Laura passed away peacefully on September 23rd at Rest Haven Care Home in Steinbach.
She was predeceased by her husband Diedrich, her parents Bernhard and Susanna Hamm and siblings Willy, Mary, Margaret and Hilda.
She will be sincerely missed by her loving children Judy (Paul), Ken (Leona), Greg (Janice), Chris (Mike) and nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Laura was born to her parents Bernard and Susanna in Neubergthal Village on April 17, 1931. She was the youngest of five children.
She married Diedrich Doerksen in 1956 and they began their life together in Emerson, where Judy and Ken were born. They later moved to Morris where Greg and Christine completed the family. They spent their retirement years in Steinbach where they could spoil the grandkids. Laura was always ready to help anyone in the community. She volunteered for many causes including canvassing for donations for many worthy and needy organizations as well as giving her time to the MCC and her church. She also supplied daycare for a number of children in the community and then worked for the school board doing janitorial work.
Laura loved walking, quilting, cooking, word puzzles, gardening and going uptown for coffee with her friends. She loved singing and joined in choirs and hymn sings whenever possible and the love of music was with her to the end.
She bestowed kindness to all and was compassionate and empathetic to everyone she met. Their door was always open to family, friends and anyone in need.
We would like to thank Rest Haven Care Home for their amazing love and care they showed for Laura and family.
Thank you sincerely for sharing our sorrow. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated and will always be remembered.
Graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Blumenthal Cemetery. Feel free to bring a lawn chair if you wish. A reception will follow at the Altona Senior Centre. Viewing will be at Wiebe Funeral Home Altona on Wednesday, September 28 from 1:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
Reception to follow at the Altona Senior Centre (39 1st Street SW, Altona, MB)