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 On December 28th, 2018, Marna Weidenhammer, a dear wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to so many, was called home to the Lord Jesus at the age of 54, after suffering from cancer for 5 years.

She leaves behind her beloved and devoted husband of 32 years, Wayne, and their 5 children, Evelyn Prins (Siert), Henry (Rachel), Ben (Kenzie), Esther Kampen (Ryan), and Bradley (girlfriend Alyssa), her grandchildren, Wayne, Anne, Charlotte, and Jonathan Prins, and Charlie Kampen. She was predeceased by her father, John Aikema, son, Andrew, and granddaughter, Heidi Kampen, and leaves behind her mother, Jane Petter, and siblings, Jeanne, Jack, and Richard.

Mom and Dad started their family in London, Ontario. They moved a couple more times in Ontario before settling in Manitoba in 1996. Marna was a dedicated homemaker; her children have many fond memories of their childhood. She loved gardening and canning, and often took her children for day trips during the summer. Whether her children were schooled at home or at Dufferin Christian School, she dedicated many hours to family trips, classroom help, and community work. She worked at the local Oxbow Inn for a few years, where her eye for detail and cleanliness was valuable. Her love for music was always evident: she accompanied in church for many years on the organ and loved playing piano. She also sang both in the church choir as well as a community choir. She volunteered at Dufferin Christian School for a number of years, helping students in the classroom, playing piano for the choir, and assisting teachers in marking papers. The light of Christ shone through her in whatever task she was doing. She provided much joy in her home and wherever her workplace was, never complaining about the journey the Lord put on her path with cancer. She kept her sense of humour to the end, and often used that to even help her family through her Journey Home. In many ways Mom was the glue that held the family together. She provided much laughter and enjoyed starting up conversation.

Her journey with cancer was a long and painful one, but she never gave up hope that the Lord could heal her, if it was his will. She encouraged her family to pray for healing, even when healing seemed out of reach humanly speaking. We will miss her so dearly but are thankful she has been relieved of her suffering. She has been granted her desire, to be with her Lord and to have her pain taken away.

The church and town communities have been incredibly supportive. We thank God for the help and provision we have been given through you.

The funeral service will be held at the Carman East Canadian Reformed Church, 112-4th Avenue S.E., Carman, MB, on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.  An audio livestream link will be available on the church website www.carmaneastreformed.com.

If desired, donations made to Cancer Care Manitoba or the Carman Palliative Care Program would be appreciated by the family.

Comments  

#1 Tracey VanderVelde 2018-12-30 07:22
Esther and Ryan my condolences to you and all your family with the loss of you mother and grandmother. Even though many miles separate us at this time please know you are being kept in thought and prayer.
#2 John and Susanne hutten 2018-12-30 17:37
My condolences to all of you! She was a light to so many and her faith was always evident in her life. She has fought the fight and won the battle and for this we give thanks. She is safe in the arms of her Lord. Praying for strength in the days ahead. May God surround you all with his love and care.
#3 Don and Louise Dewitt 2018-12-30 17:44
Sorry for your loss! We pray that God will give you all strength to continue on! We know there will be hard times ahead but remember the good times and that Marna is in a WAY better place with no pain or tears! God be with you all. With Christian Love!
#4 Peter and Rinie Vandermeulen 2018-12-31 12:12
Our hearts go out to you and your family at this time of sadness. May the God of our fathers bless you and keep you on this journey
#5 Derek and Julia Rypstra 2018-12-31 18:37
Dear Wayne and family, and Marnas' Mother, sister and brothers. Our deepest sympathies are with you- and you are in our prayers. To paraphrase Rev. Janssen- she may have succumbed to the disease, but the real battle defeating the power of death has been won for her in our Christ. May He carry you through.
#6 Rick and Trish Aubin 2019-01-01 00:48
Brad, our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Hold onto your good memories and remember that she is away from the pain and can finally be at peace. We are thinking of you and if you need anything, you know where we are.
#7 Doane and Val deWitt 2019-01-01 20:10
We extend our prayers and condolences. We know Marna as a faithful and loving person in her family and the church family as a whole. We are assured that God called her home and ended her earthly suffering. We pray that Wayne and family may receive an extra measure of God's love and guidance through your time of loss.
#8 Wayne and family 2019-01-02 10:18
Dear Wayne and family.
We would like to express our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear wife, mother and grandmother.
God has taken her home and ended her suffering.
May you treasure the memories you were blessed with .
We are praying for you today during this difficult time and we hope to be present on live feed.
RIP dear cousin Marna.
With sincere condolences
Harry and Clara Hofsink
#9 Larry and Joycd 2019-01-04 08:36
Marina was a good friend, full of joy and laughter. I enjoyed so much when she played organ fir our wedding, and also when she directed choir here in Fergus. We are so sorry for your loss. She was a bright light and will be missed. So thankful that she is relieved of her worldly suffering. May God be with your family in the days and weeks to come.

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