Justina Gerbrand

Justina Gerbrand (nee Teichroeb)

1912 - 2009

Gerbrandt justina2.jpgJustina Gerbrand, aged 97 years of Winkler, MB formerly of Osterwick suffered a severe stroke on Saturday November 14 and passed into eternity early on Friday November 20, 2009 at Portage District General Hospital. She had stayed in her own apartment until a few months ago when she moved into Marge and George‚Äôs home, where she was content with the care and loving companionship. 

She was born February 9, 1912, the 6th of 12 children born to Jacob and Maria (nee Klassen) Teichroeb at Blumenhof, SK. She went to German school and was baptized in the Sommerfeld Church in 1930. She married Thomas Gerbrand on August 17, 1930 and they moved to Manitoba in 1937 and finally settled in Osterwick in 1942. They had eight children but one daughter, Mary only lived 5 days. 

She leaves to mourn her passing, 6 daughters, Tina and Jake Wall of Austin, Annie and Cornie Thiessen of Bolivia, Mary Sawatzky of Vancouver, BC, Sarah and John Fehr of Schoenweise, Helen and John Friesen of Winkler, Marge and George Martens of Gladstone as well as 1 son, Jake and Tina Gerbrandt of Winkler; 28 grandchildren; 86 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren and 2 sisters, Tina Hiebert of Swift Current, SK, Sarah and William Enns of Winkler and many nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by husband, Thomas Gerbrand in 1995; 3 grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and 9 siblings. 

Funeral service was held on Tuesday November 24, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Reinland Mennonite Church. Interment followed at Rosenbach Cemetery. 

Thank you to the staff at Portage Hospital for their kind care, to all the people at church for your help during our difficult time and to Wiebe Funeral Home for their compassionate services. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements.


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