Giesbrecht, Minna

Minna Giesbrecht

Minna Giesbrecht

1920 – 2005

Giesbrecht Minna O.jpgAt the Tabor Personal Care Home in Morden, MB Minna Giesbrecht surrounded by her family entered the Presence of her Lord and Saviour on November 13, 2005.

She was predeceased by her husband, Cornelius in 1976.  She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter Mina Duncan (Mac) and children of Steinbach, and her son Henry Giesbrecht (Annie) and children of Morden.  Also mourning he passing are her children by marriage Helena Wall (Abram) and children of Mexico, Cornelius Giesbrecht (Anna) and children also of Mexico, Anna Loewen (Ben) and children of Bolivia, Jacob Giesbrecht (Agatha) and children of Winkler, John Giesbrecht (Margaret) and children of Winkler, Susan Rempel (Bill) and children of Winkler, Peter Giesbrecht (Eva) and children of Winkler, Eva Wolfe (Dan) and children also of Winkler.  She also leaves numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Minna was born in Manitoba on September 24, 1920.  At the age of two, her parents moved to a farm in Mexico.  Minna worked on the homestead with her widowed mother until the age of 38.

In 1958, Cornelius Giesbrecht asked her for her hand in marriage.  Accepting this as God’s purpose for her life, she became wife, mother and grandmother all in one day.  Her new husband was a widower with eight children; the oldest was married and had one child.  The youngest was two years old.  Years later, one more daughter and a son were born to Minna and Cornelius completing the Giesbrecht family.

Having a strong faith and devotion to God, the Giesbrechts were instrumental in establishing a Christian Grade School on their property.  The Giesbrechts operated a mixed farm until Cornelius’ health began to fail.  In 1975, the family moved to Morden in order to pursue medical help.  But sadly, in 1976, Cornelius passed on after a battle with cancer.  Minna worked as a custodian for various people and businesses in the community.  She lived a thankful life; putting all her energy into her family and work.. Her love of yellow roses – the rose of Friendship – is a true symbol of who she was to all who knew her.

Minna’s family would like to sincerely thank the wonderful staff at Tabor Home for the excellent care they gave their mother.  The love and care they gave Minna during her three and a half year residence at the home will never be forgotten.  Each member of the staff touched her life in a special way.  The support they gave the family during Minna’s final days is also very deeply appreciated.

Funeral service was held at Wiebe Funeral Chapel in Morden on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 1:30 pm with Pastor Morris Vincent officiating.  Interment followed at Southside Cemetery.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements.

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