Wall, Maria

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Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday August 9, 2019 at the Zion Mennonite Church. Devotional will take place at 7PM on Thursday at the church. Viewing will be at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at the Church Cemetery. Donations may be made in Maria's memory to the BTHC Foundation (designated to Palliative Care)

Maria Wall (nee Wall)

1952 - 2019

On Sunday August 4, 2019 at 5:17 a.m. Maria Wall aged 67 years of Winkler, MB went to be with Jesus.

Maria was born on January 20, 1952 to Abram and Katharina Wall in Mexico.  She was baptized upon the confession of her faith in 1969 by Bishop Isaac M. Dyck and married to the love of her life, Johan Wall on July 13th of that year. Mom and dad made their home in Mexico for the first five years of marriage, during which time Dave, Tina, Abram, and Lisa were born to them. In 1974 they made a big life change and moved to Canada, where two more daughters, Susan and Eva were born to them.

Mom had a love for people, especially her family. One of the ways she showed that was by cooking for us. Many meals were shared around her table on any given day of the week – often spur of the moment for whoever could make it. Everyone who entered her home was welcomed, whether an exchange student, a foster child, or friends the grandchildren brought with them. We also knew we could always go shopping in her fridge for jars of soup or beans. Mom was the family doctor, dentist and seamstress. If grandma couldn’t fix it, nobody could. Mom was an encourager to many around her. She was like a second mom to many of her nieces and nephews, especially those who came to Canada from Mexico like she had as a young wife.

Mom was so thankful for the assurance of eternal life she came to understand some years ago, and she was eager to share that with others. She loved listening to the Word of God, whether in a sermon at church on Sunday morning, in one of the low German Bible studies she attended or on her low German audio player which she listened to on a very regular basis. Mom also enjoyed music, both listening to it, or singing with friends in their Singstund on Friday nights. Mom made friends wherever she went, and this was reflected in the number of visitors she received during her eight-month stay at Boundary Trails. Staff often commented on mom’s popularity, and the number of visitors she received. Mom’s face would especially light up when she saw any of her grandchildren come through her door. Dad’s faithful daily 10-hour visits were never long enough for her, and she was always sorry to see him go. Seeing dad read scripture to mom in the hospital and the “I love yous” they exchanged at the end of every day when dad went home, are memories we as children will treasure. During her one-year battle with cancer, mom didn’t complain, and was content in God’s plan for her life.

Mom was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, two sisters and one son, Abram in infancy. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Johan, one son, Dave and Helen and four daughters, Tina and Rick, Lisa and Terry, Susan and John, Eva and John. Mom will also be greatly missed by all her grandchildren, Stacey and Peter, TJ and Christie, Salina, Shayna, Donavan, Sherry, Taylor, Matthew, Hailey, Ashton, Jonas, Lisa, Megan, Sarah and Nancy and great grandchildren, Esmae, Jackson, Paisley, Natalie, Aries, Cassidy, Harper, Bethany and Renley. She also leaves behind three brothers, three sisters and their families.

Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday August 9, 2019 at the Zion Mennonite Church with interment at the Church Cemetery in Schanzenfeld. Special thanks to friends, extended family and church family for the prayers and support. Thank-you also to the staff at BTHC and the Palliative Care Team, as well as Wiebe Funeral Homes. Donations in Maria’s memory may be made to the BTHC Foundation (designated to Palliative Care).

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements

wiebefuneralhomes.com

 

#1 Lindsay, willow, Sierra, Brayden, Stoesz 2019-08-06 13:05
Mrs Wall was our neighbour on Main Street, and I always looked forward to her smiling at me and waving through her kitchen window. All our love and prayers to your family.
#2 Anne Rempel 2019-08-06 21:43
So sorry for your loss, may God give you much peace and comfort.
#3 Tina Wolf 2019-08-07 16:24
Sincere condolences go out to Lisa and Terry May God put His loving Arms around you and comfort you during this time
#4 Curt reimer 2019-08-08 14:46
So sorry to hear,blessings to all,especially Mr wall
#5 Bonnie Gerbrandt 2019-08-08 20:35
Johan . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family in the loss of your dear wife , mother , grandmother . What an amazing inspiration you all have been to me . Your love and dedication is nothing short of beautiful . May God ‘s peace and comfort surround you now and in the days to come .

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