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Pearl Helena Dueck

Born: Jan 07, 1922

Date of Passing: Jan 01, 2023

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January 7, 1922 - January 1, 2023

Pearl Helena Dueck (nee Kornelsen), born January 7, 1922 in Portage la Prairie Manitoba, slipped away peacefully on January 1, 2023 at the age of 100, in Calgary, Alberta.
She is survived by her children; Allan (Laura Sue) Dueck of Hyattsville, MD. Stanley Dueck of Peterborough, ON. Rosemarie Dueck of Calgary, AB. and Lynnette D'anna of Winnipeg, MB.
She is also survived by grandchildren; Galen (Marion) Enns, Nathan (Kristin) Enns-Kavanagh, Jonathan (Celia Mellinger) Dueck, Timothy (Kathryn) Stoltzfus-Dueck, Hannah (Ryan Good) Dueck, Kyle (Sommer Sanderson) Dueck, Kaitlyn Dueck, Maria (Laine Schuck) Dueck, Carissa (Rogan Campbell) Dueck Warner, Kendra Dueck Warner, Moses (Cathleen Zoske) Dueck, Abra (Alexandre Minev) Dueck, and by her 16 great-grandchildren.
Pearl Helena was predeceased by husband Ben B. Dueck (1917-2004), eldest daughter Luana Dueck (1944-2017) and granddaughter Heather Jocelyn (nee Enns) (1978-2012), both of Saskatoon, SK.
Helena was taken in as a one-year-old by her adoptive parents, Anna (nee Reimer) and Peter U. Kornelsen in 1923. They raised her, along with sister Elizabeth and foster brothers Jacob and Peter Kroeker, in the Manitoba community of Heuboden.
In 1943 at age 21, Helena Kornelson married Ben B. Dueck, son of Anna (nee Barkman) and Peter R. Dueck in the neighbouring village of Kleefeld. Ben's teaching career moved their growing family from Winnipeg to McTavish to Blumenhof to Grunthal before they settled in Steinbach in 1963, where Ben taught English in the high school. They were active members of the Steinbach EMC congregation for more than 40 years.
Pearl Helena's family is grateful to the staff and companions at Newport Harbour Care Centre in Calgary for their dedication to her quality of life during her final years. They also thank Rosemarie Dueck and family for the countless hours they devoted to caring for her. Special thanks to Choice Memorial in Calgary and Birchwood Funeral Chapel in Steinbach for tending to the family's needs professionally and with compassion.
A funeral service with a light lunch and open mic will start at 10:30am on January 25 in the East Chapel at Birchwood Funeral Chapel in Steinbach, MB.
It will be live-streamed at for those unable to attend. Interment will follow. All are invited to join the family for the viewing 6:30-7:30pm on January 24 at Birchwood. The family welcomes donations to MCC Manitoba in lieu of flowers.

As published in The Carillon on Jan 12, 2023

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