Kunzelman, Olive

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Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Sunday March 3, 2019 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. Ash interment at Chapel Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made in Olive's memory to either the BTHC Foundation (designated to Palliative Care) or the Pembina Valley Humane Society.

Olive Julia Kunzelman (nee Johnson)
1924 – 2019
 
On Saturday February 23, 2019 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Olive Kunzelman passed away peacefully with her family by her side.
 
She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her daughter, Bernice Enns (Richard), son, Barry (Nowell) and grandchildren, Michael Enns (Maria), Marci Miller (Brian), Matthew Enns (Leanne), Morgan Lambert (Brent), Andrew Kunzelman (Melissa Wiebe) and Melissa Kunzelman. She will also be fondly remembered by her great grandchildren, Alexandria and Kaitlin Miller and Dylan and Brooklyn Lambert. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip, one daughter and two sons in infancy, her parents, J.B. and Jona Johnson, sister, Marcelia and brother, Benny.
 
Olive was born on June 24, 1924 in Morden. She grew up and went to school in the 1-6 district. She married Philip in 1948 and they farmed in the 1-6 district until 1961 when they moved to a farm south of Morden. After Philip’s death in 1994, Olive moved into Morden where she lived until her passing. Olive had a lifelong passion for horse and dogs which was evident in her home. She also had a great love for flowers. She spent a lot of time tending her flower beds and was very proud of them. It was a sad day when she decided to give them up. Olive was a farmer’s wife and a stay at home mom. When we grew up, Mom started work as a nurse’s aide and later as Activities Director at Tabor Home. She worked there for 15 years and developed a great love for the residents. After her retirement to town, she spent a lot of time at the Friendship Centre socializing playing cards and shuffleboard. Over the years, she made many friends and valued them all. She was always positive, non-complaining and had a large smile and twinkle in her eye. She loved to tease and kibbitz with everyone.
 
Memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday March 3, 2019 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel 1050 Thornhill St. in Morden. A private family ash interment will take place in the spring on a nice warm day.
 
We would like to thank everyone especially her friends at Vista Terrace and Homestead South for making her years so enjoyable. Also thank you for supporting us as a family in our time of grief. We will miss her very much and are very grateful for her amazing, long, healthy and happy life of 94 ½ years. Until we meet again. Love ya, Mom and Gramma!  If friends so desire, donations may be made in Olive’s memory to either the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation (designated to Palliative Care) or to the Pembina Valley Humane Society.
 
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements
wiebefuneralhomes.com

 

 

#1 Traci Nickel 2019-02-25 08:45
So sorry to hear about Aunt Olive. Dearest sympathies
#2 Gord & Cindy Maddock 2019-02-25 08:49
Bernice and Barry so sorry to hear of your Moms passing our thought are with you
#3 Bill and Barb Gardham 2019-02-25 22:13
Our sincere sympathy to Barry, Nowell and family and Bernice and Rick and their family. We had the honour of meeting Olive several years ago and had the pleasure of having a few overnights while attending Corn and Apple. We have very fond memories of Olive. She will be dearly missed by her family who loved her so very much. Thinking of you all.
#4 Murray & Alita Lumgair 2019-02-26 13:45
Bernice and Richard, Barry and Nowell and families, Alita and I were so saddened to here of Aunt Olive"s passing. Our thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time. We have all lost a truely special lady.
#5 Ray Fehr 2019-02-26 14:52
Hey Barry, We haven't talked in many years (I think your 9th birthday party on the farm) sorry to hear about your Mom's passing my condolences to you and your family.
#6 Rish 2019-02-26 16:31
Bernice & family. Our sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your mom. Rish & Arnold
#7 Cindy Renton Froese 2019-02-26 16:50
Barry & family..
Moms are important and special people. I am sorry for the loss of such a valuable person in your life. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time
#8 Kathy Letkeman 2019-02-26 19:34
Deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. Cherish all the memories, they last forever.
#9 Tracy Derksen 2019-02-27 20:07
So sorry for your loss Barry and Nowell, Bernice and families.
#10 Mary & Don Slocombe 2019-02-28 20:41
Bernice, Richard & family
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear mother. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
#11 Sherril flick 2019-03-01 08:05
My thoughts and prayers Barry and Nowell and your family
#12 Bill and Deb Thiessen 2019-03-01 08:05
Barry, Nowell and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and grandma. May wonderful memories be a comfort.
#13 Brenda Unger 2019-03-01 12:09
I always loved your Mom. She was a lovely lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
With heartfelt sympathy.
Ike & Brenda
#14 Katheryne Lumgair 2019-03-02 00:40
My first job ever was at Tabor, in activities with Olive, Allan and Alice. Olive was an incredible mentor; gentle with me and so amazing with the residents. I loved working with her and feel lucky to have known her. She holds a very special place in my heart.
#15 Bob and Haraldine Webb 2019-03-03 14:40
We are very sorry we could not attend the service. Haraldine was not well. We would like to thank Olive and Barry for the well-trained kitten they gave Natalie when she was little. Olive loved animals. Bless you in your grief.

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