OBITUARY

Gertrude Bippus

4 March , 193121 March , 2019
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Lovingly Remembered

It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Gertrude Bippus on March 21, 2019 at the age of 88.

Left to mourn are her daughters Linda (George) and Eileen (Gerald); grandchildren Michael (Chelsea), Christina (Anthony), Lisa (Ben), Ellis and Lana; and her great grandchildren Lily, Bennett and Oliver and her younger sister Maria in Germany.

She was predeceased by her husband Ernst and sister Monica.

Mom and Dad immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1956 without any family and not knowing a word of English. They quickly learned English, assimilated into Canadian life, soon after they started a family and Mom became a home maker raising her two daughters.

Mom was widowed far too young at the age of 65 and had to endure a left mastectomy followed by a brain tumour in the two years following. But she never gave up. After months of rehabilitation, Mom was able to return to her home and lived there for another 17 years until the second brain tumour began to take its toll. For two years she was a happy resident of Irene Baron Eden Centre where she enjoyed her “neighbours”, the many activities and the good food.

Special thanks to the staff of Irene Baron Eden Centre for their care and compassion for Mom and more recently to the staff at Seven Oaks General Hospital, 3rd Floor Unit 2.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Klassen Funeral Home, 1897 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba or a charity of one’s choosing.

  • FAMILY

  • Left to mourn are her daughters Linda (George) and Eileen (Gerald); grandchildren Michael (Chelsea), Christina (Anthony), Lisa (Ben), Ellis and Lana; and her great grandchildren Lily, Bennett and Oliver and her younger sister Maria in Germany.

    She was predeceased by her husband Ernst and sister Monica.
  • DONATIONS

  • Cancer Care Manitoba

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, 26 March , 2019
REMEMBERING

Gertrude Bippus

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Gertrude Bippus

5 April 2019

We'll never forget our visits in Winnipeg, we always got a very warm welcome. Thank you for all.
Your nephew Edgar with family.

Ron & Christine Davey

26 March 2019

Condolences to all the family. Your Gramma was an amazingly strong woman who overcame some tough obstacles late in life, and was therefore able to share in some of the highlights of family life; the marriages of her grandchildren and the births of her great-grandchildren. What joy you brought to her life! God bless one and all and may Gertrude rest in peace.

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