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Born: Jan 05, 1936
Date of Passing: Sep 18, 2023Offer Condolences or Memory
January 5, 1936 – September 18, 2023
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Oma, Omi at St. Boniface Hospital on September 18, 2023, at the age of 87.
She leaves to mourn four children, Richard (Colleen), Marlene (Dan Voth), Gary (Lolita) and Ursula (Gary Bollenbach); 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral to be held at Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, 570 Sharron Bay, on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Interment at Sage Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee.
Condolences can be left at www.friendsfs.ca
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 20, 2023
Condolences & Memories (1 entries)
I'm so very sorry to hear of the passing of such an admirable lady. I'm also upset that I missed her funeral. I have very fond memories of Helene as a neighbour. She was always so thoughtful and kind and helpful. She gave me the best babysitter in Marlene, and the best couple of playmates for my boys in Garry and Ursula. Sweet memories. She was such a hard worker and had her routine of housekeeping. Mondays was always laundry, and I remember seeing her in the dead of winter hanging it all out on the line in a specific order - sheets first which she'd then have to crack to fold. She was a great baker, and I still remember the fresh lemon buns she'd send over to us with Garry and Ursula. She planted a big garden too, and when we moved away in 1985 she gave me some of her poppy seeds that she always planted. The red ones didn't like me but the pink ones still come up every year in my garden 38 years later. With their blooming every summer I remember her and the lovely family that she so devotedly and proudly raised. My condolences to you all on this heartbreaking loss. Tony and Pat Kennett - Posted by: Tony and Pat Kennett (Neighbours) on: Sep 23, 2023
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