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VIOLET MAY (SMITH) WITTENBERG (published on October 29, 2010)



VIOLET MAY (SMITH) WITTENBERG May 19, 1934 October 26, 2010 Violet was born in Armley, Saskatchewan to loving parents, Ralph (dec. 1980) and May Smith (dec. 1995) who loved and lived to honour their Lord and Saviour. She is survived by nine siblings, June (Nick) Antosh, Roy (Betty) Smith, Ruth (Frank) Bust, Paul (Daisy) Smith, Mary (Jim) Reader, Matthew Smith, Martha (Bud) Grusing, John (Beverley) Smith, Jim Smith; 15 nephews; five nieces; members of the Wittenberg family, William and Emil Wittenberg, Olga Berndt and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ludwig Wittenberg in 1990; stepson Walter Wittenberg in 2010; sister Florence White; nephew David Chapman; niece Darlene Antosh, brothers-in-law, Adolph Geertsema and Bob Dous. Violet came to know Jesus Christ as her Saviour at an early age. She attended high school at The Pas Collegiate and worked at Rice's Bakery. She graduated from Winnipeg Bible College in 1955. In 1959 she felt God calling her to Mission Work in Columbia, South America under the Gospel Missionary Union presently named Avant Ministries. She became ill and returned to Canada and soon became involved in Christian service. Shortly after that she married Ludwig Wittenberg on November 9, 1972. She continued to work at the Union Gospel Mission for a time attending St. Paul Baptist Church and later at the Mission Baptist Church (NAB) 771 Sargent Ave. She spent many of her days encouraging and helping Spanish speaking people to learn the English language and to understand what it meant to come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. In 1998 the family noticed some forgetfulness and anxiety which increased after her hip surgery in 2001. By 2004 we knew she needed 24 hour care and for the past five years she was lovingly cared for by the staff in Meadowood Manor. We are very grateful for the care she received, physically and especially spiritually. The family would like to sincerely thank Pastor Ed Hamm and Pastor Dave Holland and his wife Darlene for their wonderful tender loving care. Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Mission Baptist Church, 771 Sargent Ave. Interment to follow in Green Acres Cemetery. GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery 1 Green Acres Lane, Springfield (204) 222-3241 Hwy. #1 East inside the Perimeter at Winnipeg Condolences may be sent to: www.greenacresfuneralhome.com


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