Erwin Alfred Gesell
April 11, 1936 – March 10, 2020
Peacefully following a lengthy illness, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Erwin with his family by his side on March 10, 2020 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He will sadly be missed by his wife of 58 years Joyce (Gluck), children Marlene Klimchuk and husband Rob, Marilyn Gesell, Bradley Gesell and wife Jennifer and grandchildren Ryan (Destiny), Anna, Elisa and Andrew, as well as numerous family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Adolf and Elsa (Malkoske) Gesell, brother Arnold and sister-in-law Margaret Gesell.
Erwin was born in Whitemouth in 1936 and grew up in that area until his marriage. He was married September 2, 1961 to Joyce (Gluck) at Grace Lutheran Church in Winnipeg. They resided in Winnipeg together their entire life. Erwin worked for Manitoba Hydro for much of his career as an Automotive/Heavy Equipment Supervisor.
Erwin followed God all his life. He grew up attending Oldenburg Church and ultimately spent his adult life attending Grace Lutheran. He was a man of Faith who read his Bible. The Whitemouth area was dear to his heart. After his parents retired from the farm, he built a cottage on the river where he would enjoy fishing and the nature around. He loved his hobbies, whether he was making fish hooks, wood carving, or fine jewelry. Erwin was a great storyteller and loved nothing better than to have fun, tell jokes and spend time with his family.
Special thanks to the staff at Kildonan PCH for their wonderful care for him over the years.
Service to be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 Kimberly Avenue on March 17th at 11:00am. A private family interment will follow the reception.
Donations may be made in Erwin’s memory to the Parkinson Society Manitoba or Grace Lutheran Church, Winnipeg MB.
- He will sadly be missed by his wife of 58 years Joyce (Gluck), children Marlene Klimchuk and husband Rob, Marilyn Gesell, Bradley Gesell and wife Jennifer and grandchildren Ryan (Destiny), Anna, Elisa and Andrew, as well as numerous family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Adolf and Elsa (Malkoske) Gesell, brother Arnold and sister-in-law Margaret Gesell.
Grace Lutheran Church
211 Kimberly Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Parkinson Society of Manitoba
- Service Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Erwin Alfred Gesell
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March 17, 2020
Brad, Jennifer and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My condolences to you and your family.
March 16, 2020
You have my sympathy. Irwin hired me at Manitoba Hydro and I was always proud to tell everyone about it. I enjoyed working for him and with him. He was always fair and honest with his staff.
March 16, 2020
Joyce, Marlene, Marilyn, Brad and families:. So sorry to hear of Erwin's passing. I have such wonderful memories of time spent with you all. Erwin always smiled and loved to tease. He always had such a positive outlook on everything. Such a good good man. I was blessed to have him as my cousin. Memories are wonderfully comforting.
March 15, 2020
My heart is with your family at this time of loss . Our aquaintence has been in the past years at the Care Home where Erwin was blessed to have such supportive family members . Joyce, you have been an inspriation to me in your dedecated devotion and steadfast care for Erwin . He was well loved . I will always remember his warm smile and his expressive eyes. Though he will be greatly missed, he will be fondly remembered. May he rest in peace.