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Born: Jan 16, 1937

Date of Passing: Feb 20, 2021

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January 16, 1937 - February 20, 2021

It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of Ilse Meub on February 20, 2021. Ilse passed away peacefully at Grace Hospital Intensive Care Unit after a brief illness.
Ilse leaves to mourn her two daughters, Susan (Antonio) Franceschet and Sandi (John) Weir, and her extended family in Germany including her brothers, Heinrich (Hanni) Ruehl and Herbert (Martina) Ruehl. Ilse was predeceased by her husband Günter, just 10 months ago.
Ilse grew up in Griesheim, Germany, where she first met Günter. They were teenagers and he was about to immigrate with his family to Canada. Four years later, Günter returned to Germany and proposed to Ilse. They married in 1957, beginning a long and loving marriage.
A close, loving family and strong, enduring friendships were core to Ilse's life. She cherished her children, her friends, and her German traditions - especially baking Christmas cookies beginning on the first Sunday of Advent. Her love of Germany lives on in her daughters.
The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church also played a big role in Ilse's life. She and her husband were active members, with Ilse attending the church's choir practices each Wednesday evening even in those -30 degree winter temperatures!
In her last few years, she lived at Riverwood Square Retirement Community. There, she forged new friendships and thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the many events organized by the wonderful staff. In these times of isolation and lockdowns, we appreciate all the support and joy brought about by the Riverwood community.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends and family so desire donations may be made in Ilse's memory to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Winnipeg.
As per Ilse's wishes, cremation will take place. We will celebrate Ilse and Günter's lives together in a small joint service at Green Acres Funeral Home in the coming weeks.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 27, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • As neighbours, we enjoyed Ilse's friendship and generosity for 47 years. We offer our deepest condolences to her two daughters and their spouses. May you always remember how she loved you and will continue to watch over you forever. God bless you. - Posted by: Andre and Adele Blondeau (Friends) on: Mar 24, 2021

  • It was only in January that I had a lovely Skype visit with Tante Ilse. So I was saddened to hear of her passing just a month later. She was a link back to happy childhood memories of Windsor Park and fondly remembered German traditions. When she moved to Riverwood, I would bring her German goodies from the Crusty Bun or the Portage Meat & Sausage Deli. She was always so appreciative of 'real' food. Although she had many challenges over the last few years, she met them all head on with determination and perseverance. Her love for Onkel Gunter was undeniable and her love and pride in her daughters limitless. My heartfelt condolences to Susan and Sandi. - Posted by: Cindy Graham (nee Witzleben) (Family Friend) on: Mar 10, 2021

  • I am so sorry to learn of Mrs. Meub’s passing. She was always so very welcoming and friendly when I was over to hang out with Sandi. She was a committed and loving mom and wife. She was a great baker! My condolences to Sandi and Susan. - Posted by: Anne Durcan ( friend of Mrs. Meub’s daughter ) on: Mar 06, 2021

  • We were so sorry to learn of Ilse's passing and extend our condolences to the family. How sad for you girls to lose both of your parents in such a short time span. We remember fondly the times we spent with your parents at their home and in Hawaii. Your Mom was an excellent baker and we especially remember a delicious apple cake that she served us. We also enjoyed the perogies from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. May you find comfort in remembering a Mom and Dad who spoke so fondly of their two daughters. May both Ilse and George rest in peace. - Posted by: Jim & Bunny Paci (Friends) on: Mar 05, 2021

  • I first met the Meubs when George became my table mate at Riverview Health Centre. Ilse would come every Wednesday to visit George. Immediately we were all chatting like old friends. Ilse would always bring treats for George, which of course they insisted on sharing with me. These treats might be beer or a favourite strudel. We would talk about their lives in Germany, George’s soccer playing exploits and the time when George’s work place was held up by an armed robber. Soon afterwards I met Sandi & Susan and their spouses. The whole family was very kind to me. I was always impressed by Ilse’s energy. At a time when most of us would be starting to slow down, here she was running errands, looking after the house and commuting back and forth to visit George. After her stroke, I marvelled at her grit and determination on her road to recovery. I will cherish the time I spent with Ilse and her family. My condolences. - Posted by: Joe Hearn (Friend) on: Mar 01, 2021

  • I knew Ilse from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. I sang in the choir will her for years. She was also on the perogy making team, pinching 100's of perogies to help raise money for Church projects. George also was on the perogy team, packing all those perogies in baggies. She and George participating in lots of projects around the church, and their help was always appreciated. Both of your parents were wonderful, kind, Christian people and we loved them both so much. They each contributed so much to improving our Church. We miss them both and wish your family peace through this very difficult time. - Posted by: Liz Chammartin (Friend) on: Feb 27, 2021

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