Bluhm, Erwin

Erwin Norman Bluhm

1928 - 2014

BluhmErwinWith heavy hearts the family of Erwin Bluhm announces his passing on Wednesday April 23, 2014.

Erwin was born in Winkler, MB on March 22, 1928.  He married Helen Reimer in 1949. They moved to Winnipeg where they raised their sons. Erwin proudly worked at the Manitoba Sugar Factory for 40 years. He attended Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg.  Erwin enjoyed camping with his family, golfing, boating and fishing and travelling eventually becoming a snow bird in the southern states. After retiring in 1994, he moved back to Winkler where he lost his beloved wife in 1999. Erwin remarried Helen Penner in 2001 and inherited seven stepchildren.  Erwin continued his journey through life enjoying trips with Helen to Hawaii, Mexico, British Columbia and the USA. Erwin and Helen had many social engagements with friends, dancing and playing cards topped the list; they truly loved each other’s company. Erwin loved joking around and teasing relentlessly. His heart was warm and open and he left a lasting impression on those who were lucky enough to meet him.

He will be lovingly missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife, Helen Bluhm, his children, Wesley (Pat), Weldon ( Donna), Rodney (Elaine), his grandchildren, Emit (Kasia), Nancy-Lee (Matt), David (Janet) and Tammy (Ryan), Dylan (Sara), Jodi, his great grandchildren, Hadley, Sam, Lena Dallas and Addison, his stepchildren and their children (the Wolfe clan) and many, many friends.

Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at the Bergthaler Mennonite Church in Winker with interment at Winkler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Erwin’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements,


#1 Jim & Darlene Hiebert 2014-05-10 12:46
Dear Wes ,Weldon & Rodney & Families,
Jim and I were put of the country & did not know about your father's passing . Had we been in Canada we would have been at the funeral. Your Dad will be greatly missed.
I particularly enjoyed my little verbal sparring matches with him.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Darlene & Jim Hiebert

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