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MILDRED ESTHER JUHNKE (ELS)

Born: Dec 09, 1932

Date of Passing: Oct 26, 2020

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MILDRED ESTHER JUHNKE

With deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Mildred Juhnke (nee Els), wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born on December 9, 1932, in Medicine Hat, AB.
Mildred passed away October 26, 2020, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. She was a resident at Golden Links Lodge, Winnipeg at the time of her passing.
She is survived by David, her husband of 60 years; two daughters, Jan (Lisle), and Barb (Gilbert); two sons, Ian, and Paul (Carrie); and 16 grandchildren, Will, Beckah, Alex, Dan, Megan, Ashleen, Jordan, Eric, Jocelyn, Philip, Lauren, Maddie, Peyton, Jacqueline, Jeanine, and Jenevieve; and six great-grandchildren, Carson, Trinity, Kaydence, Sadie, Hazel and Emmett. She is survived by one brother Herb (Linda), a very loved daughter-in-law Amanda, and many nieces and nephews.
Mildred was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Mary Els; a brother Eddie in infancy; two sisters, Lydia Streck and Loreen Wright; nieces and nephews.
Many friends in Pinawa will miss her.
Mildred received her RN Diploma at the Yorkton General Hospital. She worked in Yorkton, Regina, Yellowknife and Ottawa before becoming a fulltime Mom. As the children grew older, she worked at the Pinawa Daycare Centre for several years. She took pride in her home, and her annual and perennial flower beds. Her excellent cooking and baking skills were always looked forward to by our many family gatherings.
Mildred and David enjoyed many trips from coast to coast in Canada and visited many states in the US. They also enjoyed cruises in the Caribbean. Vacations were never lengthy because after a month or so she missed her home and family. Visiting family across the country held a very dear place in her heart as well.
Mildred's faith was very important to her. Each night before going to bed she was found reading her Bible and praying. Mom was an active member in the Pinawa Lutheran Church. She has truly missed each and everyone of her church family since moving to Golden Links Lodge.
Mildred was an avid walker with Sharon, Marjorie, Agnes and Joan. She challenged herself to learn to swim after the kids were gone from home. Many summer days were spent swimming in the river or down at the pool. Mildred enjoyed her crafts group (thank you for your friendship) and many of the family were recipients of handmade treasures.
The family wishes to thank all those who have cared for Mildred over the years, especially those at the Pinawa Hospital and Golden Links Lodge. You were angels for Mildred and our family during difficult and joyous times.
Donations in Mildred's memory may be made to Golden Links Lodge or the Parkinson Canada Foundation.
A memorial service for Mildred will be held at a later date due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

SOBERING FUNERAL CHAPEL &
CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
204-268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220
www.soberingfuneralchapel.com

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 31, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Jan, Lisle and family. I'm so sorry to learn of your mom and grandma's passing. I admired her energy and zest for life. What a privilege for you to have a monarch who valued family more than anything else. Lots of love to you all. - Posted by: Jodi Wiersma (Friend ) on: Dec 09, 2020

  • Condolences to the family. We meet at Golden Links Lodge. Lionel & Pamela Sabourin - Posted by: Pamela Sabourin (Friend) on: Oct 31, 2020

  • Dear Dave and family....I am so sorry for your loss. I was very fond of Mildred and also very appreciative of her support and care during the time I was pastor at a Pinawa Lutheran Church. She will be greatly missed. I pray you find peace and comfort in God’s promise of eternal care for you and for Mildred. Peace be with you. Pastor Kolleen - Posted by: Kolleen Karlowsky-Clark (Former pastor) on: Oct 31, 2020

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