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Born: Jun 23, 1927

Date of Passing: Aug 13, 2021

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1927 - 2021

Peacefully, on August 13, 2021, and with family by her side, Alwine Paula Hueging (nee Steffens) passed away at the Stonewall Hospital.
She is survived by her three sons, Henry (Claudia), Hermann (Audrey) and Frank; by her daughter Margaret; and by her grandchildren, Ryan, Darcy (Christine), Karl, Darrell (Hailey), Michael (Natasha), Evan, Curtis (Kelsey), Darren (Allison), Anna (Jonah) and Angela. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Myers, Madden, Teagan, Cedric, Leah, Kate and Dawson, as well as two sisters-in-law in Germany, Sophie and Maria.
She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Franz (2011), daughter Elizabeth (2010), and son Paul (2013); as well as her parents and seven siblings, in Germany.
Alwine was born in Raesfeld, Germany on June 23, 1927. She grew up playing sports and passed that love of sports and athletic ability on to her children and grandchildren. She often talked of bicycling many places to meet up with friends.
In 1952 Franz had immigrated to Canada and in 1954 Alwine followed. They were married that same year. They found land in Bonnie Doone and took to work to clear bush and build up a dairy farm. They worked hard and had little, but with the help of their six children they carved a life for themselves and made friends in the community.
Alwine learned gardening in school and brought that passion to Canada. In the late summer you could always find her shelling peas, snapping beans, canning corn and freezing the fruit from her many fruit trees. She loved it when her family and friends would come for a visit and they never left hungry.
She attended the Roman Catholic Church in Woodlands for many years and her faith was very important to her.
She travelled back to Germany many times to visit family and very much enjoyed those trips. Family also came to visit here as well and she always looked forward to those times. She was a wonderful hostess. In the later years, when she could no longer travel, it was still very important to her to keep in touch with the many relatives and so many phone calls back and forth were made.
She was always interested in all her children and grandchildren's lives and was a great listener and supporter for them. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Stonewall Hospital for their compassionate care in the last few days before her passing.
There will be a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Catholic Church in Woodlands. Please bring lawn chairs. If so desired, donations can be made to the Woodlands Church of Annunciation or to the Woodlands Church of Annunciation cemetery fund.

MacKenzie Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 18, 2021

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  • Our sincere sympathy to the family. Hugh and Terry Billingham - Posted by: Hugh and Terry Billingham (acquaintenances) on: Aug 18, 2021

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