I want to let those of you who are waiting for orders or editing that we had a death in the family and so I am behind in my work. The service for my uncle will be on Friday and right now we are busy with getting a slideshow together and making arrangements for the funeral.
My uncle was very important to me and to my brother as our father passed away 21 years ago and my uncle was our connection to the past and to that side of the family. Our father and his brother, my uncle were very close and best of friends.
It was horrible to see him pass away from Alzheimer’s Disease; a slow death that robbed him of his personality and all that was him. Our uncle, although he passed away on Sunday, was actually gone a year ago.
This is the notice that will be in the paper tomorrow.
On Oct. 18th our beloved husband, uncle and friend passed away at the age of 92 in Middlechurch Nursing Home, where he had resided for the past 17 months.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 62 years, Caroline Lotz, his sister Elizabeth in Germany, many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his brother and best friend, Conrad.
Johann (John) was born on Jan.22, 1923 in Yugoslavia. He moved to Germany after the war and then immigrated to Winnipeg in 1956, where he worked for Moore’s Quilting for the next 30 years.
Johann was a man who made friends wherever he went and was the life of many social gatherings. He loved to bowl, take his dog Balkie for walks, dance, tell stories and spend time with his friends.
Thank you to the wonderful staff at Middlechurch Nursing Home for the wonderful care they provided to John.
John lived life to the fullest and will be missed by many.
Service to be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2528 King Edward St,,on Friday, Oct. 23rd at 10:00 .m. Interment will follow at Glen Eden Funeral Home, 4477 Main St.
Pallbearers will be: David McWilliams, Blaine Cornwell, Jim Lotz, Carl Lotz and Ivan Pisker.