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Private family service with interment at Hillside Cemetery. Donations may be made in Bob's memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.



Robert Demke

1930 - 2017 

Robert Demke passed away at his place of residence on Friday October 27, 2017. He suffered his first stroke in April of 2016 and was hospitalized for two weeks at that time. This summer, he suffered another stroke and had numerous falls. Ever since his first stroke, he suffered shortness of breath and walking became increasingly difficult. His wish was to die at home and he was granted that wish. 

Robert was born May 27, 1930 in Winkler, MB to Peter and Augusta Demke. He grew up on a farm, four miles north of Winkler. He was the youngest of four children and had two sisters and one brother. Life on the farm meant he had to work the fields at a very young age. He was a farmer all his life and this was something he enjoyed doing. We always joked that he would die with his boots on! Well, that didn’t happen, but he did farm right up until the end, helping his son, Pat combine this year’s crop. He will be remembered as an extremely hard worker! During his lifetime, he farmed four miles north of Winkler on the home farm as well as at Miami and south of Morden in the 1-6 district. Robert married Marlene Titchkosky on July 14, 1957 and their union was blessed with four daughters and one son. 

He was predeceased by both is his parents, Peter and Augusta, his sister, Doris and his brother, Wilfred. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Marlene, his daughter, Geraldine and husband, Ron, his daughter, Bonny and friend, George, his son, Pat and wife, Sandy, his daughter, Melanie and husband, Marc, his daughter, Michelle and husband, Nan, 14 grandchildren as well as great grandchildren. 

Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel in Morden with interment at Hillside Cemetery. 

The family would like to thank the paramedics who came to the house. Morden Police Service, all who participated in the funeral service, the ladies serving group at Wiebe Funeral Chapel for the lovely lunch and Wiebe Funeral Home for their kind and compassionate care. 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements


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