Rosalind Mae Ginther (Kroetsch)

1927 – 2011 

ginther_rosalind_sqIt is with profound sadness and immeasurable memories that we announce the passing of our beloved Rosalind on March 29, 2011. With strength, dignity, and supported by a devoted family at her side, she slipped from this world to the next stop on her incredible journey. Even as we are missing her, we are happy she is no longer confined and restricted by illness. 

Rosalind was born at the Free Mason’s Hospital in Morden, MB on July 8, 1927 to Edward and Esther Kroetsch. Her early years were happily spent on the family farm in the Pembina Valley south of Darlingford, MB. It was there that she first attended classes at Lorne School, then to Point Douglas School and lastly to the “stone” Maple Leaf High School in Morden. 

Rosalind and Peter were married on December 25, 1954 in Manitou, MB. It was considered a “green Christmas” that year as there was absolutely no snow on the ground. For the first few years of marriage, they resided in a rented farm house south of Darlingford on the far side of the Pembina Valley. Later they moved to Rosebank, MB and from there to Morden and eventually to the farmstead south of Morden that has been their home since that time. 

Left to cherish Rosalind’s memory is her loving husband, Peter and their children Sherry (Dennis), Sunday (Charles) and their son, Chadwick (Wendy), Joey and his children, Vanessa, Nicholas, Delaney and Taylor, Centennial (Vic) and their daughter, Annika, Anna (Doug) and their son, Tanner as well as brother Wayne (Lorraine) and sister, Darlene. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Esther Kroetsch, brother, Barry and infant sister, Suzanne. 

Our memories of Rosalind will last a lifetime. Her love of family, zest for life, passion for music, generosity, gratitude for nature and the environment, boundless energy and wonderful work ethic will never be forgotten. Rosalind has left indelible imprints on the hearts of her family and friends. In her daily life, she demonstrated caring and compassion for anyone in need. She lived a simple, uncomplicated life that showed concern for others. She found enjoyment in family walks, finding colourful stones and four leaf clovers to give to others for “good luck.” Her love for music, especially country music, enticed her to attend performances in Manitoba and beyond. Rosalind loved fairs that ranged from the Langdon Fair, the Corn and Apple Festival to the Morris Stampede. Her “giving nature” included placing spontaneous gifts in the pockets of her children and grandchildren. She had a talent for baking delicious pies to match the desires of family members. Her lemon pies were the best!!! Rosalind was a collector of antiques ranging from kerosene lamps, clocks to furniture. She demonstrated an intense love and caring for animals and the many blessings that nature offered. She was an environmentalist long before the term became popular. Rosalind was an enthusiastic and energetic worker indoors, in the garden and the farm fields. 

The Ginther and Kroetsch families sincerely thank the many people who have been so supportive of Rosalind over the years. It is with gratitude that we extend thanks to Rev. Morris Vincent for a conducting meaningful service, the Tabor Home nursing staff, nurses’ aides and the kitchen staff for their care and kindness. A special appreciation is extended to Joel Klassen at Tabor Home for his care, compassion and quiet comfort during that last difficult day. Thank you to Heidi Thomasson, Gail Maxwell and Kathy Friesen for acts of kindness. We are thankful for the many expressions of sympathy, cards, floral arrangements and food during our time of grief. The professionalism of the staff at the Wiebe Funeral Home is gratefully acknowledged by the family. 

A celebration of Rosalind’s life was held on Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. at Wiebe Funeral Chapel in Morden. Rosalind has been laid to rest at Chapel Cemetery overlooking the valley.


We will remember Rosalind …

In the gentleness of springtime,

And the warmth of summer sun,

In the rustling of autumn leaves,

In the whiteness of winter snows,

In the laughter of children,

And the singing of the birds,

When we are weary,

And in need of strength,

When we have joys,

We wish to share,

So long as we shall live,

She too will live,

For she is part of us,

And we shall remember her.

-Lovingly remembered and forever missed, The Family


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