Sophie Dueck passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Saviour on June 6, 2011 at the age of 99.
Sophie was born on May 12, 1912 in Mennon, Sask. to John and Marie Baerg. She married John Dueck on July 8, 1934 and in 1937 they moved with their infant daughter Gladys to Greendale. They resided in Greendale on a small farm until 1998 when John passed away.
Sophie and John were members of the Greendale MB Church and were active in promoting the spiritual welfare of the church, touching the lives of many neighbours and friends.
Sophie was predeceased by her loving husband John of 64 years, daughter Gladys Bahnman, infant great-granddaughter Olivia Bahnman and her 10 siblings. Sophie was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and oma and is very much missed by her children, son Roy (Eva) Dueck, daughter Evelyn (Rob) Brown, son-in-law Elmer (Janice) Bahnman, 8 grandchildren; Rod (Ruth) Bahnman, Garry (Lori) Bahnman, Stan (Wendy) Bahnman, Alan (Araceli) Dueck, Carole (Mark) Hoeppner, Angela (Raphael) Kepinski, Christy Brown, Kelly (Tony) Rahnborn and 14 great-grandchildren. The burial will take place Monday, June 13 at 10 am at Greendale Cemetery, followed by a service to celebrate Sophie’s life at 11 am at Greendale MB Church, corner of South Sumas and Sumas Prairie Road.
Special thanks to Menno Place staff for their kindness, wonderful care and support. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mennonite Brethren Missions/Services Int., 302-32025 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 2K7. On line condolences to the family may be made at www.wiebeandjeskefh.com
Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Services – 604.824.1324