Banman, Elizabeth

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Elizabeth Banman

Elizabeth Banman

1910 - 2007

Elizabeth Banman.jpgOn Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at Salem Home in Winkler, MB Elizabeth Banman formerly of Haskett aged 96 years went to her eternal rest.

Elizabeth was born November 6, 1910 in the village of Schoenau to Jacob and Katharina Banman.  This is where she spent her growing up years and attended a private German school.   At the age of 15 she moved to Altona with her family and one year later moved to Wakeham  During this time, Elizabeth was baptized in the Sommerfelder church in Waldheim by Rev. Henry Friesen.  The stay in Wakeham was short as well and in 1930 Elizabeth’s parents settled into the small town of Haskett where they purchased a farm.  Elizabeth was hardworking and spent 22 years of her life in Haskett.  When her father died in 1951, Elizabeth moved to Portage for a few years to work in the sewing factory.  This brief transition prepared the way for a move to Winnipeg where she became qualified to work as a nurse’s aid.  She spent approximately 15 years working at St Joseph’s, a nursing home residence for the elderly in Winnipeg.  Her job brought significance and impact into Elizabeth’s life as she found herself caring for people

After moving back to Winkler in 1969 she continued in her role as care-giver working at Salem home for a short time and always ready to lend a helpful hand to siblings, nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth attended the Bergthaler church where she became a member after moving to Winkler.  She spoke freely of her love for Jesus and loved singing hymns.  Playing her violin in the senior’s orchestra in Winkler in her later years became a highlight.   She was gifted in music, drawing and needle work, and loved growing colorful flower gardens.

Elizabeth spent her last 6 years in Salem Home. We wish to express our thanks to the staff and care givers of Salem and Chaplain David Friesen.

She leaves to mourn her passing 1 brother, Abe Banman of Winkler and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by 1 sister, Katherine Elias and 4 brothers, John, Jake, Isaac and Frank who died as an infant.

Funeral service was held on Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 2:30 pm at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with John Wiebe and David Hamm officiating.  Interment followed at Winkler Cemetery.

Thank you to Wiebe Funeral Services for their incredible service and support.   

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to Winkler Bible Camp Box 2340 Winkler, MB R6W 4C1.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements. 

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