DUECK, ElviraPosted: January 7th, 2019
1926 – 2019
Mrs. Elvira Dueck of Coaldale, beloved wife of the late Mr. John J. Dueck, passed away tragically at her home on Friday, January 4, 2019 at the age of 92 years. Elvira was born in Grand Prairie, Alberta on August 19, 1926. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to the Coaldale area, where she attended school in Readymade. She advanced her education in Calgary where she received a teacher’s certificate and taught primary grades at Coaldale School until she married John on July 25, 1948. Together they raised their family and were a farming partnership until 1989. Upon retirement, John and Elvira moved to Coaldale where she has resided ever since. Her unwavering faith in God was lived out in loving commitment to her husband, her children, her church and community. Elvira is survived by her children: Edgar (Ruth) Dueck, Art (Sharon) Dueck, Natalie (Harold) Warkentin, Alvin (Janet) Dueck, Marvin (Shannon Little) Dueck, Mona Dueck, Rod (Lisa Blue) Dueck, Renita (Bill) Hamm, Carl (Jennifer) Dueck and Emery (Sharon) Dueck, and 28 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband of 62 years, Elvira was predeceased by a sister, a brother and a beloved granddaughter Alexis Dueck.
Family and Friends are invited to pay their respects at 7:00pm on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERIVEW CHAPEL, 610 – 4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, January 11, 2019, at the COALDALE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH, 2114 – 18 Street, Coaldale, Alberta, with Pastors Ryan Dueck and Gary Burke officiating.
For those who wish, memorial donations in Elvira’s name may be made to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, 400 – 393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 3H6.
Visit www.mbfunerals.com to send a private condolence.
I met John and Elvira many years ago when I was fortunate to do some legal work for them. Both are wonderful people.
I am sure they are joyful to be reunited.