Sadie Gertrude Toews (nee Wall)

1946 – 2015


toews sadie sqSadie Toews passed away peacefully, with family at her side on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at the Health Sciences Centre, at the age of 68. She will be missed by her husband, Abe, two sons, Ivan and Rhonda and children, Ryan and Jessica and Stacey and fiancé Mark; Lyle and Sadie and children, Bailey, Eric and Cole. She is also survived by two brothers, one sister and many extended family members. Sadie was predeceased by her parents, Cornelius H. and Sarah Wall, her grandson, Riley in 1996 and her granddaughter, Alyssa in 2008.

Sadie was born to Cornelius H. and Sarah Wall on December 22, 1946 in Winkler, MB.  Sadie spent her childhood in Friedensruh, MB. She remained in Friedensruh until her later teenage years, when she moved out into a basement suite in Winkler. Sadie was baptized on the confession of her faith on June 6, 1965 at the Chortitz Old Colony Church by Bishop Froese. Sadie met Abe through mutual friends and fell for each other.  They were married on October 5, 1969 and made their home in Winkler. They welcomed Ivan Mark to the family on July 24, 1970 and Lyle Matthew on July 2, 1975. Sadie is known for being a hard worker. For many years, she worked at the sewing factory and after they finished their family, she worked at Hi-Way Shell Groceteria.  She became a gifted cake decorator when Penner Foods opened in Winkler in 1985 and worked there until about 2000. Then her full-time job was enjoying the grandkids. Wednesdays became Grandma and Grandpa Day. The grandkids would go to Grandma and Grandpa’s for lunch and then came back after school to spend the evening with them.  The grandkids will forever cherish this time of “ordering” the food they were hungry for and then having grandma fill these requests. Anyone who knows Sadie knows she loved to entertain. If relatives from out of province stopped by, they knew Abe and Sadie would welcome them with open arms.  The best part of entertaining is food.  Sadie always made delicious food and made sure that no one left hungry. Sadie genuinely cared about others’ needs.  Even on her bad health days, she was always concerned that everyone was feeling okay or had enough to eat. Sadie had a dream to take her family to Disney World in Florida for her 60th birthday. This dream was fulfilled in October 2006. This time was filled with memories that will last a lifetime. In the last few years, though Sadie struggled with health issues, she always made time for the grandkids on Wednesdays. Her home was always open for company. If she was having a bad day, she would often say that “This too shall pass and there are other people who are worse off than me.” In the last month, when her health was failing, she was so thankful that she was able to attend Ryan and Jessica’s wedding and Bailey’s graduation. Sadie is known as Grandma Sadie, not only to her grandkids, but to many others as well. Above all else, Sadie loved her Saviour and her family.  Sadie was a great prayer warrior for her family and her wish was to see all of her family with her in heaven.

Funeral service on Monday July 27, 2015 at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Sadie’s memory to the Back to the Bible Broadcast.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements

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