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Born: Jan 01, 1935

Date of Passing: Dec 31, 2020

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Heinz Bauknecht, 85, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away unexpectedly, but in peace while eating a bowl of vanilla pudding on December 31, 2020. He would never pass up dessert. It always made him happy.
Heinz was born to parents, Eugene and Klara Bauknecht on January 1, 1935, in Stuttgart, Germany. At 21, he immigrated to Canada looking for opportunity, a woman to marry and a better life. He was a quiet, kind and loving man with a great sense of humour.
He met and married his main squeeze Alice, the love of his life, in 1971. She survives him. One of Heinz's biggest accomplishments was being a father. He was a father like no other. His children meant the world to him and all he ever wanted was to provide for them ensuring they had opportunities. He was always there for them through their ups and downs, teaching them to enjoy every moment life has to offer.
Heinz is also survived by his brother Eugene (Sophie), daughter Michelle (Mark), son Ken (Tamara), daughter Wendy (Jeri), son Brian (Nancy), as well as grandchildren, Kai, Ryan, Dylan, Terri (Dylan), Jason (Jessica), Fraser and Joshua and his great-granddaughter Sophia. Heinz was predeceased by his parents and brother Guenther.
Heinz received a formal accounting education in Germany. He began life in Canada as a painter, then imported and sold German goods. He became the bookkeeper for the business. After saving enough money, went into the hotel business with his brother, Eugene. Heinz valued hard work and honesty. He knew the value of a dollar, the pride that comes with a job and taking care of your family. He instilled it in his children.
The life he and Alice created included a beautiful cottage at Booster Lake they built themselves and a wonderful almost 30 year retirement. They spent winters in Weslaco, Texas surrounded by friends, hosting dinners, playing cards and dancing. He never complained about anything unless it wasn't Alice's cooking.
Due to COVID 19, a memorial service will be held at a later date when gatherings are welcomed.
The family would like to express our sincerest gratitude for all the lovely messages and memories that people have shared. Heinz touched many lives with his love and kindness.
In lieu of sending flowers, the family suggests that people make donations in support of Heart and Stroke Foundation.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • I came to know Heinz and Alice at Faith Lutheran Church. My Mom Adele and I had many discussions with them after church about their family and how proud they were of their children. I think our friendship started because we also immigrated from Germany, and we had many discussions about that. Heinz was a gentle and caring man. I wish to express my heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. Rest in peace Heinz in the loving arms of our Creator. Edie and Adele - Posted by: Edie L Lindberg (Friend) on: Jan 18, 2021

  • Rest in peace my friend. Steve - Posted by: steve fedon (Seine River ex resident) on: Jan 10, 2021

  • I am one of those people that Heinz touched with his love and kindness. Such a lovely tribute. My sincere condolences to all of his family. I will always remember Heinz for his amazing qualities. His kindness, loyalty, optimism and compassion are only a few. He often spoke to me of how proud he was of his family. I will sorely miss him, our phone calls and visits/get togethers over the past 47 years of knowing Heinz and Alice. I have wonderful memories. Much strength to all of his family during this difficult time. Ken and I extend our deepest sympathy. With caring thoughts. Sally (friend of the family) - Posted by: Sally (friend) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • It was such a pleasure seeing Heinz on a regular basis. He would always stop and spend several minutes to talk. His kind caring way about him was one of the highlights of my day. My heartfelt condolences may your memories fill your heart. - Posted by: Monique Kendel (Acquaintance) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Uncle Heinz was about the nicest man you could ever meet, so smart and so caring We never got to spend a lot of time together but I was always impressed by his love for auntie Alice and his family. Denine and I got to spend an dinner evening with auntie Alice and uncle Heinz some years ago, it was a great time to get to know them better, we left with an amazing feel for how much their children and grandchildren meant to them Please give auntie a hug from us when you get to see her again Denine and Conrad - Posted by: Conrad kKiesman (Nephew) on: Jan 09, 2021

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