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Born: Jun 27, 1936

Date of Passing: Aug 29, 2020

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June 27, 1936 – August 29, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tony Driedger at the age of 84. He passed away peacefully at the St. Boniface Hospital surrounded by family.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 62 years, Marie (nee Derksen); children, Valerie (Gerry), Keith (Antonine), Birdena and Karl (Brenda); grandchildren, Danielle (Rob), David (Jessica), Karine (Kyle), Kristina (Brandon), Justin, Jordan (Ally) and Jonathan; and four great-granddaughters, Kaydance, Melodee, Ariana and Cloé.
Tony also leaves to mourn his brothers and sisters, Abe (Hilda), Cornelius (Elsie), Bernie (Irene), Henrietta (Marvin); sister-in-law Katherina (Katie); as well as other in-laws, nieces and nephews who were dear to him.
Tony was predeceased by parents, Helena and Abram; sisters, Helen and Cornelia (Nellie) and brother Erdman (Eddie).
Due to the current safety practices with COVID-19, a private service will be held on Friday, September 4 at Braeside Evangelical Church, Pastor Dan Cormie officiating.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Mennonite Central Committee, or any charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the St. Boniface Hospital (5E) for their care and kindness during this difficult time.

"Grace covers it all."

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 03, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to your family. It’s been quite a few years since I stayed with Tony & Marie , but we had a great time visiting . Wishing you all the best . - Posted by: Richard Wiebe (Cousin ) on: Sep 09, 2020

  • Birdena , Valerie and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Take care and be gentle on yourselves. - Posted by: Diane McMillan (Friend) on: Sep 06, 2020

  • We will miss the twinkle of his eyes and his dry sense of humour. We will also miss him at the club's weekly cribbage games which he enjoyed. Our deepest sympathies to Marie and her family. - Posted by: Raymond and Jeannette Bacon (Friends and tenants at Peter and Paul Manor) on: Sep 04, 2020

  • Deepest sympathy to Marie and family on the loss of a beloved husband, father and friend - Posted by: Patricia Psooy (friend) on: Sep 03, 2020

  • Our deepest condolences to Marie and family on the passing of Tony! Tony truly was one of a kind. He always made a point of connecting with us either at church or at our business. Hugs to everyone! - Posted by: Allan and Janet Fast (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2020

  • I believe I taught with Tony at W.C. Miller in Altona in the 1960s. Sincere condolences to Marie and Tony’s family. Cheryl (Moore) Willis - Posted by: Cheryl Willis (Former colleague) on: Sep 03, 2020

  • Birdena and Family, I am so saddened to hear of the passing of your Father. I am keeping you all in my prayers. - Posted by: Allison Harder (friend) on: Sep 03, 2020

  • We have only met Tony for a short while. He was such a pleasant man and fabulous neighbour. Reminded us so much of Jim's Dad. He showed love and compassion. We will miss you so much Tony. Marie, we are only a step away. Our prayers and condolences to the family. - Posted by: Jim and Lou Daeninck (Neighbour) on: Sep 03, 2020

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