Helen Braun (nee Neufeld) of Altona, formerly Morden, peacefully entered her heavenly home with Jesus on May 10, 2021 at the Altona Community Memorial Health Centre, at the age of 86. She was born on November 7, 1934.
Mom is survived by her loving husband Menno Braun of 63 years, her two sons Stephen (Lois), Clarence (Barb), and one daughter Judith (John). She also leaves behind four grandchildren: Jen, Nicole, Josh, and Alyssa; three great-grandchildren: Endre, Matthew, and Harvey Dean. She is survived by three sisters: Martha, Marion, and Emma. Two brothers: Jack and Hank.
Helen always enjoyed education, learning, and she passed that on to her students. She enjoyed her long teaching career. She was a lover of music and enjoyed playing piano, the organ piano, along with singing. She enjoyed teaching the recorder and introduced the handbell choir at the school where she taught and traveled all over southern Manitoba entertaining people on weekends.
One would know that Mom loved the Lord. Her smile would always light up the room. Despite her physical struggles, she was always energetic, bubbly, and cheerful. She was a selfless lady. Always looking to see where she can help out. She enjoyed reading, knitting, making jewelry with beads, cooking and baking and is still known for her fabulous white buns—numerous people asked for her recipe.
Mom was always involved in church activities, teaching Sunday School, sung in the choir, youth leader along with dad, president of the Homemakers Ladies’ group—they still get together once a month at The Gardens On Tenth.
At the Gardens On Tenth, there were numerous activities held, and mom attended Bible Study, voluntarily played piano and helped with crafts for the people in the other section of The Gardens. She so enjoyed the weekly card making and playing Bingo, and once in a while the exercise classes.
A private graveside service will be held at the Altona Cemetery. Viewing will be at the temporary location of Wiebe Funeral Home Altona (42 Centre Avenue) on Friday, May 14, 2021 from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Donations in memory of Helen may be made to the Canadian Food Grains Bank.
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