We announce the peaceful passing of our mother Henrietta Schroeder (nee Hildebrand) on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Tabor Home in Morden, MB. Henrietta passed away at the age of 96.
Predeceased by her husband John, parents Peter & Katharina and 9 brother and sisters.
She is survived by children:
Wes & Mary Lou Schroeder of Morden, MB
Lucille & Barry Bell of Morden, MB
Randy Schroeder of Ottawa, ON
Frieda & Lee McDougall of Red Deer, AB
Lori Clayton of Edmonton, AB
Curt & Marilee Schroeder of Winnipeg, MB
Also survived by 9 grandchildren:
Erin Tyler Rowan
and 13 great grandchildren
Mom was born in Edinburgh, MB on June 13, 1925. Throughout her life she lived in various cities and towns across the country. Mom was not happy if she was not working in some capacity and always found employment. She had a need to be of service. Whether it was through paid employment or volunteer work, mom was a hard worker. Mom had many jobs and wore many hats. Nothing was too menial. She worked from fish canneries, to hospitality, to nursing homes, to Tupperware and caretaking. As mom moved into retirement her focus changed to volunteer work at the local Thrift Store, Friendship Center and Tabor.
Mom was also a champion of underdogs. Wherever they moved, mom always found a friend and that friend was often times someone who was not quite accepted by others, needed help in some way, or just simply needed a friend. She may have had some complaints in life, but helping others was never one of them. And with her kids and grandkids, if someone needed help cleaning, painting, moving or anything, mom was there!
If that wasn’t enough, mom filled any extra her time sharing her great sense of humour while enjoying coffee and laughing with people, playing rummy, puzzling, playing board games like scrabble and word games. Mom did not like to be idle.
To honor mom and all she gave, viewing will be held on Thursday, September 16th, 2021 at the Wiebe Funeral Home in Altona from 1 – 9 pm.
A Celebration of Life will be held September 17, 2021 at 2 pm at the Bergthaler Church in Altona, MB with Tabor Chaplain Gerald Neufeld officiating. Interment with the immediate family (at the family plot), will precede the service at the Altona Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, if friends and family so wish, donation may be made in Henrietta Schroeders’s memory to Tabor Home, Morden, MB.
The family would appreciate it if those attending the service be fully vaccinated.
A video recording of the service is available by clicking on the video link below.