many chickens, pigs, milk cows, and dogs. The dogs were important companions on Tina's cross-country ski journeys around the countryside.
Tina loved farming life and especially enjoyed her large gardens, from which she fed anyone who walked in the door. (Whether they could walk out again after one of Tina's meals, is another matter.) In later years, she grew a prairie garden, which she worked hard to make self-sustaining and a legacy to pass on to future generations.
When all the children were in school, Tina returned to nursing. Despite the occasional hazard of driving home at midnight in a winter snowstorm, she enjoyed the independence and satisfaction of the work.
Tina loved to sew and made beautiful clothes for her children and herself. Also left behind are her embroidery, ceramics and egguery, many of which continue to be proudly displayed in her children's homes. In later years, she and Henry enjoyed travelling from the Yukon to Europe, and many ski trips throughout Manitoba and the Rockies. Tina also visited her children wherever they lived, including Toronto, California, British Columbia and Newfoundland. Her enthusiasm and spirit of adventure made her a valued companion for all sorts of shenanigans, including sawing a couch in half to get it into a Toronto basement, and sewing it back together again!
Tina's love and support for her family were unwavering and unconditional. We miss her terribly.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Chris Loepp for her care and compassion during Mom's illness, and the wonderful Bethania nursing staff for ensuring Mom's comfort and dignity.
A viewing is taking place at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. on Thursday, September 17, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. RSVP required due to Covid-19 protocols. Masks are required and will be provided at the door. A memorial will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethania Mennonite Personal Care Home.
Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence at www.glenlawn.ca.
Glen Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 12, 2020
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
I have many fond memories of visiting the farm and tagging along with Dale and Wayne doing chores (or getting into mischief). Family visits on Sundays always culminated with a hearty supper to send us home. I especially cherished the late summer weeks I lived the life on the farm during harvest time; baling hay on the pull-behind. Tante Tina always made me feel like a member of the family. She had the presence to deal with the shenanigans of the boys (and Uncle Henry). So many stories... - Posted by: Kevin Abrahams (nephew) on: Sep 16, 2020
Just found this announcement this morning. Sorry to hear of Tina’s passing. I vaguely remember a visit to the Schultz farm when we we kids. Must have been in late summer or fall as I recall playing hid and seek outside in the dark with our siblings while our parents were visiting inside late into the evening. Praying for your family as you walk through this difficult time with the complications the Covid crisis adds to the mix. - Posted by: Peter Enns (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2020
We have many good memories of visits to their home. To sharing work at community functions. Sorry we missed the viewing Sept 17. Sincerest sympathy to all the family. - Posted by: Bill & Lorraine King (Friends) on: Sep 13, 2020
My deepest sympathies to Lynne (friend since childhood) and all the Schulz family❤. Many great memories of your Mom from visits and sleepovers at your home and throughout our school years. I enjoyed our chats whenever we would see her when in Morris. - Posted by: Caroline (King)Coates (friend of Lynne and the Schulz family) on: Sep 12, 2020
I just heard about your Mom today and am so very sorry for your loss. I always loved her quick smile and wit. She will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Verna Hildebrandt (Friend) on: Sep 12, 2020
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