Ginter, Anne

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Celebration of life service will be held at 2:00PM on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Eastview Community Church, Winnipeg.  Viewing will be from 1PM-5PM on Friday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler.  Private interment will be held prior to the service at Westridge Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Anne's memory to the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation (designated to Palliative Care).

Anne Ginter
1948 ~ 2019
 
Peacefully on Monday March 25, 2019 at St. Boniface Hospital with her husband and daughters by her side, Anne Ginter, age 70, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus.  She is survived by her beloved husband, Richard Ginter and her two daughters, Corri (Henry) Fehr, Pamela Wiebe and her five grandchildren, Noelle (Brayden) Rempel, Evan Koseda, Karli, Tanner and Cody Wiebe.  She also leaves to mourn two sisters, Kathi (Ernie) Penner, Helen (Ron) West, and three brothers Lawrence (Martha) Unger, John (Nellie) Unger and Jack (Pat) Unger.  She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Dora Unger, brothers Dave and Ed Unger and stillborn baby boy, Joel Richard John Ginter.
 
Anne was born on April 14, 1948 to Peter and Dora Unger at Bethel Hospital in Winkler, Manitoba.  She was the sixth of eight children and was a special birthday gift for her mother whose birthday was April 13th.  At the early age of 10, Anne’s talents in the kitchen began.  She quickly mastered the art of baking and soon her mom entrusted her to bake the buns for Sunday family dinners.  Her baking skills flourished over the years and each of her grandchildren received their favorite pastry from Grandma on their birthday.  By age 15, her passion for sewing became evident.  This passion continued to grow throughout her life and she became a gifted and talented seamstress.  She loved sewing dresses and coats, especially for her granddaughters.  She was always quick to fix buttons, zippers, hem pants and was lovingly known as “Grandma’s Alteration Service”. Alterations were always done efficiently, without hesitation and always with a smile.
 
Anne chose to publicly confess her desire to follow Jesus and was baptized, together with her fiancé, Richard, in the Spring of 1966 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church.  Anne married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Richard Ginter, on August 28, 1966 in Winkler, Manitoba.  They welcomed their firstborn daughter in July 1967 and a few months later began their new adventure in Winnipeg as Rick was transferred to Federated Co-op.  A few years later in 1970, they were blessed with their second daughter.  Anne cherished her family and loved being a wife and mom to her girls.  Rick and Anne attended River East Mennonite Brethren Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and also was involved in the Pioneer Girls Program as both a Guide and as a Pal.   In 1977, the family moved back to Winkler as Rick and his brother-in-law started a Furniture business. 
 
Once the girls were in school, Anne began working and spent many years as a receptionist at Winkler Bible Institute and then at the Winkler Clinic.  Her positive attitude and cheerful face made her a pleasure to work with and she quickly became a cherished friend to her co-workers.  In 1986, Rick and Anne relocated to Winnipeg where Anne began working as a receptionist for Pediatricians, Dr. Caplan and Dr. Weidman.  Once again, her beautiful spirit and kind heart shone brightly to those around her and she became more than just an employee, but a cherished co-worker and friend.  She happily worked there for 32 years, until January 2019 when her illness provided her with an “early retirement”.
 
Anne was well known for keeping a beautiful home. She loved to keep up with the latest home décor trends found on HGTV and tried hard to pass on her green thumb and her keen eye to her daughters and granddaughters. Anne enjoyed gardening and creating beautiful landscapes at both her home and her families’ homes. She willingly gave her time to her family and friends whenever and wherever she was needed. Rick and Anne celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in August 2016. As a gift to each other, they spent 2 weeks travelling in Italy. This trip is something that Anne truly cherished and talked about frequently.
 
Although her struggle with cancer was both unexpected and brief, Anne demonstrated amazing strength, bravery and courage.  As her family and friends struggled to process this diagnosis, Anne would respond by saying, “Why not me?”  Despite the intensity of her illness, Anne’s faith in her Lord and Saviour never wavered.  She drew on this strength as she chose to live “One Day at a Time”.  Although we were not ready to let her go, we are comforted to know that she is once again healthy, pain-free and safely wrapped in the arms of Jesus.
 
We wish to sincerely thank the many people who physically, prayerfully and in many other ways cared for and supported Anne and her family.  We will forever cherish the kind and compassionate care that Anne received from the staff on the Palliative Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital. If friends so desire, donations can be made in Anne’s memory to the Palliative Care Unit at St. Boniface Hospital.
 
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
in care of arrangements
wiebefuneralhomes.com

 

#1 Al Ens 2019-03-26 08:02
Our sincere condolences to you Rick and family as you bid farewell to the most special person in your life. God Will uphold you and give you strength. Shalom. Ruth n Al
#2 Eldon and Lynnette 2019-03-26 10:23
We have few words but to say we are so sorry. Love and prayers to your family.
#3 Bob & Ronda Peters 2019-03-26 14:36
Safe in the arms of Jesus! May our loving Heavenly Father, the One who cares deeply for each one of His children, go with you during this time of loss, and in the days to come. May you sense His nearness, and experience anew His love, comfort and peace.
#4 Mary Rathe 2019-03-26 19:54
I am so sorry, Wonderful sister in law and I will miss her.
#5 Arnold Voth 2019-03-26 20:45
My deepest condolences to you Rick and family.My prayer is you will find peace and comfort that Anne rest's in the comfort of Jesus whom you both served and one day you will be reunited in glory.
#6 Don & Marge wiebe 2019-03-28 00:08
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
God will give wrap his arms around you all in this time of need
#7 Henry & Marilyn Wiebe 2019-03-28 10:09
Wow, what a shock to read in today's paper that Anne has passed on to her eternal home. Rick, we offer our condolences and prayers... that God would sustain you with His peace and comfort. We are so very sorry for your loss.
#8 George & Rita Engbrecht 2019-03-28 11:47
What a shock to hear about Anne's passing, We offer our condolences & prayers, that God will grant you peace & healing during this time.
#9 Norma&Dan Klassen 2019-03-29 09:26
Anne is forever loved and remembered by many. To fall asleep in the Lord and open her eyes to see herLord is her eternal gift.
A good lady! God will take care of you all
#10 Karl & Jan Oehlers 2019-03-29 10:39
We are so saddened to hear of Anne’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
#11 Milli Laing 2019-03-30 10:48
Our deepest sympathies to you, Rick and family. I know Anne will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Although we only crossed paths a few times at Fran and Ron's, I knew she was a warm, talented and gracious lady.

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