Pluschnik, Maria

Funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday February 19, 2019 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church. Interment to follow at Westridge Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to assist the family with expenses.

Maria Pluschnik

1993 – 2019 

FEAR NOT for I have redeemed you, I have summoned you by name, YOU ARE MINE when you pass through the waters, I  WILL BE WITH YOU, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you, when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the lord your God. You are precious and honored in my sight and I LOVE YOU.      -Isaiah 43:1-3,4 

On Monday February 11, 2019 Maria Pluschnik age 25 years of Schanzenfeld, MB went to her eternal rest.                                                                                                                                            

She leaves to mourn her passing her mother Eugenia Pluschnik, sisters Viktoria and her husband Jakob Bese, Dina and her husband Alexander Hans and Katie. Her brothers Michael, Alexander and Gregory. As well as her nieces Alisha, Joseleen, Melody, Ruby, and nephews Dimitri and Leo. She was predeceased by her father, Sergej in 2012.

Maria Pluschnik was born in the small city of Salzgitter in Germany on May 29th, 1993. She spent most of her childhood growing up in Germany. In 2004 her family made the big decision to move to Canada. They settled in the village of Schanzenfeld. She attended several schools including Southwood Elementary, Emerado, and Garden Valley Collegiate of which she graduated in 2011. 

Maria always had many high hopes and dreams in her life. She thought about becoming a flight attendant, and even an actress at one point. She used to attend acting classes in Winnipeg which she greatly enjoyed, but decided to pursue her passion for cooking instead. In 2015, Maria moved to Winnipeg and successfully graduated from Red River College in Culinary Arts. She worked at many different restaurants as a cook. 

Maria was a spontaneous, caring, loving daughter, sister and friend. She always had a special  place in her heart for children and animals. She loved to spend time with her nieces and nephews, playing with them, and would often take them shopping and shower them with gifts. Her friends described her as the kind of friend that would always be there for them when they needed her and roommates described her as a sweet, hardworking, focused individual. 

Maria loved to travel. She dreamed of going to England to work and make new memories with new friends. As a child she went to Spain and saw the history embedded deep within the country. She visited her sister in Alberta and the Jasper Mountains in all their glory. She loved nature dearly as well as the occasional shopping spree. She went to British Columbia and visited the museums and adored the old towns set up to absorb the rich culture. 

The family would also like to note that Maria was a giving, kindhearted, honest and very ambitious person. We  shared many special memories. There are no words that can express our grief and deepest sorrow. She never faltered, no matter what hurdles in life she encountered. We remember a difficult time in her life when she was 16. She was praying and reading the bible often. She turned to God and Jesus for comfort and help. We believe that he was with her and guided her through all her life challenges. With great sadness we let her go, but keep her in our hearts forever. 

Her family appreciates and thanks everyone for their thoughts, prayers and support during this difficult time in their lives. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements


#1 Zahra 2019-02-14 17:18
My condolences to Maria's family, especially her mom and younger sister. I was her roommate for a year in Winnipeg. She was just finishing school and trying very hard to start up her career. She was sweet and focused. I was always very impressed with her tenacity and her ability to keep working no matter what obstacles she faced.
#2 Debbie Doell 2019-02-14 18:06
I want to extend my sympathies to your family. I pray that God will give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Just know that your daughter was not alone; Jesus was right there beside her holding her hand. May God bless you.
#3 Katrina 2019-02-15 06:40
#4 Nicole 2019-02-15 07:33
My condolences to the family. I met Maria when she worked at Walmart. I was her supervisor. She is safe in the arms of Jesus, and one day we will see her again! Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.
#5 kehler 2019-02-15 09:08
Praying that Holy Spirit in Christ envelope your entire family in His embrace , to bring healing into this brokeness and pain, give you all strength , wisdom, peace during , and in your deep grief.
#6 NIcole Manaigre 2019-02-15 16:27
I did not know her but as a mother I could not imagine the pain the family is going through.My sympathies to her friends and family. I pray that God will help you through your suffering.
#7 Jean Gully 2019-02-16 09:59
Don’t be afraid,for I am with you.Don’t be discouraged,for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you.I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.Isaiah 41v10.
#8 Trudi Neufeld 2019-02-18 12:11
My condolences to you,dear Eugenia and your family. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Maria , a dear daughter , sister and aunt.
Your description of her is a beautiful tribute to who Maria was, to you as a family , to her friends and the larger community.
My prayers and love for all of you during this painful and difficult time. May you experience the God of all comfort to give you His strength, comfort and hope.
My deepest sympathy and continued prayers ,
Trudi Neufeld

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