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HELEN REMPEL

Born: Apr 17, 1938

Date of Passing: Aug 09, 2021

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HELEN REMPEL
April 17, 1938 - August 9, 2021

On Monday, August 9, 2021, our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Helen Rempel, left this earth to touch the face of God.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband Bill (William), with whom she shared 66 years of married life. Helen is survived by three sons and three daughters: Rhonda, Gerry (Kim), Lori (Larry), Ken (Lili), Andrea (Adolph) and Nathan (Tricia), 18 grandchildren and their spouses, 22 great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Rae Lynn Rempel and son-in-law Bob Martens.
Mom is also survived by her sister Anne Flores, sisters-in-law, Eva, Audrey and Anne as well as the extended Schultz and Rempel families.
Mom was predeceased by her parents, Aron and Anna Schultz, foster parents, Jacob and Maria Wiebe, brothers, Aaron, Frank, Peter, John, Jack, Ben and Jake (Wiebe), and sisters, Mary and Margaret.
When Mom was nine months of age, her mother passed away due to tuberculosis. Her uncle Jacob and aunt Maria took her into their home in Niverville and became her foster parents. Mom enjoyed a peaceful childhood, visiting with the locals as they came in to get their mail, playing with her cousin Betty who lived next door, and the occasional visit to her Schultz siblings on the farm north of Niverville.
Mom was a great complement to our dad and was a great support to him as he juggled the roles of earning a living and being in the ministry. Their marriage was a true partnership that continued to grow even as they both began to experience significant health challenges. Mom also filled the role of being an Oma with excellence, creating many warm memories for us.
Mom's faith maintained a sense of winsomeness despite her deteriorating health and the challenges of life. She is well qualified to echo the following words of the apostle Paul:
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing."
Our family would like to thank the staff at the Niverville Credit Union Manor for taking such good care of our mom as well as Mom's neighbour Anne Krahn, who was a kind friend.
A public viewing will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Crossings Funeral Care, 40 North Gate Drive, Hwy. 12 N Steinbach, MB. A public funeral service at Crossings Funeral Care will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2021, as per current Manitoba Covid guidelines, followed by a faspa, and later interment at Hespeler Cemetery, Niverville, MB. Livestream of the service will also be available.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Niverville Youth for Christ, P.O. Box 896, Niverville, Manitoba R0A 1E0.

Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at www.crossingsfuneralcare.ca

Arrangements entrusted to:
Crossings Funeral Care
Steinbach, Manitoba
(204) 326-7203

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 14, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I’m so sorry for your Loss Nathan Trish and grandbabies - Posted by: Heather Rogers (Aunt ) on: Aug 16, 2021

  • We are so sorry to hear about Auntie Helen's passing..She had the voice of an angel, a voice that was comforting and so caring. Auntie Helen was so sweet and so funny..loved hearing her and mom talking about funny things that happened growing up and they would laugh so hard they would cry! I know that amongst many that have passed on before her, my mom Margaret and Auntie Mary will be waiting with arms open to welcome her Home..Our thoughts and prayers are with Lori, Rhonda, Andrea, Gerry, Ken, Nathan and all the family in this difficult time. Rest in Paradise Auntie Helen❤ - Posted by: Gloria and Jim Duhame (Niece (Margaret's daughter)) on: Aug 15, 2021

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