A memorial service for Hilda will be held at 2:00PM on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at the Altona Mennonite Church with interment prior at the Winkler Cemetery.
Hilda Funk (nee Fast)

1928 - 2022 

Hilda Funk, 94, of Altona, MB formerly of Rosenfeld passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at East View Place Personal Care Home. 

She is survived by her sons; Ed and his wife, Lois; Douglas, and his wife, Carla; Calvin and his wife, Joan and Derrick and his wife, Claire. Hilda was grandma to nine grandchildren and to four great-grandchildren. 

Mom was born in Winkler in 1928 to Heinrich and Elizabeth Fast. She spent most of her early years growing up in Saskatchewan before returning to Manitoba as a teenager. In 1947 she met the love of her life. Ed and Hilda were married in 1950 and farmed near Rosenfeld for thirty years until retiring. In their retirement they travelled to thirty countries, spent a significant amount of time with their children and grandchildren, were active in the community and were committed members of a local church. Mom was never someone who sought the spotlight but was happy to be in the background. She made the rest of us look good without taking any of the credit. Mom and Dad enjoyed spending time with their friends; they spent a great deal of time birding, fishing, playing cards and driving the roads of southern Manitoba. In 1996 Mom and Dad made the move to Winkler. This began a new chapter in their lives. They started attending Grace Mennonite Church and made many new friends. Church was always an important part of Mom’s faith, and it was difficult for her when Dad’s health prevented them from attending regularly. Mom moved into East View Place in May of this year, and we are thankful for the excellent care she was given in her short time there. The family would like to extend their profound thankfulness to staff of East View. When Dad died back in 2017, Mom’s life was impacted significantly. They were each other’s lives and losing Dad was so very hard. A few days ago, as we were cleaning up Mom’s things, we took a picture down of the two of them. On the back was a handwritten note Mom must have written shortly after Dad died. It said, “My first love, my forever love. Can’t wait to be with you in heaven”. We mourn the loss of our mother but are so very happy that our parents are finally reunited in heaven. Our mother will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements

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