Fehr, Helena

Helena Fehr

Helena Fehr (nee Klassen)

1924 - 2009

Fehr Helen SQ.jpgIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, Helen Fehr. She died peacefully at her residence in Pembina Manitou Health Centre at the age of 85 years. 

Helen was born to Jacob and Aganetha Klassen on January 9, 1924 and was baptized in the Sommerfelder Mennonite Church as a teenager. Helen was married to David Fehr on July 30, 1944 in the Sommerfelder Church in Blumenfeld, Manitoba. They lived most of their years together in Manitou where Dad worked as a mechanic and Mom kept busy with raising the children, gardening, sewing, cooking and canning. After the children were older she took part time jobs in a sewing factory and at a hatchery. Mom enjoyed travelling and most of her trips, whether by air or by car, were visits to her children. 

Several years after Dad died, Mom sold her home and moved into an apartment in Winkler. The years she spent there were an opportunity to spend more time with her relatives and friends. During those years the effects of her diabetes were becoming more difficult and eventually she moved back to Manitou to the Health Centre. We are thankful to all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Health Centre for their excellent care. 

Helen is survived by her children, Joyce (Gib), John (Nancy), Mary, Ruth, Rose (Joe), Dorothy (Gregg), William (Sharon), Bob (Margo), Lorna (Glenn) and Betty (Stuart), daughter-in-law, Debbie; 23 grandchildren and their spouses, 18 great grandchildren, and four sisters-in-law. 

She was predeceased by her husband, David, two sons, Herman and Peter, one son-in-law, Ernie, two grandsons, Jody and Kevin. 

Funeral service was held on Sunday October 25, 2009 at 2:30 pm at Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church. Interment followed at Rosenbach Cemetery. 

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association 200-310 Broadway St. Winnipeg, MB R3C 0S6.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements.


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