Kuhl, Susanne


Memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday September 13, 2018 at the Days Inn Conference Centre in Winkler. No public viewing. Interment at the Winkler Cemetery at 10AM prior to the service. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations may be made in Susie's memory to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) designated to the Winkler Thrift Shop.


Susanne Kuhl (nee Harder)

1914 - 2018 

With peace and dignity, Susanne Harder Kuhl went to her eternal rest on Monday September 10, 2018 at Pembina Place PCH in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a life well lived. She reached the age of 103 years, 10 months and 27 days. We will miss her prayer support and thank God for keeping her in relatively good health for so many years. She will be greatly missed by many who knew and loved her and will be remembered for her kindness and concern for others. 

Susanne was born on October 14, 1914 in Michaelsburg, Russia, the first child of Jacob and Helen (Krause) Harder. She immigrated to Canada in 1926 with her mother's second husband, John Enns and family. She met the love of her life, Henry H Kuhl, when she went to Gnadenthal to stay with her uncle. They were married on July 10, 1938 and were together for more than 73 years before Henry passed away. They supported each other through the farming years in the Kleefeld area and on in to retirement in Winkler, travelling to many countries together and playing many rounds of golf, often to celebrate their anniversary. Susanne faithfully visited Henry during his final years and those who witnessed it described it as a lesson in devotion. Susanne was a loving, caring mother to their five children and bestowed her love on the next generations as well. Susanne was an excellent homemaker and preparing delicious meals for family and friends gave her much satisfaction. She became actively involved in the Winkler community, joining the Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church, participating in the Mary Martha Fellowship, regularly volunteering at the MCC store and taught 4-H. She loved being outdoors and was an avid gardener. Susanne experienced many hardships in her life, from losing her father, Jacob and young brother, Jacob, to the ravages of war, to the loss of her husband and three of their children. She was predeceased by her beloved Henry in 2012, son, Kendal in 1962, daughter, Irene in 1994 and daughter, Cecile and daughter-in-law, Susan in 2015. She was also predeceased by her mother, Helena Harder Enns and her husband, John Enns, sister, Lena Manke, brothers, Peter, Abram, Cornelius and John Enns as well as many members of Henry's and her extended family. Susanne is survived by sons, Don (Liz Kuhl) and Henry James (Karen Braun) as well as sons-in-law, Jake Toews and Henry Voth. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren as well as in-laws, Helen Enns, John Kuhl and Evelyn Dyck. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Pembina Place for their care and also to the many people who helped her when she lived independently in Crocus until 2017.