Fehr, George

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Private family funeral service will be held. Viewing will be from 1PM-7PM on Sunday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler. Maximum 10 people at a time and masks are required. Interment at the Rosengart Cemetery. Donations may be made in George's memory to Children's Camps International
  
George G Fehr
1938 ~ 2021

 

George G Fehr, 82 of Winkler, MB passed away at his home on Thursday February 18, 2021 of natural causes. 

He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Mary (nee Suderman) Fehr, his children, Martha (Jake) Janzen, Vicky (Russell) McCausland, Deb (Frank) Wolfe, Karen (Jake) Froese, Ed (Margaret) Fehr, 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. George was predeceased by his son, Isaac in infancy, another son, Albert in 2019 as well as three brothers, one sister and one brother-in-law. 

George was born on October 13, 1938 to George H and Maria (nee Wieler) Fehr. He was the oldest of 15 children. George attended school in Rosengart and helped out on the family farm. He was baptized upon the confession of his faith in 1958 and married the love of his life, Mary Suderman on July 5, 1959. They started married life off farming east of Rosengart. After that, he worked at Janzen’s Pontiac as a mechanic and then drove fuel truck for Co-op for many years. In 1976, the decision was made to move to Killarney to farm there. This move was the turning point in Dad’s life. His love for God began to increase and the family became closer. Many, many beautiful and meaningful memories were made. Dad was diagnosed with MS in his later 40’s. They still farmed a few more years after that before it became too challenging. They moved off of the farm into Killarney and then back to Winkler. 

Two mottos dad lived by were “Always think of the next person as better than yourself” as well as “Sometimes you need to be the loser to be the winner”. He had a very humble spirit and lived his life always giving of himself to others. As the years went by and took more of a toll on his body, his positive attitude and spirit were not crushed. He continued to go shopping; always looking for a deal. He loved his three gardens that he tended so lovingly, his volunteering including the MCC in Morris, the Mennonitsche Post and the Gospel Echoes Thrift Store. On a funny note, he had been seen pulling mom home with a tow rope when her scooter battery died. There was no task too big or too small that he did not tackle. He had a can-do drive that was beyond measure. George loved music. In his younger years, he was a song leader in church. He also played with the Pembina Players for many years. His harmonica was his signature choice of instrument. When we had family gatherings, music would always be a part of it. In the last few years, George would get together with his brothers and sisters. They would sing and play all evening, and this was always a highlight for him. He was so waiting for the restrictions to lift so the singing and playing could resume. 

Our dad is now free. Free of pain, sorrow and no more a prisoner of a body so limited by MS. As limited as his body was though, he made up for with a huge spirit that never gave up. Dad’s love for others, his caring heart, the integrity he had and the inspiration that he was, will live forever in our hearts. 

The private family funeral service on Monday February 22, 2021 at Wiebe Funeral Home in Winkler with interment at the Rosengart Cemetery. 

We, the family would like to thank Kiley and the staff at Wiebe Funeral Home for their support and guidance through the process. We also thank the Winkler Police and the EMT’s for their quick response and kindness, as well as Dr. Woelk for his services and kind words. Thanks as well for all your prayers, text messages, phone calls and food. Donations may be made in George’s memory to Children’s Camps International. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements

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