Kinsman, Susanna Maria

Susanna Maria Kinsman

Susanna Maria Kinsman (nee Friesen)

1925 – 2006

Kinsman, SusannaTimes.jpgIt is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Susanna Maria Kinsman (nee Friesen) on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 at the Boundary Trails Health Centre at the age of 80.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Beverly (Tom) Nielson and her sons Garry (Wendy), Robert (Luise), Glen (Sharla), Richard (Helen); her grandchildren Stephanie, Dora, Lenore, Kala, Savannah, Nicole, Matthew and Paul; her brother Harry Friesen as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom was predeceased by her parents Gerhard and Susanna Friesen (nee Dyck), our dad John Ambrose Kinsman (2002) and their son, Jeffrey George Kinsman (1979); her brothers Isaac (Tina), George (Ellen); sister-in-law and close friend Margaret Friesen (nee Thiessen).

Susanna was born on August 22, 1925 on 7-3-4W of Winkler, MB.  She received her nurse’s training in Winnipeg and had worked as an LPN in Winnipeg, Prelate, Pilot Mound and Morden where she met and married dad in 1954.  Prior to dad’s death in 2002, they had retired from the family farm in Thornhill that they had operated from 1961 to 1999 and moved to 9th St. in Morden.

Mom loved her family, had a strong faith and embraced life to the fullest.  She enjoyed family gatherings, needlepoint, gardening and socializing with friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Duff and staff at the Boundary Trails Health Centre and the numerous home care workers for their kindness, dedication and quality of care extended to Mom during her illness.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at 11:00 am at Wiebe Funeral Chapel with Karen Tjaden officiating.  Interment followed at Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association 102-310 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0S6.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements.