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Born: Mar 04, 1923
Date of Passing: Jan 11, 2023Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
Evelyn Kempa lived a long and eventful life. On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, she passed away all too soon at the age of 99.
She leaves to cherish her memory her two granddaughters, Jessica (Keevin) and Becky and great-grandson, Holden. Also surviving are many dearly loved nieces and nephews including Barb, Tim, John and Sharon, her son-in-law Mike, and countless cherished friends. She was most recently predeceased by her husband Stephen, her daughter Debra and her niece Judy.
Evelyn was born on March 4, 1923 to Stephen and Mary Walleckoff. Shortly after, her brother Eddie was welcomed. Evelyn learned the truth from the Bible as a young woman and dedicated herself as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1945. A few years later she met a charming farm boy named Stephen Kempa. On March 2, 1949 they were married and that loving bond lasted 62 years. In 1966, Steve and Evelyn happily welcomed their daughter Debra to the family.
Evelyn was a hardworking and hospitable person. She enjoyed her secular work at Manitoba archives, but most notably she was always busy caring for others physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Welcoming all to her home on Ruby Street, as a place to stay, for an amazing meal, or for a Bible study - she refreshed everyone around her. Her excellent sense of style, youthful vigour and spunky personality made her one of a kind.
Evelyn will be missed profoundly and we all look forward to seeing her again soon in Jehovah's promised New World. The family would like to express their appreciation to the St. Boniface Hospital staff.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 1060 Wolever Ave. with zoom option.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 21, 2023
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
Our Evelyn has been a dear friend for some 35 years and we have been working closely together in our faith and ministry the past 10 years, in Broadway Congregation. Also, fond and precious memories of going out together often, over the years, to our friend Lilly’s cabin out in Lester Beach. She was a fine lady and touched the lives of so many. See you again, soon, Evelyn! - Posted by: Barb Muller (Friend) on: Feb 11, 2023
Thank you for helping me learn the Truth. I will never forget you and I hope to see you in the resurrection. - Posted by: Kqeim Hosein (Spiritual brother and friend) on: Feb 04, 2023
Auntie Evelyn has always had a special place in my heart. Her beautiful spirit and example of helping and caring for others in her loving way will last with me forever. Her and uncle Steve always made their home open to me and my family when I was a kid and even as an adult. I look forward to the day I can taste her cooking again. See you in Paradise. - Posted by: Dale Kowal (Nephew ) on: Jan 21, 2023
RiP aunty Evelyn, will forever remember your wicked cakes, always too good!! - Posted by: Susan olinkin (Niece) on: Jan 21, 2023
Offering condolences from myself, my Mother Marie, brother Paul and my wife Jennifer. Always enjoyed our visits with my Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Steve, especially the dinners as I remember well what a fabulous cook she was. - Posted by: Andrew Kempa (Nephew) on: Jan 21, 2023
Our family were long time neighbors of the Kempa family on Ruby Street. Evelyn was a lovely, kind lady who was held in high regard by everyone on the street. Our condolences to the family. - Posted by: Harry Schulz (long time neighbour) on: Jan 21, 2023
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