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Date of Passing: Mar 10, 2023

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(nee DOEGE)

On March 10, 2023, Helga Guenther closed her beautiful brown eyes for the last time. For 93 years, Helga's eyes opened to a world filled with family activities and love; including many skating events and activities. Her husband, daughters, sons-in-law, grand and great grandchildren, and community always received her care, love, and attention. Helga supported and celebrated the achievements of family and community, whilst encouraging her own hopes and dreams.
Helga is survived by her four daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Karen Guenther; Patty Kilgallon [Bill; Aaron and Daniel (Jessica), Lewis and Everly]; Janine Guenther (Darren Burns; Simon and Isabel); Gisela McTavish (Bill; Aliya, Emily Quinn and Will). Grand-dogs: Juno, Rosco and Teddy; Grand-cat: Mitzi. Helga also is survived by her sister-in-law Irmgard Doege (daughter Deborah Doege Kraus; sons Demar, Mason and Logan; and their father Marlin). Helga was predeceased by her parents, husband W. Botho Guenther, brother Ralf Doege, and nephew Ronald Doege.
Helga and her family are very grateful for the medical care she has received over the years. Doctors: Daneshvar, Huang, Dinu and Reynolds provided Helga with extraordinary care. St. Paul's Physio department; especially K. Kavanagh, always went above and beyond expectations when caring for Helga.
In lieu of flowers, consider donating to Skate Manitoba's Grass Roots bursary. The money they raise allows figure skaters to develop and travel. Details can be found below:
For E-transfers send to: Include "in honour of Helga".
For Cheques: Make the cheque payable to the Manitoba Grassroots Bursary and send c/o Monique Laskovic. Address: 1005 – 100 Southview Crescent, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 0W1.
If you live elsewhere, consider supporting the Youth in your community by making a donation to a Skating Program and other Youth athletic and leadership programs closer to your home.
A private family interment is being planned during the spring at the Starbuck Cemetery. A longer obituary can be found online on Facebook.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 18, 2023

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the Guenther family re- the loss of their mother (grandmother} My memories are going in the store and having a friendly chat. They were always very accommodating. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely Retha and Dwight - Posted by: Retha and Dwight Cochrane (neighbour and friend in the Starbuck community) on: Apr 06, 2023

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