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Klassen Funeral Home

1897 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB

OBITUARY

Michael Joachim

June 21, 1952August 22, 2019
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Forever Remembered

It is with sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Joachim, surrounded by his family on August 22, 2019 at the age of 67 years.

Son of the late Walter Joachim and of the late Ruth Joachim (nee Garbe). He was also predeceased by his brother Lutz Joachim.

Loving husband of Lori Joachim(nee Hrychuk). Beloved father of Lisa Joachim (Dennis), and Stephanie Joachim (Petar). Michael is survived by his brothers Peter Joachim (Peggy), and Klaus Joachim. Sisters Monika Dieleman, and Rosie Arsenault, and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday August 29th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.at Klassen Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kilcona Park Dog Club Inc.

  • FAMILY

  • Loving husband of Lori Joachim(nee Hrychuk).

    Beloved father of Lisa Joachim (Dennis), and Stephanie Joachim (Petar).

    Michael is survived by his brothers Peter Joachim (Peggy), and Klaus Joachim. Sisters Monika Dieleman, and Rosie Arsenault, and many nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Kilcona Park Dog Club Inc.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 29, 2019

Memories

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James Duruaku

September 12, 2019

It was very, very sad to hear about the passing of Michael. I met Michael and Lori about 2 years ago and I am very proud to say that he was truly a lovely human being with a beautiful heart, well refined gentleman that I am very honoured and privileged to have served.

May our wonderful God of love and kindness grant his soul a peaceful rest and his family the grace and courage to bear this painful loss.

I will keep Lori and the rest of his family in my prayers.

Petra Funk

September 6, 2019

We loved Mike and will miss him greatly. My favorite memory will always be when you guys first moved onto our street. I had the tendency to lock myself out of the house. Once Mike heard me in the back trying to figure out how to get in. He was very happy to share with me (jokingly) about his breaking into homes ability. As he broke into our home for me. I was grateful for his help but since i did not know him very well at the time, he kind of scared me when he referred to his "dark past". Of course later i got to know him better, realizing how caring and kind he really was. Fear was quickly replaced with a friendly neighbour relationship. Always thinking of and praying for you Lori.

Lisa & Dustin Dean

September 5, 2019

Our hearts absolutely break for you Lori, Stephanie, Lisa and family. Mike (Mr. Mike) stole our hearts. We have so many touching memories that we will hold onto forever. Mike was so quick with the jokes. Even just a week before his passing walking up to my husband as he cut the lawn with a no sleeve shirt. Telling him “you can’t be walking around with those guns out”. Or when he met our new dog and asked me why it looked like he got hit in the face with a frying pan (Boston terrier). I cherish the dinner date, the coffee dates, the thanksgiving at Mom’s, the chats, the times Mike would always drop anything to help us. He always had a tool we had to borrow, taught us how to break into our home when we were locked out, ate all my baking (burnt or not), and had the best smile that would light up a room. We will forever miss Mr. Mike. May you find comfort in all of the memories made.

Astrid Hagemann

September 5, 2019

Dear Lori, dear family,
when we saw the tribute video with all the photos of Mike, a lot of memories came back. So many tears were shed...
We love Mike so much and we felt very close to him. It's unimaginable that we'll never see him again! We will always remember Mike as the strong, lovable and humorous man on our garden party. Miss his very special smile...
We're so sorry for you and know how you feel. But for sure the day will come when you think of Mike without tears and with a smile on your face.
Love you all, Astrid and Bernd
from Hamburg, Germany

Stephanie Joachim

September 3, 2019

To the man I was fortunate enough to call "Dad,"

Since you left the minutes without you feel like days, and the days in turn feel like years, yet when I close my eyes at night it’s like I'm having a terrible dream from which I can not wake. Knowing that this missing part of me will never return has proven to be unbearable at best. My heart physically hurts, as if it were broken right down the middle, and I fear it may never be repaired. There is an emptiness in my being, that one could only feel from such an inconceivable loss, and I spend the majority of my time feeling completely lost. But as I sit alone, feeling the wind on my face, and hearing the sound of rustling leaves, I sense your presence right in front of me. I can not hear your voice or feel your hug but I know that you surround me, keeping me safe and forever watching over us from up above.

All the lessons you have instilled and skills you have taught will forever be with me. Thank you for always showing me kindness, truth, compassion, humor, determination, strength and most importantly love. Your demonstration of resiliency through all obstacles in life will be something I strive towards.

The finality of your passing still does not feel real, but I know that part of your soul will be with me forever. If I could change anything it would be creating a world for you where you felt no pain, you never suffered and you were granted happiness versus despair. I’m deeply sorry this was unfortunately not the case in the latter part of life, but I hope and pray you are in such a place now, at peace from all hurt. It was the hardest thing to watch you go, and I will miss you more than you could ever know. You will never be forgotten, that simply can not be, as long as I am living I will carry you with me, and when my time comes I’ll join you there, wherever you may be.

Love you forever,
Stephie

Lori Joachim

August 31, 2019

My Dearest Husband and Best Friend (Boog)

The rain falls, as do my tears,
As I sit in your chair and replay all our amazing years,
I remember your scent and your soft kiss,
That gentle touch you had and that smile I deeply miss,
When you passed I felt your last heartbeat,
I felt a piece of your soul come to me, which will be treasured and in my heart forever I will keep,
We always promised each other we will meet again,
We will pick up where we left off because our love will forever remain,
You will now have no more suffering or pain,
Where ever you are my love, it is certainly there gain.

You will never leave my heart
Forever yours,
Lori

Annette Fleming

August 27, 2019

Dear Lisa, Stephanie and family. We are so very sorry for the loss of your dad. I will remember him always as a happy, laughing , kind hearted man. Always an animal lover, his kindness and compassion were demonstrated by love for his own family pets and any injured wildlife he could help.
Lisa, your dad nurtured your love for animals. May his love for you and Stephanie keep you strong and carry your hearts through this difficult time.
Much love, Annette and Larry

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Biography

Michael Joachim

It is with sorrow and sadness that we announce the passing of Michael Joachim, surrounded by his family on August 22, 2019 at the age of 67 years.

Son of the late Walter Joachim and of the late Ruth Joachim (nee Garbe). He was also predeceased by his brother Lutz Joachim.

Loving husband of Lori Joachim(nee Hrychuk). Beloved father of Lisa Joachim (Dennis), and Stephanie Joachim (Petar). Michael is survived by his brothers Peter Joachim (Peggy), and Klaus Joachim. Sisters Monika Dieleman, and Rosie Arsenault, and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held Thursday August 29th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.at Klassen Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kilcona Park Dog Club Inc.