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Mary Heinrichs

Heaven became a lot brighter on the early morning of Thursday, February 6, 2020 as Mary passed away peacefully with her family at her side to join her beloved husband John and son Al.

Mary was a bright ray of sunshine whose quiet strength, gentle soul and infectious, positive attitude spread joy and happiness to all she met. She will be dearly missed by all her family; children Carol and Mike, Lynn and Gary, grandchildren Michelle, Colin, Trish and Carlos, Kyle and Chelsea, and her most cherished great grandchildren, Charlotte, Maria, Lino and Violet.  Mary was predeceased by her granddaughter Debbie who was a light in her eye and whom she dearly missed. She also leaves behind her beloved brother Martin who she greatly loved.

Mary was born on February 23, 1923 in Plum Coulee, Manitoba to Martin and Mary Bergen. Mary’s early life, surrounded by the five brothers she adored, was full of fun and adventures on the family farm.  During this time, Mary’s strength, determination and independence began to shine, to hint at the strong, independent woman she would become.  She also became a talented and reliable helper in her mother’s kitchen, where she became an avid baker and cook. Family fondly remembers gathering around the dining table to share her wonderful meals, especially the chicken soup, homemade pies, cookies and buns.  Mary always made sure that special stash of homemade pies, hidden in her freezer, was well stocked for when her two grandsons came to visit.

On October 9, 1942, at 19 years-old, she married John and they soon embarked on a new adventure in Ontario before returning to Manitoba a few years later. Mary was a devoted and resourceful wife, travelling across Manitoba to support her husband.  Her love and pride of her three children was readily seen when she spoke of their adventures.  She enjoyed exploring with her children and added a bit of excitement to their lives whenever possible.  She worked many jobs over the years, but fondly spoke of her time working at the Morris hospital and the good friends she made there.  

Mary was always a good sport and would do whatever she could to make you laugh and smile.  She loved to garden and spent many hours outside, tending to her flowers and garden. She loved nothing more than to spend time with her family and many friends and she was blessed to be surrounded by many, who wanted to spend time in her company. Going for coffee, helping at the “Manor” in town, participating in community events and her spontaneous day-trips with friends kept her active, healthy and happy. Her weekly participation in the local bowling league until she was 92 was something she never wanted to miss. Mary’s active social life led her grandchildren to all lovingly joke that her social life was better than all of theirs combined.  

Mary will be dearly missed...but her spirit remains as an inspiration for all of us.

We wish to sincerely thank everyone that took amazing care of Mary over the last few years at Sturgeon Creek, PRIME and the health care aids. Special thanks to Francis who went above and beyond in so many ways.

Funeral will be held on Thursday, February 13th at 2 p.m. at the Elm Creek Mennonite Brethren Church.

 

Comments  

#1 Richard and Bunny 2020-02-08 14:15
Our sincere condolences Lynn and Gary.
#2 AnneRichards 2020-02-09 13:58
My condolences to Carol, Lynn and families. Your mom was a wonderful, gentle soul.
#3 Jerry and Marie 2020-02-10 07:54

Beautiful remembrance of a special aunt our condolences. Thinking of your families at this time
#4 Oriana 2020-02-10 09:37
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I know she will be missed.
#5 Sara and Garth Grant 2020-02-11 05:43
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing . Hold on to the great memories and cherish the times you had with her.
#6 Walter and Linda Hickey 2020-02-11 09:06
So sorry for your loss Carol, Mike and Colin
#7 Ron & Darlene Baxter 2020-02-11 21:54
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal but love leaves memories no one can steal. Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother.
#8 Anna Heinrichs 2020-02-12 09:20
My condolence to the whole family. May you draw strength from the Lord who loves and cares for you all deeply. His grace is sufficient in every situation. He will help you through this hard battle.

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