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Born: Jan 29, 1936

Date of Passing: Oct 20, 2021

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January 29, 1936 - October 20, 2021

Meta Friedenberger, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on October 20, 2021, at the age of 85.
She was predeceased by her husband, Oskar Friedenberger and her parents, Adolph and Olga Wirch; her brothers, Adolph (Geri) and Arthur and his wife Dagmar. Meta is survived by her brothers, Hubert (Joan) and Erwin (Isabelle). She will be lovingly remembered by her seven children, Karin (Gordon), Alice (Allen), Christine (Mick), Oskar (Allison), Ralph (Susan), Marita (Daryl) and Brigitte (Colin); her 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Meta was born in the small town of Lubomirka, Volynia, Poland on January 29, 1936. In 1950, at the age of 14, she and her family came to Canada on the Beaverbrae. At the age of 20, Meta married Oskar. Meta's life was dedicated to raising her children; she was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
In her younger years, Meta worked as a nurse's aide. As a home support worker for over 22 years, until her retirement at age 79, Meta provided support and care for the elderly.
Meta held an unwavering and steadfast faith in God. This faith was shared with all who surrounded her. She attended Calvary Temple, enjoying senior and women's activities. Her greatest desire was for her children to know Jesus and to be with Him in heaven one day. Meta loved and was much loved and will be sorely missed.
Thanks to the staff at Meadowood Manor for the comfort and care provided during Meta's last months.
A family service will be held at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 23, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Meta was in the two year old SS class in the church basement of Calvary Temple when I first met her. She made me feel welcomed in such a large church. There were over 40 children in the two year old SS class in 1980. She told me how she had seven children and her husband had died. Later, when we moved out of province in 2005 she provided one of our daughters a place to call home. This daughter became a schoolteacher as did one of Meta's. Our prayers and condolences to the family. Having a grandparent is such a blessing to a family. Terry and Linda Smith - Posted by: Terry and Linda Smith (Church ) on: Oct 29, 2021

  • My sincere condolences to the family at this time of loss. I always remember your mom for her visits to my mom at Calvary Place....such a kind, gracious and Godly lady. - Posted by: NormaLee Neslon (Friend) on: Oct 25, 2021

  • I will always remember my Auntie Meta's smile, her singsong voice, her steadfast faith, her calm presence. My sister and I spent many fun times at her house with our cousins when we were young. My favorite memory though is a long time ago, when family had gathered in BC for a wedding. Some of us were touring the Butchart Gardens on the island. When we stopped for a sit down break, Auntie Meta invited me to sit by her. I don't know that we even talked much but I do remember she embraced me, kinda just held me close. The warmth and the love that I felt at that moment was really precious and special to me. I'll never forget it. My condolences go out to her family and friends, sending lots of love. - Posted by: Suzanne Wirch-Bodner (Niece) on: Oct 24, 2021

  • I remember her from Sunday school she was a wonderful lady I will miss her lots I would love to give my condolences to the family 💗 - Posted by: Tom mcneil (Very old friend ) on: Oct 23, 2021

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