Eva Plett

Eva Plett

1943 - 2022

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Obituary of Eva Plett

A come and go viewing will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB.

 

The funeral service for Eva Plett will be held Friday, August 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Blumenort Community Church, Blumenort, MB. To join the family via live stream, please click HERE

 

Eva Plett, age 78 of Steinbach, MB passed away peacefully on July 28, 2022, at her residence.

She is survived by one daughter Pamela (Oscar) Reimer and their children Zachary, Benjamin, Lillian and Melina; four sons Andrew Plett, Lionel (Alfreda) Plett, Myron (Heather) Plett and their children Owen and Makayla, Cameron (Pam) Plett and their children Sawyer, Logan and Dillon; and son-in-law Peter Martens, and Peter and Gwen’s children and grandchildren; Dale (Alicia) Martens and their children Gabriel, Aurora, Thatcher, Nathanial, Rhett and Alaric; Dustin (Amy) Martens and their children Hannah, Winston and Lennyx; Danielle Martens; Daphne Martens (Scott); Dauna-Lee Martens, Keisha Chief (Aubrey) and their child Kashton; and Clark Harper. She is also survived by one sister, Wilma (Ed) Johnson, two brothers, Bernie (Audrey) Brandt, and Cornie (Hanna) Brandt. She was predeceased by her husband Jacob Plett, her daughter Gwen (Peter) Martens and her son Wallace Plett.  She was also predeceased by her parents, Isaac and Annie Brandt.

Eva was born on October 3, 1943, in Steinbach.  She was baptized in 1959 with a very sincere faith.  Eva married Jacob Plett on September 28, 1963.

Eva was the oldest child of four in her family.  She was soft spoken, and a kind and generous older sister to her siblings.  Mom’s youngest brother remembers how she let him have most of her Coke which he was thrilled about because store bought treats were rare, very special, and always shared equally between them.  She was also known to be a hard worker and enjoyed working and helping her family.  Her first job was at age 14 at Manco (Granny’s) with Aunt Tina as her supervisor, and her earnings went to her family’s income.  Whether working with animals, farm machinery, barn chores, household or parenting tasks, mom committed herself and did not grumble or complain.

Mom joined dad on the farm when they got married a few days before her 20th birthday.  They farmed together until they sold the farm due to dad’s health in 1987.   Mom enjoyed farming tasks such as taking care of young animals and watching them grow, but it was also very hard and stressful.  Mom did a variety of jobs outside the home after they moved to Mitchell, including housecleaning, cooking, and family support for CFS.  She enjoyed having a part-time job to support the family, and it provided an outlet and a sense of purpose for her.  Mom also helped dad with his exporting business and accompanied him to Paraguay on many occasions.  They also worked at fishing lodges during the summers of ’98 and ’99 where she worked as a cook and where she loved learning to cook new things while working there.

Mom and dad moved to Steinbach after dad’s first stroke in 2004.  Mom worked as a cook for Serving Seniors for many years.  Mom thrived at this job, where she could plan, organize and shop to make delicious meals.  Mom has always been thrifty and able to stretch her finances and groceries.  Mom was also thrilled to have the opportunity to serve in the kitchen at Eagle Lake Bible camp for a few summers as well after dad passed.

Mom faithfully visited dad at the care home for 8.5 years after his second stroke.  With dad in the care home, she was able to put in effort to connect with her grandkids and help family in any way she could.  After dad passed away five years ago, mom rediverted that extra time to doing more with her children and grandchildren.  She knew she had missed out in the years prior and made opportunities to connect and cherish her grandchildren.  These years were truly her golden years where she loved living.  Her young grandchildren know how she loved them dearly and wanted them to know Jesus.  She also devoted countless hours playing, reading stories, colouring, bringing snacks, folding laundry, watching kids sports and programs to connect with the grandkids.  Spending eternity with her family was of utmost importance to her.  She did not want them to lose hope, but to keep going and look to Jesus.  Mom took initiative and interest with all her grandchildren until the moment she passed.

Mom loved travelling the last 5 years.  She was able to meet up with her cousins in Belize and Mexico a few years ago, which was special for her.  She enjoyed her trip to Nigeria for Lionel and Alfreda’s wedding and was glad to be there for that celebration.  She often travelled to BC to visit Myron and Heather and the grandkids.  Mom loved to grow vegetables and flowers and was always keen on showing them to visitors.  Mom also loved to sew and crochet and was able to complete special blankets and projects for each of her grandchildren before she passed (thank-you to those who finished the final details after mom became ill).  Mom took an interest in animals, nature and cultures. Mom was kind, accepting and generous with everybody she met.  Mom had many friends from all around the globe which was evident in the many visits she received over the past five weeks.  Mom was full of life and was often heard saying she wanted to “live another 10 years.”  The news of the cancer was very disappointing for her, but she faced her last five weeks trusting God, and connecting with family and friends who came to see her.

Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and volunteers that cared for mom.  Thank you to Auntie Diane who loved and diligently cared for mom this past year.  Thank you also to Andy for all the things you have done for mom in the last many years.

A come and go viewing will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB.

 

The funeral service for Eva Plett will be held Friday, August 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Blumenort Community Church, Blumenort, MB. To join the family via live stream, please click HERE

Thursday
4
August

Come and Go Viewing

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Birchwood Funeral Chapel
162 PTH 52 W
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 346-1030
Friday
5
August

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, August 5, 2022
Blumenort Community Church
59 Centre Ave
Blumenort, Manitoba, Canada

Burial

Blumenort Community Cemetery
HWY 311
Blumenort, Manitoba, Canada