24 October, 1936 – 26 April, 2021
Remembered with Love
It is with deep sadness that the family of Eduard Lemke announces his passing on April 26, 2021 at the age of 84, peacefully, at the St. Boniface Hospital.
Ed was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Ingeborg, and his sister, Wanda Tober. He will be missed and lovingly remembered by his children Ron (Debbie) Lemke, Dennis Lemke, and Monica (Sam) Lercara, his sister Anna-Marie Lylyk, dear friend Valerie Poshtar, his grandchildren Michael (Stephanie) Lemke, Daniel (Kyla) Lemke, Rebecca (Ryan) Harry, and Julia Lercara, as well as eight great-grandchildren.
Born on October 24, 1936, Ed spent his childhood in Germany and Poland, and arrived in Canada in 1953, settling in Winnipeg. In October 1960 he married Inge, and they raised their two sons and daughter in a loving and happy home. Ed worked in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Manitoba for 32 years and retired in 1995.
Ed loved the outdoors and being out on the water. During the summer of 1958, after 65 hours of practice, he and his friend Manfred put their canoe in the water in Edmonton, and paddled an historic route to Winnipeg along the North Saskatchewan River and Lake Winnipeg. Many happy summers were spent camping, fishing, and picking blueberries at the family trailer in Ontario. He also enjoyed photographing family events, helping others with construction and repairs, playing chess, ping pong, Scrabble, cribbage and Sudoku puzzles, and listening to opera and classical music. Ed’s ability to creatively fix almost anything, his broad knowledge of so many things, and his wisdom will be sadly missed by his children. Ed will be remembered for his kindness, his positive attitude and easygoing nature, and his devotion to his family.
Arrangements are being made with Thomson “In the Park” Funeral Home to hold a private family service.
A private family service will be held.
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2 May 2021
Deepest condolences to Ron, Dennis and Monica and their families on the loss of Ed. We have been his and Inge's neighbors over the back fence for over 40 years. Ed was a great neighbor and we will miss the conversations in the summer over the back fence covering a large array of topics. Ed was a very dear and kind soul who we will miss a lot. A kind of person anyone would want living next to you.
Rest in peace, Ed.
Bob and Susan Taylor
1 May 2021
I was sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I worked in the Faculty of Engineering in the Dean’s office. Your dad was without a doubt one of the good ones. We could always count on him to help when called and he helped me on many occasions. I sometimes had coffee with him and I remember his dedication to your mom. He talked about her all the time. And about the three of you!! A gentle giant with a heart of gold. I happened to drive by your home on Byng last week and wondered if he was still there. You were lucky to have had him for 84 years as a dad. I know you have wonderful memories to sustain you as you go on without him. My most sincere condolences.