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1944 - 2022

It is with the heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of AngelaSharon Henkel (nee Carpenter), our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, nanny, sister, and friend.
Angela was born July 20, 1944 and was the eleventh of 12 children born to Arthur and Margaret Carpenter. She grew up on the family farm near St. Elizabeth, Manitoba, in a big four-room house, on 20 acres of land. Being from a large family and having lived on the farm, family was everything to her and all her brothers and sisters were very close.
In her late teens, Angela met the love of her life, Reinhard Henkel and they were married November 21, 1964. Soon after they started a family, Bruce, Shelly, Sheri and Sandy were born. They settled in Transcona and it became a family gathering place for many years tocome with grandchildren and great-grandchildren coming over to Nanny's to visit or gather at holidays. The early years with her children were spent in the outdoors or travelling to numerous Aunts and Uncles properties. Gatherings with family and friends for card games and socializing or just having a cup of tea were numerous. The door was always open for anyone to drop by for anything they needed.
Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were everything to Angela. As the family grew she devoted her time to all of them. She was very close to her grandchildren and had unconditional love for them. Before her illness, Angela took great pride in maintaining her home and tending to her beautiful gardens.

Angela is survived by her brother Harry, Sister-in-law Anne, Brother-in-law Willie, son Bruce (Sheena), daughter Shelly (Ross), daughter Sheri (Darren), daughter Sandy (Jason), grandson Ryan (Raeann) , grandson Sheldon (Carly), granddaughter Jamie (Evan), grandson Justin (Renee), grandson Jordan (Hayley), grandson Joshua(Ali), granddaughter Taylor (Luis), Great grandchildren Kali, Emma, Jayden, Chloe, Everleigh, Madison, Ryker as well as numerous beloved nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Margaret Carpenter, her beloved husband Reinhard, siblings Carol (Mike), John (Florence), Ethel (Jim), Bud (Jean), Betty (Wally), Rena, Connie (Avery), Larry (Florie), Donna (Bob), Everette (Anne).

Mom was the matriarch of the family, her compassion, dedication to her family was always first and foremost. Thank you for instilling the core values that holds our family strong. You will be sadly missed, we take comfort in the fact that you are now with dad for eternity. You will be forever loved and never forgotten.
A celebration of Angela's life will be held on Monday, November 14 at 11:00 the Klassen Funeral Home, 1897 Henderson Hwy.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 09, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Deepest sympathies to Sheri and Darren and family on the loss of your mother, Nana. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Leo and Gisele Meilleur (Grandparents of Evan(Jamie)) on: Nov 14, 2022

  • My deepest condolences for the family. May you find comfort and peace in this difficult moment. - Posted by: Mariana Esquivel (Taylor & Luis sister ) on: Nov 09, 2022

  • Aunt Angie you will be missed by all of us. I was saddened to hear of her passing , I will miss her mischievous smile and warm heart. I always remember dancing either a polka or a butterfly with her at family functions Her willingness to always pitch in and lend either a helping hand , or a willing ear. My heart and best wishes go out to all of you at this time, and know I share in your loss. - Posted by: Richard May (Nephew) on: Nov 09, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to the family. Always loved hearing about Nan’s family gathering and how close she was to my family. Carly, Jayden and Ryker loved Nan’s so much. One of Jayden’s favourite places to visit. We will miss having her at our family celebrations but will be thought of often. RIP Nans - Posted by: Carrie Frobisher (Friend ) on: Nov 09, 2022

  • I was fortunate to have many good years with Angela. We would do lots of things with the children and always had a few good laughs. My heart is sad and Angela will definitely be missed by friends and family. HUGS to all. - Posted by: Erika Berkers (Sister in law) on: Nov 09, 2022

  • We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to Sandy & Jay and all of the family who lost their beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother. Keep those memories & traditions alive while continuing to enjoy your family gatherings ❤️ Hugs to you all! - Posted by: Lana and Bryan Tyler (Friends of Sandy and Jason) on: Nov 09, 2022

  • We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the Henkel family on the loss of your beloved mother. George & Marion Wicheranko - Posted by: George & Marion Wicheranko (Friends) on: Nov 09, 2022

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