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Born: Jul 31, 1934

Date of Passing: Dec 14, 2020

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July 31,
1934 - December 14, 2020

Edmund Wittenberg passed away peacefully at East Gate Lodge in Beausejour.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ferdinand and Johanna; his brothers, Henry, Clarence, Alfred; his sister Gertrude; and his beloved son Raymond.
Edmund will be remembered by his loving wife of 49 years, Edith (nee Gibbons); his daughter Cindy (Paul) and his grandchildren, Heidi and Matthew. He also leaves behind his sister Ida; sister-in-law Patricia; nieces and nephews; as well as many friends.
Edmund was born on July 31, 1934 near Whitemouth, Manitoba. Most of his life was spent working on the farm in River Hills. Edmund also worked in Big Whiteshell, cutting and hauling timber. Many cottages in the area were built from the lumber he supplied. Edmund was skilled at mechanics and construction and was very business minded. His entrepreneurial ideas led him to introduce leaf cutter bees and certified alfalfa seed to the area.
Edmund married Edith in June 1971 and they had two children. The family worked together on the farm. In their later years, they made more time for travel. Edmund believed in working hard and making the most of what he had. He was grateful for what life gave him and instilled in his family the importance of generosity and sharing.
The family would like to thank all the staff at East Gate Lodge, especially the Rose Unit, for their exceptional care and support.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East Gate Lodge Recreation, Box 1690, Beausejour, MB R0E 0C0.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, an immediate family service has been arranged.

CREMATORIUM, Beausejour 204-268-3510 or
MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • My sympathy to the family. Edmund was a great friend and a kind, friendly, thoughtful man. From many years during his time on the farm in River Hills to visits at Eastgate Lodge, all his life, Edmund was always a pleasure to be around. Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: David Fiebelkorn (Friend ) on: Jan 07, 2021

  • RIP my friend, thinking of you Edith and family. Not an easy time, hugs. Marilyn - Posted by: Marilyn Ewanochko (Friend) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • Edith Our sincerest sympathy. I always liked Edmund, he was honest to a fault with a great sense of humour! Know that prayers are coming your way from the Klaprat family. - Posted by: Randall Klaprat (Friend ) on: Dec 20, 2020

  • Sending condolences to you Aunt Edith. I just found out this morning. Uncle Edmund was my Godfather, and he always held a special place in my heart. I had hoped to visit him in his home, to reminisce about the little things, like weiner roasts and the twirling “airplane” game where he swung me round and round until he fell down too! Going for drives to check the fields and only pointing out the caterpillars on each stalk after we had gone 100 feet and he wouldn’t carry me back to the truck! And Cinnamon Dentyne gum... just like the gum he enjoyed, he was a spicy uncle! His fun and generous nature will always be remembered. My sympathies to everyone. - Posted by: Caroline Lange (Niece & Goddaughter ) on: Dec 19, 2020

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