Tena Rempel (nee Falk), passed away peacefully December 4, 2020 at Salem Home in Winkler.
She was born to Johann and Elizabeth Falk on February 7, 1931 at Kleinstadt, Manitoba (near Altona). Mom, along with her twin sister Mary were the 4th and 5th of 7 children. Mom was baptized upon confession of her faith in the spring of 1948. She grew up on the family farm where she eventually met David Rempel. They were married in the Altona Sommerfeld Church on May 23, 1948 and were blessed with 1 daughter & 3 sons, and nearly 60 years together.
Mom worked in the Altona sewing factory for 22 years. When she was still well enough she prided herself on going for walks daily. Mom‘s interest included journaling, reading, crossword puzzles and quilting. She loved quilting and made many, many quilts and passed them on to three generations of her family.
After Dad passed away Mom took several road trips to Alberta and BC. Mom enjoyed visiting with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Shortly after dad passed away in 2007 Mom moved to Winkler where she met many new friends and resided until August of this year when she moved to Salem Home where she made many new friends once again. Everyone who got to know her, including her care givers, loved her gentle and kind nature.
Tena was predeceased by her parents Johann and Elizabeth Falk, her husband David Rempel, three brothers and three sisters and one grandson Chadwynne. She is survived by her children Irene (Jake) Buhler, Ron (Marilyn) Rempel, Harold (Carol) Rempel, Ken (Kathy) Rempel, her 12 grandchildren, Valerie (Peter) Dyck, Gerald (Anhelia) Buhler, Allan Buhler, Loretta (Randy) Dyck, Harvey (Lindsay) Buhler, Matthew (Yvonne) Rempel, Bradley (Sarah) Rempel, Dustin (Justine) Rempel, Lindsay (Kevin) Bouchard, Rebecca (Jake) Harder, Rose (Herman) Rempel, and Sharon Rempel, and 33 great grandchildren.
On behalf of the family we would like to say a big thank you to the staff at Salem Home for the great care of Mom received. Thank you also to Wiebe Funeral Home of Altona.
A private funeral service will be held with burial at the Hochstadt Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Tena may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
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