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LYDIA HUMMELT Obituary pic


Born: Jun 08, 1936

Date of Passing: Apr 17, 2021

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Our Mother and Oma passed away in the early morning of April 17, 2021. She was born June 8, 1936 in the family home in Pabianice, Poland and enjoyed a happy childhood until war forced her family to flee. As a young teen Lydia Lange immigrated to Saskatchewan and in her late teens she found work in Winnipeg.
There, she met and married Arnold at 18 and by 20 began raising a family. Her children, Monika (Richard), Bob (Cathy) and Ron (Adele) blessed her with nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren to knit for and to dote upon.
Mom always worked outside the home. She shared plenty of stories as a waitress at Moore's and The Paddock restaurants, and honed exceptional skills in Winnipeg's needle trade, specializing in upholstery sewing. In time, Mom and Dad established Continental Upholstery in Selkirk, a source of immense pride and satisfaction. They enjoyed camping with friends and later welcomed friends and family to fish and swim at their Lac du Bonnet cottage until Dad's passing in 2006. Mom returned to Germany several times to visit relatives, and in 2008 embarked on a successful quest to find her birth home, finding it still intact after the war. A later trip to the Holy Land was a highlight in her faith journey.
Mom could and would talk unpretentiously to anybody, sharing her warmth, compassion and humour freely. Her family was central in her life and she reveled in table conversations at epic Christmas dinners, brunches and barbeques. Her resilience in life was only matched by her love for her family, leaving us with many fond memories to share.
Interment has occurred, with her immediate family present. The family is deeply grateful for the tender care Mom received on the 5th floor of the Victoria Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, donations could be made on her behalf to Manitoba Heart and Stoke Foundation or The House of Economy in Selkirk, Manitoba.

Family and friends may sign a Book of
Condolence at

Glen Eden Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 24, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Lydia and Arnold were great friends of Wayne and myself. It was always a pleasure to spend time with them. We had several items upholstered by Continental Upholstery. Wayne and I lost contact and communication when we moved to B.C. in 2004. My husband, Wayne passed away on January 31, 2011. I will cherish the great times I had with Lydia and we always talked about our knitting projects. Verna Sandison - Posted by: Verna Sandison (Friend) on: Apr 25, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Last time I spoke with her was at Mrs Jung’s birthday party a couple of years ago. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Gail - Posted by: Gail Kotowich (Friend of the Jung family) on: Apr 24, 2021

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