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Born: Feb 23, 1942

Date of Passing: May 29, 2020

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February 23, 1942 - May 29, 2020

With broken hearts we held her hand and said goodbye on May 29, 2020, following a battle with terminal cancer.
Left to treasure her memory are son Kevin (Heather) Deibert, daughter Nancy (Rob) Drysdale, grandchildren, Ian, Sarah and Taylor, as well as extended family and friends. Edna was predeceased by her parents, Bertha and Vernon Mouck, husband of 52 years, Gerald (Jerry) Deibert, brother Ernie Mouck, and in-laws, John and Eva Deibert, Hank Elder, Lucy Mouck, Gilbert Deibert and Joyce Bergman.
We honour and remember a generous, caring, clever and gentle soul. More comfortable behind the scenes than in the spotlight, she was our maker of treats, spoiler of loved ones, nurturer and biggest supporter.
Edna was born and raised in Dauphin, MB. During high school she moved with her family to Edmonton, AB for a brief stay before striking out on her own. In 1961, at the tender age of 19, she married Jerry Deibert in Saskatoon, SK where they began their life together. She became a mom in 1962 with the birth of Kevin.
As a young wife and mother Edna lived for a short time in Nanton, AB, and here welcomed their daughter Nancy in 1965. Following a short stay in Shellmouth, SK they spent seven years in Gillam, MB where she enjoyed the camaraderie and friendships borne of life in an isolated northern community. In 1974 the family moved to Winnipeg. Edna worked for many years in administration at Woolco in St. Vital Mall. Many fond memories were made on family road-trips, and holiday time spent in Gilbert Plains, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw with extended family.
Throughout her life Edna demonstrated a quiet strength and can-do attitude, with a stubborn streak that helped push many projects to completion. At home, gardens and flowers were planted and tended, things were sewn, crafted, knit, cross-stitched, wallpapered, permed, pickled, cooked and baked, and sometimes burnt - in that damn oven. She enjoyed a good laugh, and with a glint in her eye, appreciated a bit of cheekiness. Her needs and wants in life were modest, and she found joy in nature and simple pleasures. Hours of Bridge, Yahtzee, Scrabble, Thirty-one and various word games were played.
In 1995 Edna happily welcomed daughter-in-law Heather, and son-in-law Rob to her family. Her heart swelled with love in 1997, 1998 and 2001 with the birth of each grandchild, and she set about building traditions and special bonds with each of them. She put others first, and never was this more evident than during the 20 years she spent as ally and caregiver to Jerry through his declining health; seldom and reluctantly asking for help. Though their travel capacity was limited, together they made lasting memories on a bus excursion through the States, camping adventures with Fran and Rosalie, and several mini getaways. In her 70s, recently widowed and living alone for the first time, Edna relearned to drive, got an iphone and embraced a new-found independence. She discovered a love for travel and delighted in trips to Palm Springs, the east coast of Canada, Phoenix, and the San Diego area, the last trip shared with both her kids in January 2019.
In keeping with Mom's wishes cremation has taken place and the family will gather for a private interment.
Our sincere gratitude to Palliative Care Manitoba (nurse Shawn) for the compassionate support Mom received while at home, and to Riverview Palliative Care for caring for Mom in her final days when we could no longer do so.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 06, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Kevin and Nancy - Our sincere condolences to you and your families at this difficult time. - Posted by: Ryan and Shannon Ellard (Friend) on: Jun 09, 2020

  • My thoughts and prayers go to you all. “How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. Goodness how the time has flown. How did it get so late so soon?” Dr. Seuss - Posted by: Brenda Lanois (Niece) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • My heart and prayers are with you Kevin and Nancy. So many wonderful memories when I was young with your family. Your Mom and Dad are very special to me. May they both Rest In Peace together til we meet again. Peace. - Posted by: Tim Deibert (Nephew ) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • I send my heart-felt condolences to Kevin, Nancy, Heather, Rob, Ian, Taylor and Sarah. I know that the grandchildren had a special relationship with Edna and Gerry and that the memory of Edna will remain with them for a lifetime. Kevin and Nancy, my prayers are with you and your family. Love, Lorne. - Posted by: Lorne Deibert (Brother-in-law) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing Moms are special people, we are thinking of you Nancy and your family. Your Mom was a beautiful person inside and out, you and your family are in our mind and prayers. In loving memory of your Mother. From your Neighborhood Friends. Tracy and Graeme Pearson - Posted by: Tracy and Graeme Pearson (Friend and Neighbor) on: Jun 06, 2020

  • Our deepest sorrow to Kevin and Nancy - Posted by: Wayne & Eva Mouck (cousin) on: Jun 06, 2020

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