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Karin Dick

Karin Elizabeth Dick

Wednesday, March 30th, 1949 - Sunday, September 13th, 2020
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KARIN ELIZABETH DICK
Unexpectedly, Karin Elizabeth Dick of Winnipeg, formerly of Elm Creek, passed away at the age of 71. She was predeceased by her parents John and Tina Dick (nee Martens) and her brother Ed. She leaves to mourn two brothers, Peter (Rosa) and Ron (Theresa), her nephews Brian (Linda), Scott (Claire), Keith (Geraldine), Ian, Devin and Adriel, numerous great nephews, great nieces and cousins.

Karin was born March 30,1949 at the old Concordia Hospital. The family lived on a farm near Elm Creek and Karin and her brothers attended Wingham School, 3 miles from the farm. The country was a good place to grow up, with animals, room to play, and friends and relatives often dropping in for the day or just for coffee. Karin enjoyed helping at home which included working in the house, the garden and the yard and for several years she was involved in the local 4-H sewing and cooking clubs. Summers often meant trips to Delta Beach as well as several family vacations.

Karin graduated from Westgate Mennonite Collegiate after attending grades 11 & 12 there while living in residence with nine other girls. It was quite a learning experience for a quiet, country girl. After graduation she earned a teaching certificate at the University of Manitoba and began teaching at a small country school. Karin enjoyed working with children but decided that teaching did not offer the life she wanted. Instead she moved to Winnipeg and obtained a clerical position with the Province of Manitoba where she was employed for 35 years.

After retirement she volunteered with the English Additional Language classes for non-English speaking immigrants. She thoroughly enjoyed this program and working with the new Canadians. Having a special attachment to Bethania Personal Care Home, and with time available, Karin volunteered with the German Music Program on Wednesday mornings. Here again, she very much enjoyed interacting with the residents, many of whom she knew and connected with on a personal level.

Church was always a big part of her family’s life. Most Sundays they drove the 50 miles to Winnipeg so that the children could attend Sunday School at First Mennonite Church where they also later participated in the youth group activities, led at the time by Reverend Roy Vogt. Karin was baptized in the church and later became a loyal and dedicated member of the church, occasional and ladies choirs as well as the Evergreen Circle ladies group. The music and fellowship of these groups were extremely important to her and it was difficult when she was forced to give them up due to health and mobility issues.

One of the highlights of her life were the many trips she took with friends, including to the south-west United States, Mexico, Cuba, Hawaii, a tour of Central Europe, a tour of China, Thailand, and Japan, a Caribbean cruise and a number of river cruises in Europe. Karin was very thankful for the opportunity to be able to travel as much as she did and she considered each of these trips a special and wonderful experience.

Karin may have been short in stature but she had a big heart, a strong will and an indomitable spirit. In her own words, she was thankful for her close friends, including “the group” and grateful that First Mennonite Church has been such a large part of her life. In keeping with those sentiments, if friends so desire, contributions in Karen’s name may be made to First Mennonite Church.
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  • Service

    Friday, September 25th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Friday, September 25th, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Brookside Cemetery
    Address
    3001 Notre Dame Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
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    Notes
    Please bring lawn chairs, and be prepared to be outdoors.
    Officiant
    Reverend David Driedger

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Frieda wiebe

Posted at 12:17am
Holiday with Karin
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Frieda wiebe

Posted at 09:53pm
Condolence wishes to the family of Karin
She was a friend for many years . She had will power and detrimation
Despite her small size and handicap. We enjoyed many Celebrations : birthdays.
Christmas. We had a wonderful trip to Cuba , then short trips in Winnipeg.
Frieda Wiebe
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