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TINA REMPEL (SCHELLENBERG)
Born: Apr 26, 1937
Date of Passing: Dec 28, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
April 26, 1937 - December 28, 2021
Peacefully, with family by her side, Tina Rempel (nee Schellenberg), beloved mother, Oma, auntie, sister and friend.
Lovingly remembered by daughters: Cindi Rempel Patrick, grandchildren, Braydyn (Kayla), Shayli (JM) and Saige; Cora Rempel Langlois, husband Leonard and granddaughter Brooklyn; four sisters, two brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Jake on December 2, 1983; her parents, four brothers, three sisters and her dear son-in-law Brian Patrick, recently, on December 2, 2021.
Tina married Jake H. Rempel on August 2, 1958 and moved to Steinbach in 1960. Her artistic talents emerged early as her passion for floral design grew and she launched Teena's Flowers in her home. It grew rapidly into a very successful independent Downtown location, where as a talented designer she took pride in superior customer service for 30 years, thanks to loyal employees Deb Rempel and Sophie Lipinski.
'The Flower Lady' - to this day that was mom's identity and she felt very proud when recognized by former customers, from across the country, Winnipeg and the southeast. Tina loved to travel, enjoying many hot vacations with Jake including Bahamas, Acapulco, and Hawaii. Family expeditions to Florida, Western Canada and California and FTD/ Interflora conventions spanned worldwide.
Tina never missed her grandchildren's sports tournaments trekking off to Maine, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Canada abroad. In later years, she enjoyed travelling Casino experiences, always hitting the jackpot! 'A zest for life' held true meaning, participating in church committees, Steinbach Lioness Club, Curling Club and her 'Birthday Group' which met regularly over 40 years.
Her heart focused on family and her extraordinary hospitality was the hub of countless family and friend gatherings with her contagious laughter. She was known as everybody's 'Oma'. Her generosity, ambition and feisty character to 'get it done, and do it well' is her legacy. Tina was constantly embraced with love and support from her entire community, whom she loved and they loved her. She also loved the 23rd Psalm.
A private memorial service was held January 1 at the Grace Mennonite Church, Steinbach, officiated by Pastor Mel Letkeman. This livestream service can be found by going to the YouTube website (youtube.com) and search for 'The Life of Brian - Brian Patrick' YouTube Channel. This channel includes services of Tina and Brian, and photo videos.
Friends and family are invited to visit
Tina's memorial page at
interlakecremation.ca where memories
and condolences may be shared.
Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services
Publish Date: Jan 8, 2022
April 26, 1937 December 28, 2021
She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her daughters, Cindi Rempel Patrick, grandchildren, Braydyn (Kayla), Shayli (JM) and Saige; and Cora Rempel Langlois, husband Leonard, and granddaughter Brooklyn; four sisters: Mary, Eva, Helen and Susan (Ron); one brother-in-law Peter Blatz and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Jake on December 2, 1983, her parents, four brothers, three sisters and her dear son-in-law Brian Patrick, recently, on December 2, 2021.
Tina married Jake H. Rempel on August 2, 1958, and moved to Steinbach in 1960 where they raised their family. Her artistic talents emerged early as she loved to cross stitch, crochet, decoupage, paint and sew. From working at 5¢ to a Dollar Store, to Tave's Florist, her passion for floral design grew and she launched Teena's Flowers in her basement. Her business grew rapidly into a very successful independent location in downtown Steinbach. She was an extraordinary designer, and her customer service was second to none. Many times you would leave her store with a complimentary rose.
'The Flower Lady' to this day that was mom's identity and she felt very proud when people stopped to tell her she arranged their wedding flowers; or when she met business owners thanking her again for making the most festive arrangements for their employees each Christmas. Her customers, from across the country, Winnipeg and in the southeast, were extremely loyal, and became dear friends along the way. She would attribute her business' success of nearly 30 years to the loyalty of her amazing employees, specifically Sophie Lipinski and Deb Rempel.
Tina loved to travel. Jake and her enjoyed many hot vacations including Bahamas, Acapulco, and Hawaii. Family expeditions would include trips to Florida, Western Canada and California as the Pasadena Rose Bowl parades which featured hundreds of flowered floats were a highlight for Tina. She loved participating in her FTD and Interflora conventions held worldwide spanning from Holland, to Russia, and the USA.
Tina never missed a chance to watch her grandchildren in their sports tournaments trekking off to Maine, Wisconsin, Minnesota and all parts of Canada. In her later years, she never passed up the opportunity to go with friends and family to enjoy Casino experiences, even if it meant a long road trip. And, she hit the jackpot many times!
'A zest for life' held true meaning with Tina involved in church committees, as a founding member of the Steinbach Lioness Club and active in the Steinbach Curling Club. Tina was a proud member of her 'Birthday Group', a dozen ladies who gathered monthly to celebrate birthday teas, for over 40 years.
Her heart was filled by her family and her extraordinary hospitality was the hub of countless family and friend gatherings where her laughter was contagious and appreciated. She was known as 'Oma' by extended friends of her children and grandchildren and always welcomed them as one of her own. She really was 'everybody's Oma'. Her generosity, ambition and feisty character to 'get it done, and do it well' is her legacy she leaves with her children and grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to her homecare workers, and the medical staff at the Bethesda Hospital, her caring angels here on earth. Mom really loved the care and love they provided.
Once again, our families have been embraced with the love, support, thoughts and prayers of our entire community, near and far. For everyone who took time to visit or call mom, bring food, flowers and gifts, please know that your friendship meant the world to her. She remembered every gesture. And for the calls, food, flowers and visits to our family recently, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing Mom's journey with us, healing and grieving as one. Tina loved this community and this community loved Tina. She also loved Psalm 23.
A private memorial service was held on Saturday, January 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church, officiated by Pastor Mel Letkeman. The livestream of the memorial service can be found by going to the YouTube website and search for The Life of Brian Brian Patrick. This YouTube channel was created for Brain Patrick's service as well, and you can find both services on this channel.
Special thanks to Rick Kotaska of Interlake Cremation and Memorial Services.
Friends and family are invited to visit Tina's memorial page at www.interlakecremation.ca,
where memories and condolences
may be shared.
Arrangements entrusted to:
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services
Publish Date: Jan 6, 2022
As published in The Carillon, Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 06, 2022, Jan 08, 2022
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
Tina was a positive influence whenever I met her. She was a fantastic neighbor, faithful friend and ongoing supporter of community organizations such as the Treble Teens. Our girls grew up together. Tina has left a unforgettable legacy of supporting and helping so many people and organizations. We ordered flowers from Tina's Flowers through the years since we knew she would give them her artistic touch and they would always be gorgeous!! RIP Love, Shirl Penner & Don McLean - Posted by: Shirley Penner (Neighbor, Friend, Supporter) on: Jan 28, 2022
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