Blatz, Edith Elaine

Edith Elaine Blatz

Edith Elaine Blatz (nee Robinson)

1942 - 2010 

Blatz Elaine SQ.jpgEdith (Elaine) Blatz nee Robinson, aged 68 years, was born July 3, 1942 on the Farm near Weyburn, SK and went to be with her Lord on August 30th, 2010. Elaine was the third child of Stan and Dorothy Robinson. She grew up on the farm enjoying music, 4H, friends and church. After completing high school she went to Aldersgate Bible College then on to University of Saskatchewan to pursue a degree in Education. From starting teaching in Saskatchewan, she went to Brazil as a missionary for three years, returning in the summer of 1969. Her teaching career continued in Regina before moving to Winnipeg to teach in Fort Garry School Division. Elaine took a sabbatical at University of BC, earning her Diploma in Guidance Studies. On her return to Winnipeg she moved into High School as a school counselor continuing in that position until her retirement in 1997. Elaine married Frank Blatz on July 23rd, 1994. They resided on the farm at Kane until moving to Winkler in 2009. Elaine delighted in her children, grandchildren, great granddaughter, nieces and nephews. Elaine was a vibrant and spiritual person, involved in her community with groups such as the Christian Business and Professional Women’s Council and Fellowship of Christian Farmers Canada (FCFC). During the past year, Elaine took on the role of prayer co-ordinator for the FCFC and was the first person to serve in that capacity. Elaine ministered in many ways in the church, for example teens, music, and as a deacon. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, entertaining and spending time with friends. Her friends and family will sorely miss her. 

Elaine was predeceased by her parents, Stan and Dorothy Robinson, her sister, Norma Scott, her sister-in-law, Marilyn Robinson, her brothers-in-law, Henry Blatz, David Scott, Jac Blatz and Art Wiebe. 

Elaine is lovingly remembered by her husband, Frank; her children, David (Judy) Blatz of Winnipeg, Joan Carolyn of Winnipeg, and Linda Blatz of Winkler; her grandchildren, Matthew (Jen) Blatz of St. Albert, Greg Blatz (Christine McKinley) of Winnipeg, Kenton Blatz (Krystal Waterhouse) of St. Albert, and Danon Blatz Chodak of Winkler and great-grandaughter, Ashlyn Blatz of St. Albert; siblings, Alf Robinson of Weyburn, Vern (Sharon) Robinson of Weyburn, Helen Blatz of Winnipeg, Anne Wiebe of Steinbach, Dora (Hank) Hildebrand of Winkler, and Norman (Elva) Blatz of Winkler; as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Our family was blessed with a loving and godly wife and mother. We cherish our gift from God and her love will continue to surround us. 

The interment was held at Rose Farm Cemetery and the service of celebration at Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Winkler on September 4th, 2010 with Pastors Art Hiebert and John Klassen officiating. The pallbearers were grandsons, Matthew, Greg, Kenton, and Danon and nephews, Jeff Robinson and Malcolm Scott. The ushers were Dulaney Blatz, Steve Hildebrand, Rod Robinson, and Paul Penner. The family deeply appreciates friends and family who visited Elaine and supported us during the past months. For friends so wishing, donations may be made in Elaine’s memory to Gideon’s International or International Child Care Ministries. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler in care of arrangements.