Plett, Maria

Maria (Mary) Plett (nee Falk)

1923 - 2015


plett mary sqMary Plett was born on January 9, 1923 in Arkadak, Ukraine, Russia to Jakob and Elizabeth Falk. At the age of 2½, her family immigrated to Canada and settled in Schoenwiese, Manitoba. Mary was a teacher by vocation, meeting her beloved husband, Edwin Plett at her first teaching assignment. They were married on June 30, 1945 and would have been married 70 years this year! Mary and Ed lived in Rosenort (Rosetown), Winkler and then moved to Homestead South in Morden, where she lived until she was admitted to Boundary Trails Health Center a week ago.

Mary was an avid gardener, winning many prizes at the Winkler Fair for her vegetables and flowers. After moving to Winkler, Mary devoted a lot of her time to volunteering at the Winkler MCC Thrift Store, serving as President and in various other positions on the committee, as well as with sorting clothes for the Thrift Store.  She enjoyed this work as well as her volunteer involvement on the Church Ladies Aid. Mary was very proud of all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved them all very much. She never tired of seeing them and praying for them daily and was always willing to make their favorite foods when they were over to visit. She knit or crocheted mittens, blankets and table runners for all the children and grandchildren and sewed many patchwork blankets and blue jean blankets for them as well. Her creative abilities included sewing many clothes, including wedding dresses for a number of her daughters without any patterns. Each Christmas, every family member and grandchild received a handmade ornament. These ornaments adorn many of our Christmas trees to this day.

Mary went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at the age of 92. She was predeceased by two great-grandchildren, Aelyn and Declan Brown; four brothers, Abram, Jacob, Henry and David; four sisters, Margaret, Elizabeth, Anna and Helen. She is survived by her husband, Edwin and children; Joyce (Jim Burnes), Carolynn (Ed Enns), Joan (Leo Kirouac), Robert Plett (Anneliese), Dorothy (Reg Giesbrecht), Lorna (John Junker-Andersen) and Kathy (Peter Bergen) along with 23 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren and one sister, Tina Janzen; two sisters-in-law, Helena Falk, Anna Falk and one brother-in-law, Cornie Thiessen.

The Family wants to express their sincere appreciation to all the staff at Homestead South in Morden, Mary Benson and all the Homecare Nurses and Staff; the staff at Boundary Trails Health Center, Dr. Blignaut, Dr. Woelk and the Palliative Care staff and Dr. Zacharias. Also a special thank you to Dr. Stockl and team at the Misericordia Eye Clinic who worked so hard to help Mary maintain her eyesight.

 Memorial service on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. Private family interment prior at the Winkler Cemetery. Donations may be made in Mary’s memory to MCC. Our Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother will be greatly missed but we are happy that she is now pain free and with her Lord and Saviour in Heaven.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements


#1 Erna Bergmann 2015-01-26 12:47
My condolences Kathy and Peter. I always made a point of saying 'Hi' to your Dad & Mom when I went to Homestead. The last time was on Dec.18th when the Homemakers carolled there. Your Dad was a good friend of my Dad's years ago, when ministers travelled around to the different GC churches. I will miss that contact. ERNA
#2 Anne & Jake Thiessen 2015-01-27 13:39
Ed and family
Condolences in the loss of your wife, mom & grandma, & great grandma. I'm sure she will be missed, but we could not wish her anything better than being with her saviour.
We were neighbours in Cedar Estates for many years. We always enjoyed our monthly suppers that our floor had at Chicken Chef.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#3 Hank and FLorence Hildebrand 2015-01-27 17:28
Kathy and Peter please accept our condolences. Sorry to hear about your mothers passing. We will pray that you will find comfort in God through this difficult time.
#4 Eileen Dyck 2015-01-30 10:05
Dear Mr. Plett and family,
My condolences to you and your family at this time. I always admired both you and Mary in your involvement at the MCC store as well as in the church (WBMC).My Mom and Dad also appreciated your friendship in years past. Mary will be missed by all but we are blessed to know we will see her again when Jesus comes to claim us all. My thoughts and prayers go with you.
#5 Jon & Diane Burnes 2015-02-01 16:29
Joyce and Jim,
Our love and prayers are with you and your family. If your mom was anything like you, Joyce, she must have been a wonderful person.

We love you
#6 Mark and Sara Solfelt 2015-02-01 16:47
Jim and Joyce,
We are so sorry for your loss. We know Mary was an amazing woman and we are so thankful she is in Jesus' presence right now. Praying for the Lord''s comfort and peace for you and your family. We love you.
Sara and Mark

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