Ernest O. Heise
1917 – 2005
Ernest Heise passed away at the Menno Home for the Aged, Grunthal, MB on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at the age of 87.
He is survived by his wife Anna, two daughters, two stepdaughters and one son.
The funeral service will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr., Steinbach, on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens, West St. Paul, MB
Cole Daniel Friesen
2004 - 2005
Job 1:21 “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Our son, Cole Daniel, completed our family on February 21, 2004. He, being the fourth child received and gave much love, joy and attention. He made this world a beautiful place for his family. He was a wonderful, content baby. We know that he was a piece of heaven and a special gift from God. Cole was just starting to experience the joy of walking and the freedom it gave him to explore the world (like getting to the open dishwasher). Cole made you feel like you were the special person he was waiting to see and he was always ready for a good giggle.
The joys he brought to us as a family, the good times he generated, and the radiance that flowed from his heart, and hopes we had of his influence for good in this world, made this heartbreaking accident more difficult. On Saturday morning, March 12, 2005 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Cole went home to be with Jesus. The one year and 19 days we shared with him, leave us with precious memories and we thank God for each and every one of them.
He will be greatly missed by us, his parents Jeff and Janet Friesen; his siblings Keara, Karlee and Dean; both grandparents Dick and Betty Friesen and Peter and Anne Harder; one great-grandmother Mary Toews; aunts and uncles and cousins, Tony, Mona and Rick; Lavern and Joelah, Lauren, Iain, and Vaughn; Barry and Norine, Sharayah, Jayden and Myka; Dwayne and Sheila, Ty, Tess and Romi; Mat and Carmelle, Tanner and Declyn; Paul and Bev, Sarah, Lisa, Ryan and Marissa: Ron and Phyllis, Justin, Kristin and Kayla; Ken and fiancé Sarah.
We wish to express our gratitude to our families, friends, medical staff, first responders, John and Gary, also Officer Blanchette whose kindness was greatly appreciated.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Bergthaler Mennonite Church, 101 Southwood St., Grunthal, MB with viewing prior to the service. Interment at Grunthal Cemetery.
“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?
The sting of death is sin, and
The power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God!
He gives us the victory
Through our Lord Jesus Christ”
I Corinthians 15:56, 57
1992 – 2005
Andreas Weiss, of Steinbach, MB passed away at his residence on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at the age of 12 years.
He is survived by his parents Deana and Andreas Dietrich and two sisters Anna and Juliana. He was predeceased by his father Alexander Weiss in 1998.
Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 from 7 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral will be held at the Ridgewood Evangelical Mennonite Church on Thursday, March 24 at 12 Noon. Interment at the church cemetery.
Brian Wayne Chambers
August 29, 1954 to March 17, 2005
It is with great sadness that we announce that Brian Chambers of Steinbach went home to be with the Lord following a short and brave battle with cancer.
Left to mourn his passing are his loving wife Hilda Anne, daughter Jessica Marie, son Tyler Kenneth Scott all of Steinbach as well as son Devon Wayne and stepdaughter Tamara Marie of Taber, Alberta. Brian is also survived by his parents Don and Ida Chambers of Brandon, MB, two sisters Barb (Nigel) Packwood of Swan River, Cathie Shaw of Whitehorse, YK and brother Carl (Lois) of Winnipeg, MB; sisters and brothers-in-law Helen and George Kehler, Kathy Fehr of Steinbach, John and Mary Stahn and Neil and MaryAnne Fehr and John and Heather Fehr of Mitchell. Brian has many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles who will miss and remember him always.
Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel on Monday, March 21 from 7-8 p.m. with a private family devotional to follow. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 2 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel. Ash interment at Heritage Cemetery.
If friends so desire donations may be made to the Family Trust Fund set up at the Scotia Bank in Steinbach.
Nick G. Hiebert
1920 - 2005
Sunday, March 20, 2005, Nick G. Hiebert passed away at the age of 84 at the Grace General Hospital, in Winnipeg, MB.
Nick was born as Klaas Hiebert to David W. and Susana Hiebert on September 21, 1920, the 11th child of 12 children. He grew up on a small farm in Chortitz (now Randolph), MB. He had various occupations in this lifetime, from hauling beets and logs for telephone poles, to being a missionary dentist in places like Sexsmith and Valhalla Center, Alberta. In Esperanza, British Columbia, he worked at moving houses and doing maintenance at the local hospital. In 1964 he moved the family to Imperial Beach, California to work as a missionary dentist in Tijuana, Mexico for several years. After that he helped elderly people at the rest home where Elsie (his now deceased wife) worked, and in later years spent many hours catering to grandchildren.
He married Elsie in 1948 with whom he shared 55 years. Together they raised a family of five children: Ruth (Bruce), Dan (Shirley), Allan (Sue), Larry and Ron (Patty). His nine grandchildren include Tanya, Charlene, Theresa, Mark, Laura, Nathan, Jennifer, Kyle and Melissa. Of his siblings, Peter, Henry, Helen, Peter, Susana, David, Jacob and George predeceased him. He is survived by his brothers Abe, Ben and Philip.
The memorial service will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr.; Steinbach, MB on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at 2 p.m.
1928 – 2005
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our husband, father and grandfather David Kauenhofen on March 24, 2005. He is lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of almost 50 years. He is survived by his wife Agatha, sons Richard (Val) and their children Marilee, Daniel, Bethany, David of Carbon Alberta; Mike (Elaine) and their children Nikolai, Noa of Blumenort; Jim (Sandi) and their children Spencer, Paige of Steinbach and daughter-in-law Madeleine (Andy Thiessen) and their children Mandy, Alex, Lucas of Steinbach.
Dad was predeceased by his sons Raymond and Brian, his parents Bernhard and Maria and two brothers. He is survived by four brothers and three sisters.
Dad was born in Gretna, MB. He married Agatha Braun on November 20, 1955. They moved to the Landmark area in 1964 and farmed for approximately 20 years before moving to Steinbach. He enjoyed doing many things, but his pride and joy was when his children and grandchildren came to visit.
Viewing will be held Mon., March 28 at 7 p.m. with a devotional a 7:30 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 150 Penfeld Dr.; Steinbach. The funeral service will be held Tues., March 29 at 2 p.m. at Steinbach Mennonite Church, 345 Loewen Blvd. Interment at Heritage Cemetery.
If friends so desire donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 134 Plaza Drive, Wpg, MB R3T 5K9
“Dad, you will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.”
Margaret Neufeld (nee Funk)
1918 - 2005
Margaret Neufeld, age 86 of Steinbach, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2005 at Bethesda Hospital.
She is survived by four daughters and five sons and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Abe H. Neufeld in 2003.
The Funeral Service will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel on Sunday, April 3, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. with viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment in Randolph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bethesda Palliative Care, Box 939, Steinbach, MB R5G 1A3
Katherina (Neufeld) Friesen
1914 - 2005
Katherina was born in Hochfeld, Manitoba on October 14, 1914 to Abraham and Aganetha Unrau. Mother passed away peacefully at 8:10 p.m. at the Bethesda Hospital on April 4, 2005 at the age of 90 years.
Mom grew up on the family farm in Hochfeld together with seven brothers and six sisters. In 1933 she was baptized upon confession of her faith in the Chortitzer Church. On October 16, 1934 she married our father John H. Neufeld who predeceased her in 1967 after 31 years of marriage.
She was also predeceased by her parents, seven brothers, four sisters, one son-in-law, one grandson and one great grandson.
After 12 years of widowhood Mom married Cornelius M. Friesen in 1979. They shared 21 years of marriage before Cornelius’ death in 1998.
Mother leaves to mourn her passing five children: son John (Sarah) Neufeld of Steinbach, Nettie (Henry) Kehler of Niverville, Mary Peters of Colony Bergthal, Paraguay, Bill (Dorothy) Neufeld of Steinbach and Martha Neufeld of Steinbach, 21 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren as well as six stepchildren: Helen Hiebert, Ed (Anne) Friesen, Cornie (Mary) Friesen, Paul (Tina) Friesen, Abe Friesen, Albert (Anne) Friesen, 23 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by one son-in-law and one grandson from the Friesen family.
Mother worked hard all her life. After Dad passed away she worked for nine years at the St. Malo Sewing Factory and then for two years at the Ste. Adolphe Nursing Home as a Nurses Aid. Mom loved to travel and entertain company. She greeted everyone who visited her home with smiles and enthusiasm. She was well known for her “faspas” and was an excellent cook.
Mom became ill and passed away very quickly. In the last few weeks she often expressed that she was tired and she looked forward to going home to be with her Lord and Saviour.
“Rest well Mom, you earned it. We will miss you always.”
Viewing will be held at Birchwood Funeral Chapel in Steinbach on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. with a devotional at 7:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held Saturday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at the New Bothwell Sommerfeld Church. Interment at Niverville Cemetery.
If friends so desire donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 200 - 6 Donald Street; Wpg., MB R3L 0K6