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Born: Sep 23, 1928
Date of Passing: Feb 06, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Olga was born on September 23, 1928 to Katherine and Jacob Krueger in Orenburg, Siberia. The family moved to the Molotshna in Ukraine when Olga was seven years old. She had five years of school before the war broke out. Olga fled with her family to Germany in 1943 and when captured, ministered to others in the prison camps. MCC assisted her family to leave Germany and immigrate to Paraguay in 1947. Here she met husband Gerhard Reimer, and they were married in July 1949. They immigrated to Canada in 1955. Olga appreciated the opportunity and freedom to raise her family in Winnipeg. She loved being surrounded by her family, telling stories about her childhood, baking and cooking for them and caring for grandchildren.
The church meant a lot to Olga. She faithfully attended North Kildonan Mennonite Brethren Church and served on the Ladies Fellowship Committee, and as a deacon with her husband. Her positive and hopeful perspective will be missed by everyone she came in contact with. She was kind and grateful, and always had an uplifting comment that left everyone feeling valued and significant. In her later years at Donwood, in spite of dementia, she kept her kind and content spirit, and loved visiting with the other residents, spreading her gentle joy in stories and greetings.
Olga was predeceased by her parents, her husband Gerhard, her son Harry, her daughter Katie and grandson Corey.
Olga will be lovingly remembered by her children, Willie, his wife Ingrid, Diane, daughter-in-law Linda, son-in-law Harold, his wife Jocelyn, Jake, his wife Pat; Margaret; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Olga is also survived by one brother Peter, his wife Katie, brother-in-law Peter, his wife Lydia, and sister-in-law, Margaret.
A private funeral service will take place at Friends Funeral Service, 2146 Main Street, on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Livestreaming will be available at http://www.livememorialservices.com/Home/ServiceDetail/10725
Viewing by invitation.
Our family would like to sincerely thank the staff at Donwood Manor for their excellent loving care of our mother.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Donwood Manor Personal Care Home, or Mennonite Central Committee.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 13, 2021
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
Thank you for your warmth and kindness. You are very kind to everyone around you. I never saw you mad or unhappy. You always checked on how others are doing. You always said God bless to me. Thank you Olga. - Posted by: KS (Careworker) on: Mar 02, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. We saw your Mother often in the halls and dining room at Donwood. She always had a smile on her face Treasure your memories. Linda (Win Mooney’s Daughter) - Posted by: Linda Purpur (Acquaintance ) on: Feb 15, 2021
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