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Born: Jan 25, 1968

Date of Passing: May 12, 2021

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Crystal Dayle Einfeld, born January 25, 1968 passed away on May 12, 2021, after a courageous battle with colon cancer.
She is survived by her eternal sweetheart Ken, her two beloved children, Bailey and Riley Slobodesky, her loving mom Carole Tiefenbach (Wilf), her father Chuck Einfeld (Pauline), brothers, Brad Einfeld (Janice), Sheldon Einfeld, and nephews, Jared (Roxanna) and Blake (Anna) Einfeld and families, as well as all of her special aunts, uncles and cousins. And so close to her heart, little Ernest Heinz Einfeld, her sweet great-nephew.
Crystal was predeceased by her grandparents, Simon and Jean Einfeld, Big Grandpa George Geswin and her Gramma Mary Evelyn Johanson (Gramma at the farm), where Crystal spent many joyful summers growing up.
She was a dedicated member of the Winnipeg Police Service for 20 years. Before that, she worked diligently with Dr. Diamond as a dental assistant/hygienist. She started working at the Canada Safeway Bakeshop at the young age of 15 years old and continued there until she was accepted into the Police Service.
Crystal was a very hard worker often working two jobs and never one to shy away from overtime. She put her heart and soul into everything she did and everyone she cared about. She loved her children, Bailey and Riley. She was proud of them and wanted them to reach for everything life has to offer. Crystal came from a long line of family bakers (Einfeld's Bakery in Victoria Beach). She was a great hostess, always offering home baked goodies and a beverage to wash them down. Her smile and laugh could light up any room; she was always up for a good time. She loved music and dancing and often had a song in her step. She loved horses and her animals and tending to her beautiful gardens. Crystal was a competitive athlete and excelled at many sports. Later in life she even took the opportunity to combine two of her passions and played Polo for a brief time. She loved her warm winter getaways with Ken and they always made lots of new friends on their trips.
Crystal was an amazing person and had many friends who loved her. She was very loyal and reliable and had a great sense of humour. She used it regularly to protect us all as she continued to fight her cancer. Many an update included an "LOL".
We cannot thank Ken enough for his loving, faithful care of Crystal before and after her diagnosis on March 2, 2020. They were such great friends and always looked out for each other. They worked together for three years throughout their careers. They built their home and life together on their property in the country.
We would like thank Crystal's family at the Winnipeg Police Service for their love and support throughout her illness. We would like to also thank the medical staff of Selkirk Hospital, home care, and the Palliative doctor and nurses.
In lieu of flowers or donations, it was Crystal's wish that you plant a favourite perennial in her memory to celebrate her life. She will be greatly missed until we meet again.
Friends are invited to leave condolences, share memories and view photos by visiting Crystal's memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 15, 2021

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • Our Heartfelt condolences to you Ken, and to Crystal's children, family and close personal friends. Tyra really liked her visits to your home and her time talking with Crystal. Prayers and hugs to you during this sad time. - Posted by: Melanie Thompson & Tyra Gonczy (Friends) on: Jun 01, 2021

  • Dear Chuck, Pauline & Family, so sorry to hear of your loss! You're in our thoughts and prayers! - Posted by: Gary & Marlene Cox (Cousin) on: May 21, 2021

  • My beautiful niece Crystal, gone much too soon. Crystal was loved by all and will be missed by all who knew her. I have read the tributes over the past week and learned more of her. I was thrilled when my beautiful niece was born. Crystal spent a lot of time growing up with her Gramma and My Dad Carl at the farm. To me she was like a live doll. Crystal loved the calves and being in the barn or the garden with her Gramma. One of my favourite pictures is of Crystal in the barn with the calf Valentine. She loved the horses and I think she was not much more than 2 the first time I put her on a horse. Mom loved to have all of her grandkids and nieces and nephews roaming around the farm in the summer months or anytime and Crystal was usually there. I left home when she was still quite young so I missed seeing much of her growing up years. I was always so proud of her for the beautiful young lady she was and especially when she joined the Winnipeg City Police. So many of our conversations included her saying "Gramma always said". Rubber boots, jeans and a pony tail.. That was our Crystal. A huge Thank you to Ken for being there for her over the last year. Love and Hugs Aunt Sandie and Uncle Scott - Posted by: Sandie Dagg (Aunt) on: May 19, 2021

  • Crystal, I struggle to know where to begin. Your passing came far too early, and to say the loss is far reaching is a true understatement. Though I never had opportunity to work with you directly, I can safely say that the reputation you earned within the Winnipeg Police family has allowed me to know so very much about the person you were, and the manner in which you lived your life. Your positive demeanor, professionalism, and the care you showed, combined with your tireless commitment to service excellence, has not only been a gift to the citizens you engaged with, but to the police service as a whole. You have been an excellent example of what a Police Officer should be Crystal, and I am proud to say that I served alongside you. Bailey and Riley, I need to thank you for sharing your mom with us over the years. Please know that she was highly respected and greatly admired by all members of her police family. Needless to say she will be sorely missed. My heart also goes out to Ken and to all of Crystal’s family and loved ones. I pray, (along with my fellow WPS Chaplains) that the pain you feel in this moment will be eased as you reflect on the warm memories of the time you shared with Crystal. Sincerely, George Labossiere Inspector / Chaplain Winnipeg Police Service - Posted by: George Labossiere (Colleague) on: May 17, 2021

  • My Condolences to Ken, and the Einfeld Family. I have not known Crystal for a long time like others have. I was able to joke with her and tease her and she had a great sense of humor. Enjoyed those dinners I was invited to with Crystal, Ken and family. R.I.P. Crystal, wished I could have gotten to know you better. - Posted by: Harry Reimer (Friend) on: May 17, 2021

  • I am so sorry to hear of Crystal's passing. I will always remember her as the bubbly, kind and compassionate sister in blue who made everyone feel special. Always a hard worker with so much energy. It's so hard to believe we will never see her smile or laugh again. She will be remembered always and I pray God gives her family the strength to get through this sad time especially Ken and the kids. I'm so very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Shelly Glover (Friend, co-worker & sister in blue) on: May 16, 2021

  • RIP Crystal, you were a kind and giving person. You will be missed!! - Posted by: Phil Neyron (Friend ) on: May 16, 2021

  • Keep the memories in your hearts forever, sometimes they will make you cry and sometimes make you smile. Thinking of you all, Urky! - Posted by: Ursula Rymarchuk (Childhood friend and big sister) on: May 16, 2021

  • There is no greater love than something that never has to be explained, or ever really be truly visible, nor can ever be actually truthfully imagined. Crystal was the person where the love for her, and the love exuberated so radiantly, given so naturally by her, could ever be replicated by anyone ever again. People sometimes know people. Everyone believes that they see the light brighter and better than anyone. Truthfully, there is no one ever that could shine an effervescent glow as memorable as Crystal. In no way can I explain this, describe this, or dream of a possible comparison now, or ever again. The love that was, is, and forever was, will always be, I cannot ever envision, or explain in words that anyone can truly comprehend, unless they are the Goddess that Crystal was, and still is. I am truly sorry that, despite any level of words and wisdom that I may believe that I have, there is no way for me to explain within the English language, the monumental forever etching she created within my soul eternally. All my love, Einar, Mary, and Carl, who cannot express their mutual love, although I am doing my best to shine some light on Crystal, as bright as the light her unbelievable aura shone around our farm for years, and always will, I cannot. The horses will be waiting and dancing in the moonlight, anxious to carry her to the land of the Laland sun. Love you forever. Thank you. Always, and Amen. - Posted by: Einar (Uncle) on: May 16, 2021

  • Ken, We are so sad to read of Crystal’s passing. We will always remember the times we spent with both of you, especially at your country home. May you find peace in all your fond memories. - Posted by: Tom and Gail Summers (Aunt and Uncle) on: May 15, 2021

  • My sympathies to the family. Frustrating to see good young people pass. - Posted by: Dave Lysyk (Coworker) on: May 15, 2021

  • My Condolences to Ken, Baily, Riley and the Einfeld Family. She was a special Lady. - Posted by: Ian Cyr (Friends) on: May 15, 2021

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