Bluhm, Elma

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Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Monday December 30, 2019 at Morden Mennonite Church. Viewing will take place at the church one hour prior to the service.  Private interment to follow at Chapel Cemetery, Morden. Donations may be made in Elma's memory to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation designated to Cancer Care.

 

Elma Bluhm (Nee Dyck) 

1934-2019 

 It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Elma on Thursday December 26th, 2019 at Tabor Home Morden at the age of 85 years. 

She is survived by her children Larry (Barb), Leanne, Travis and Amber; Beverly Enns, Jeffrey (Suzanne), Nolan and Hayley; Nicole (Cory Walske), Mackenzie, Zackary and Mitchel; Darryl (Edith), Adam (Suzanne), Angela (John Friesen), Grace and Joy; Diane (Robert Eidse), Keith (Stacey), Ava and Emily; Nathan (Meghan), Easton and Madisyn; Leroy, Shawna (Joshua Beach), Ashley Bluhm; and one sister-in-law Anne Dyck. 

Elma was predeceased by her loving husband Edwin of 57 years, parents Isaac and Mary Dyck; Parents in-law John and Helen Bluhm, her two brothers Isaac and Henry and wife Mary, One brother-in-law Erwin and wife Helen Bluhm, and one son-in-law Almer Enns. 

Mom was born on May 18th, 1934 in Gladstone, MB to Isaac and Mary Dyck. 

She was the youngest of three children. She attended school in Winkler and was baptized at age 18 upon the confession of her faith in Jesus Christ at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite church on June 1st 1952. 

 Elma and Edwin were married on November 9, 1952. Throughout her life she was a home maker, employed at the Morden Bakery and then the Morden Saan Store where she worked her way up to a retail manager position until 1999. 

She was diagnosed with Hodgskin's lymphoma in 1989 and after several bouts of chemo and radiation she went into remission in 1991. Later in mom's life she struggled with various health issues, it wasn't an easy road, mom had a very non-complaining spirit and she bravely faced each day with grace and courage.  

Elma enjoyed gardening and loved growing flowers. Cross stitching, knitting and sewing was also important to her. She made sure that all of her children received a detailed cross stitch picture, and each grandchild a handmade quilt. She enjoyed these activities until her arthritis in her hands no longer allowed her to continue.  Mom loved attending Church serving with the ladies group and ladies bible study. She was also involved on the condo board where she lived. She took pride in helping decorate the condo for Christmas and other special occasions. Mom especially loved going out and meeting people and visiting. Those were always highlights for her.  

In May of 2018 Mom suffered a stroke and was hospitalized at Boundary Trails. She stayed there until September and was temporarily placed in the Emerson Care Home until she was able to be moved to her residence at Tabor Home on January 3, 2019. 

It was very special for mom when Pastor Michael arranged for someone to bring her to church for communion as her faith remained constant in her life. Thanks to all those who came to visit mom at Tabor. Mom so appreciated each and every visit. 

We as a family will miss you mom, but we rejoice with you in knowing that your latest prayer was answered and you got your wish to go HOME for Christmas. 

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff and volunteers at the Tabor Home for the compassion and care that was given to mom throughout her stay. Special thank you to the church family in helping us celebrate mom's life today. We would also like to thank the staff at Wiebe Funeral Home for all of their support.  

 

#1 Adeline Peters 2019-12-27 10:13
My sympathy to the families of Elma Bluhm. We lived in the same condo for a short while. I remember her concentrating on getting in some jig-saw puzzle pieces in our common room. She was also the one to decorate the Christmas tree in our entrance and it has not been done that well since she moved out. Elma was a fine lady to have around.
#2 Arlene Friesen 2019-12-29 01:16
So sad to hear about your mom Diane. My mom and I were talking to her not long ago at Tabor. She was always a very proper lady and pleasant to visit. Take care.
#3 Pat Westfall 2019-12-29 09:29
My sincere condolences to the Bluhm family. I worked with Elma at the Saan store. She offered me a job on day when I was shopping. We had many good times working together. Cherish your memories..
#4 The Rentons`.. Cindy..Kim..Brenda 2019-12-30 09:07
Sincere condolences to the families grieving the immeasurable loss they suffered. Please accept our condolences.
#5 Irene Siemens 2019-12-30 10:36
Our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family on your mom's passing. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.
#6 Don & Shirley Pantel 2019-12-30 16:00
Our condolences and prayers to the Blum family and friends in those difficult times.
#7 Jake and Deb Klassen 2019-12-31 19:10
Our sincere condolences to the Bluhm families on the passing of your mom.
Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
#8 Enid Friesen 2020-01-01 22:47
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Elma was a lovely lady. I had the privilege of working with her at the bakery. She was a hard working lady and LOTS of fun! I loved running into her. She was always so friendly and encouraging. She will be missed!!

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