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Memorial service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Winkler Mennonite Church. Viewing will be from 6PM-9PM on Thursday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Interment will take place prior to the service at 1:00PM at the Rudnerweide Cemetery. 

Gertrude Martens (nee Driedger)

1924 – 2020 

Gertrude Martens, age 96 of Winkler, MB passed away peacefully on Sunday July 12, 2020 at Salem Home in Winkler with family at her bedside. 

Mom was born to Johann and Katrina (Dueck) Driedger on March 20, 1924 in a rural area near Altona. She was the second oldest of nine siblings. She married our Dad, Henry Martens from Neuhorst area on September 27, 1947 and they were married for over 70 years farming together starting off near Clearwater, MB, moving to a farm near Carberry in 1952 on to Boissevain in 1967 and retired in Winkler in 1986 which gave them time to do some camping, fishing and socializing. Mom was a hard worker, had a large garden, canning, preserving, sewing, and she did handwork as well as helped with the farm work, haying and milking cows. They were active attendants in various church homes over the years and enjoy some volunteer work within the church, community and at the MCC after they moved to Winkler.

 Mom is survived by her four children: Helen (Larry) Frith, from Roland, Elsie (Ernest) Neufeld from Kitchener, ON, John (Marilyn) from Altona, Jake (Dorothy) from Morden, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers, nieces , nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry in 2018 after both had moved into Salem. This period with the virus and isolation was very difficult for her and we saw a rapid deterioration of her health, but she is now at peace and painfree. 

Memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Friday July 17, 2020 at the Winkler Mennonite Church with interment prior at the Rudnerweide Cemetery. Special thanks to all care workers and personnel who have cared for Mom and supported her over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gertrude’s memory to a charity of your choice. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

in care of arrangements


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