Jean Zimmermann

Jean Elizabeth Zimmermann (Ferris)

Sunday, April 23rd, 1944 - Sunday, December 6th, 2020
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Jean Elizabeth Zimmermann, 76, of Winnipeg, passed away Sunday December 6, 2020 at the St. Boniface Hospital.

Due to COVID, a private funeral service will be held December 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM. A livestream of the funeral can be viewed at the following link: A private burial will take place following the service at the McDonald Memorial Cemetery.

Jean was born April 23, 1944 in Kansas City, MO, the eldest child of Harry and Mary Ferris. She trusted the Lord Jesus as her Saviour at the tender age of 9 and faithfully followed the Good Shepherd all her life.

Jean graduated in 1962 from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, IA. In 1963, she continued her education in Minneapolis at the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing. Upon completing her nursing training, she worked a further three years at the Swedish Hospital. August 24, 1968 she was united in marriage to Helmut Zimmermann, and subsequently moved to Winnipeg.

In the summer months, for many decades, Jean served faithfully at Faith Bible Camp; first as nurse, followed by a season running the tuck shop, and finally as head cook. She was involved in the assembly teaching Sunday school and contributing to the sisters’ missionary class. Through her service, Jean made many precious friendships over the years. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Jean is survived by her husband of 52 years, Helmut, and children; Mark (Cammie), grandson Toby; Ruth; Andrew (Alyssa), and grandchildren, Brielle and Beau. Sister, Patricia Van Essen; brother John (Ruth) Ferris; sister-in-law Myrna Ferris; sister-in-law Waltraud Glor; sister-in-law Ingrid (Mitch) Tulloch; sister-in-law Hanna Peters; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law, brother Jim, brothers-in-law Klaus Zimmermann, John Van Essen, and Asaph Glor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Bible Camp, 760 Charleswood Road, Winnipeg, MB, R2R 1K6
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  • Service

    Friends Funeral Service
    2146 Main Street
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    Reverend Ed Hughes
  • Interment

    McDonald Memorial Cemetery
    6465 Henderson Hwy
    Gonor, Manitoba
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Private Condolence

Josie Landry

Posted at 03:21pm
Helmet and Family,
Sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one.
May she rest in peace.
Josie Landry

David Van Essen

Posted at 03:07pm
I am so thankful for the example Aunt Jean was to me. What a sweet spirit she had, and so many skills that she used to bless others! I have hand-made gifts that she sent to us when our children were born. I loved her comments on facebook and correspondence at the holidays. Once she wrote about some trees that she and Helmut were removing from their yard. They were planted when they purchased their home a few decades earlier. That story often comes to mind. We all have seasons of planting, growing, and pruning. Her presence will certainly be missed - until we are all reunited with our Savior.

David Van Essen Posted at 03:08pm

That comment was from Desiree Van Essen

David Van Essen

Posted at 03:03pm
Dear Helmut, Mark, Ruth and Andrew -

We are grieving along with you and know this must be a very difficult time for all of you. We are so glad that Jean is now in heaven and free of all pain and suffering. We appreciated being able to see the service along with you today and we will continue to be praying with you.

I am so glad for memories of Aunt Jean in Des Moines at Christmas and of the times we were able to visit Winnipeg growing up. I also just think of the times that you guys traveled great distances in order to be with extended family and share happy times together. Sometimes at Christmas you brought snow with you to the Midwest, sometimes not!

Love, David

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