Janzen, Maria

Maria “Mary” Janzen (nee Zacharias)

1922 - 2012 

Mary_JanzenOn Wednesday June 13, 2012 at Victoria General Hospital, Mary Janzen aged 90 years of Winnipeg, MB formerly of Winkler and Reinland went to her eternal rest. 

She leaves to mourn her passing her three daughters, Rose and Rob Barg of Toronto, ON (and their children Michelle and Jamie Wolfe of Winnipeg, Rob and Amanda Barg of Bowmanville, ON, Simon and Ashley Barg of Frankfurt, Germany), Di Brandt of Brandon (and her children Lisa and Javi Garcia-Rivera of Virginia, Alison Brandt of Qatar), Carolyn and Paul Peters of Winnipeg (and their children Rachel Peters, Thomas Peters both of Winnipeg), one son, Harvey and Jane Janzen (nee Hamm) of Okotoks, AB (and their children Melony and Dan Bergen, Mark and Kendra Janzen, Andrew and Jodi Janzen, Samantha Janzen all of Winkler) as well as 17 great grandchildren. Surviving her are three sisters, Sara Ens, Helen (and Abe) Ens, and Jessie Zacharias and two brothers, Peter (and Ella) Zacharias and Ed (and Susan) Zacharias. 

She was predeceased by her husband Henry J. Janzen in 1979, parents, Rev. Peter S. and Aganetha Zacharias, sisters, Nettie, Susanna, Annie and brothers, Jake S., Bernie and Frank. 

Memorial service will be held on Tuesday June 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Winkler EMM Church 600 Southview Dr. with a family interment prior at Reinland Community Cemetery. 

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Mennonite Central Committee 134 Plaza Dr. Winnipeg, MB R3T 4J6. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements,



#1 Eileen Wiens 2012-06-15 23:03
Carolyn and Paul......my sincere sympathy go out to you and your entire family.
My thoughts are with you.

Love Eileen
#2 L & R Silverman 2012-06-16 06:46
Dear Rose please accept our condolences.
#3 B & A Philip 2012-06-16 11:55
Words alone cannot express our heartfelt sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#4 Linda & Lenny 2012-06-16 12:27
Dear Rose and family,
We offer you our deepest sympathy. Our mothers are a gift that always hold a special place in our heart. Our thoughts are with you.
#5 Don Janzen 2012-06-16 18:51
I am deeply sad to hear of Mary’s passing but I know she is in a much better place. I only knew Mary for a short while but in that little time I am certain that she was a strong and driven person throughout her life and I suspect she passed those qualities on to her kids, grandkids & even great grandkids! She welcomed me with open arms and took a lot of time to help me get to know my Dad’s side of the family which included a most memorable trip to the family farm. She will be missed but never ever forgotten, my sincere condolences to the entire family.
#6 Judith and Peter 2012-06-16 19:12
Dear Rose and Family,
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#7 Evelyn Hansen 2012-06-16 21:09
I'm sorry for your loss. I will always remember her kind words to me during my mother's Final days.
#8 Kate Kroeker 2012-06-16 22:00
Carolyn and Rose: I always enjoy hearing stories of your mother, your many adventures together, the cruises, her quilting expertise, her wisdom. She was always willing to learn and try new things. Mostly, I will remember experiencing her warmth and kindness, her wonderful sense of humour and her ability to get up again and again and again. You will miss her and will always have many wonderful stories to share.
#9 MaryAnne Z 2012-06-17 09:14
Thanks so much, children of Mary, for allowing us to celebrate her 90th birthday with so many others at the park. It was a privilege and an honour to see her and all of you. "As your days, so shall your strength be."
#10 Debra Mountjoy 2012-06-18 14:11
Rose & Family,
I'm so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#11 Esther Epp Guenther 2012-06-19 14:46
Our sincere sympathies are wished for you. She
was always a heartwarming person when I would
greet her in Winkler. Thinking of you at this time.
Blessed memories.
#12 Helen & Abe 2012-06-19 21:53
To all the Children Thanks for alowing us to be part of your recent joys and sorrows. Wonderful to hear the very positive tribute, Cary.
#13 Karyn 2012-06-20 07:05
So sorry for your loss and I pray that you and your family find strength and comfort in God and each other. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#14 Ike & Martha Klassen 2012-06-20 10:20
Our condolences to the Janzen families.

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