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Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2:00PM at Plum Coulee Bergthaler Church

Viewing: 1-9PM on Tuesday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler 

Burial: Prior to the service at Plum Coulee Cemetery

Donations:  Plum Coulee Bergthaler Church – Sunday School.

 Edith May Banman (nee Toews)

1926 - 2017

On Friday, April 21, 2017 at Salem Home in Winkler, MB Edith May Banman peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior. She enjoyed 90 years of earthly life and is now resting in the presence of Jesus. She will be missed by her husband, Henry, her children; Glenn (Rhonda) Banman of Plum Coulee, Elliot (Rose) of Winkler; Theresa (John) of Morden, Yvonne (Derrick) of Morden. Also cherishing her memory are 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild, one sister, Shirley (Abe) Penner and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, David and Nettie Toews, two sisters, Leona (Bill) Hiebert and Gracie (still born), one brother, Howard Eric in infancy.

Edith was born on October 19, 1926 in the Kronsgart District to David and Nettie Toews. Edith was baptized upon her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ on June 5, 1944 by Bishop David Schultz. On November 5, 1944 she was married to the love of her life, Henry Banman by Rev. D.D. Klassen. God blessed them with 72 years of marriage. Henry and Edith made their home at #227 Main Avenue in Plum Coulee to raise their family. Edith was unable to have children of her own and God “blessed” her with four adopted children. Her children were the sparkle in her eye that kept her going followed by her grandchildren. She raised her family to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal savior and attended regularly at the Plum Coulee Bergthaler Church, where she watched her children get baptized and married. Mom enjoyed baking, sewing, crocheting and camping with the family. She volunteered her time in the church by teaching Sunday school, leading the children’s singing and telling stories to the children during the worship service. She took part in bible study groups and the women’s church group. She enjoyed curling with dad at the local rink and the fellowship she had with close friends.  Her house was opened to whoever dropped by and coffee was served.

Later in life, she took the management position at the Maple Drive Manor in Plum Coulee alongside Dad. Edith had a caring heart for each resident and always had the time when called upon. Edith volunteered her time at the local Thrift Store in Plum Coulee and often brought her grandchildren there to find that “special” item.

Many days you would find Edith sitting by her living room window with crochet in hand watching the people walk by. Mom would always have a story to tell about the people going and her story telling ability continued when the dementia started. She would share her stories with her family and grandchildren as they visited her. Those stories will always be cherished by her family. 

Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Plum Coulee Bergthaler Mennonite Church in Plum Coulee. Private family burial prior to the service at the Plum Coulee Cemetery. 

If friends so desire, donations may be made in Edith’s memory to the Plum Coulee Bergthaler Church Sunday School. On behalf of the family, we would like to take a moment to say Thank you for all the prayers, phone calls and love you have shown the family during this difficult time. Thank you to Wiebe Funeral Home for the service provided and to the Staff at Salem Home for the kindness you have shown the family. 

Edith is enjoying the Heavenly Choir and singing three-part harmony with the angels. Glory Hallelujah! 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements


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