Erna Ida Weinheimer, nee Bragonier, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on January 11, 2018, at River Park Gardens in Winnipeg.
Born March 23, 1920, in Ohrdorf, Germany and married to Friedrich (Fred) Johann Weinheimer in 1947.
Erna is survived by her children, Kurt, Ernst, Eric, Gary and their partners and spouses and her 9 grandchildren.
A daughter, sibling, wife, mother, gardener, artist, grandmother, widow. As she lived through all these stages of her life, she never failed to demonstrate compassion, strength and independence.
An avid gardener who found serenity amongst her flowers and vegetables Erna went on and became skilled in painting and pottery. As with all her efforts, the outcome was a product of love.
Erna cherished her grandchildren and was always eager to share with them how to garden or to make a craft or to cook. A favorite memory was her willingness to let her grandchildren make breakfast at the cost of a dozen eggs to make 2 sunny side ups. Or making a special garden just for them. Or taking them on adventures in the woods to collect mushrooms or craft supplies.
Erna was always up for a new experience and at age 77 she joined her family on a vacation which had her walking up pyramids, snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins.
She lived her life to the fullest.
Her easy smile and warm heart will be missed.
River Park Gardens was Erna’s last home. Her family will always be grateful for the love and care given to their mother.
Reise Mit Liebe