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Klassen Funeral Home

1897 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB

OBITUARY

Betty (Elizabeth) Wadien

October 17, 1932October 9, 2019

Forever Remembered

BETTY (ELIZABETH) WADIEN OCT 17,1932 – OCT 09, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother on Wednesday, October 9th, at the Maples Personal Care Home (Winnipeg) at the age of 86 years young.

Betty will lovingly remembered by her children, Betty-Anne Yarych (Richard), Della Hurley, Timothy Hurley (Cheryl), Rebbecca Albert (Gilles), her eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, as well as her sisters; Nancy McGregor, Karen Frank and Linda Buffie, and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was predeceased by her husband Reinhold (Ray) Wadien (2015), and her sisters Ruth, Dona and Shirley. Betty will be greatly missed and remembered for the kindness and care that she bestowed on those who were lucky enough to have crossed her path; she really had a heart of gold! Her professional life ranged from working as an instructor for the Singer Sewing Company in the 1950's, a knitting machine instructor, and, an office worker (and manager) for Crawley McCracken.

Her generous volunteer work consisted of knitting hats, socks and sweaters for premature infants at the Children's Hospital, as well as toques, scarves and mittens for the Christmas Cheer Board. She was extraordinarily talented and her hobbies ranged from gardening, knitting, needlepoint, sewing, quilting, and many more creative crafts which were all gifts of love.

The love and care she gave to animals, whether cats, rabbits or birds had no bounds; she loved them all.

Special thanks to the management, staff and residents of the Maples Personal Care Home, Winnipeg. A service will be held on Oct 17, 2019 at 10:00 am, with a viewing from 9:30 - 10:00 am at Klassen Funeral Home, 1897 Henderson Hwy. The service will be officiated by a longtime family friend, Gerhard Friesen (with many special thanks). Interment will follow at Glen Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd between 1:00 - 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to charity of your choice.

“You’ll always be in our hearts”

  • FAMILY

  • Betty will lovingly remembered by her children, Betty-Anne Yarych (Richard), Della Hurley, Timothy Hurley (Cheryl), Rebbecca Albert (Gilles), her eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, as well as her sisters; Nancy McGregor, Karen Frank and Linda Buffie, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Betty was predeceased by her husband Reinhold (Ray) Wadien (2015), and her sisters Ruth, Dona and Shirley.

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 17, 2019

Memories

Betty (Elizabeth) Wadien

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Nancy Albert

October 18, 2019

Mom was a very special person. She touched the hearts of everyone she knew. She donated items to the children's hospital that she knitted for premature babies, as well as other charities. Animals and people alike were drawn to her. A very caring person who will be missed on a daily basis. Love you mom. Rebbie xoxoxoxo

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY