June 17, 1929 – October 22, 2022
Edmund (Eddy) passed away the morning of October 22, 2022. He will be sadly missed by his wife of 32 years, Winnifred (née Strong), his daughters Anita Drabyk, Susan (Bruce) Patterson, Barb (Craig) Darroch, and son Andrew (Cathy). He will be remembered by his grandchildren, Stacy (Jeremy), Sydney, Melissa, Tyler, Lian, Emma, and Halle and by Winnifred’s children Joanne (Wayne) Sieg and Grant (Cheryl) Kukurudz, and grandchildren Laudon, Cohen, Mackenzie and Stella. He is also survived by his brother Norman (Lorraine) and sister Esther (Bill), and many nieces and nephews.
Eddy was predeceased by his first wife Mary (née Ulman), his son-in-law Ron Drabyk, Winnifred’s grandchild Bronson Sieg, his parents, brothers (Rudolph, Adolph, Herman, and Arnold), sisters (Olga, Elsie, Sophie and Velma).
Eddy was the ninth child of Gustav and Justina (nee Rattai) Schewe and lived most of his life within one mile of his birthplace, Green Bay, Manitoba. Eddy spent a lot of time with his younger siblings (Velma, Norman and Esther). Through the years Eddy and Norman spent many hours together, finally landing at East Gate Lodge in Beausejour where they both resided. He was a farmer for most of his life with a brief stint working in bush camps in his early years. He and his wife Mary married in 1954 and started a mixed farm and raised their four children there. He was proud of all his children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments. Eddy considered travelling and holidays as a time for visiting family and friends. As with most farmers, he did not retire until much later in life. Eddy married Winnifred in 1990. They lived near the farm on Schewe Road until they moved to Beausejour.
Edmund loved the outdoors, farming, fishing, hunting, vegetable gardening, singing, birdwatching, feeding the birds, playing cards and, most importantly, being a part of his church community.
Although farming fully occupied his life, he managed to take time out to make memories with his family; he took the kids out of school to go fishing, went on drives to look for wildlife and visited relatives near and far. He also enjoyed singing in the church choirs and playing the harmonica. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Bay and Zion Lutheran Church in Beausejour were integral parts of his life.
Thank you to the staff at East Gate Lodge Personal Care Home for their compassionate care of Edmund.
Memorial donations may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church, Beausejour.
A celebration of Eddy’s life will be held October 31, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Ave., E., Beausejour, MB, followed by interment at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Beausejour. Reception to follow at the Beausejour Room of the Brokenhead River Community Hall.
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Sincere Condolences to Winnifred and all of Eds’ Family. He was always such a gentleman and will be missed but his memories will be cherished. May he Rest In Peace.
Betty and Norma Buss
Our deepest condolences to Winnifred and his family. Our thoughts are with you all. May you find strength in each other.
Irene and Cliff Rerick
Our deepest condolences Winn and the family. May you find strength in both families!
My prayers go out to you and Lian as you mourn for your father/ grandfather. There is strength in the support from your many friends in Pinawa.
Nancy Trapp Melan
Sorry for your loss, May your memories give you comfort and strength during this difficult time. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.❤️❤️
Our Condolence to Eddy Schewe’s family. He was a great uncle and like my older brother. As I lived in the same yard with him, my aunts and uncles till 4 years old. Then moved only a 1/2 mile away. He was a very kind, friendly person to visit with at all times. I have very fond memories hunting with him. Helping during harvest, plus great dinners he and Mary would host for the family.
He will be missed by all.
Bless him and his family
Sieg and. Lorraine E. Schewe and Family
Mark, Heather and Their families
My heartfelt sympathy for Winnie and Anita, Susan,
Barb, and Andy. The family and the world has lost a good man.
Dear Winnifred, our heartfelt condolences to you and your family as this time of grief. Your great memories will help to see you through with God at your side,
Robert and virginia Lanoway
My sincere condolences to you Anita, Winni, and your entire families. Cherish your many wonderful memories forever.
Dear Winnifred and families -my deepest condolences on the passing of Ed. He was the kindest, most gentle person one could wish to meet. He always greeted everyone with the biggest smile. I know he will be dearly missed. May God be your comfort and strength during this difficult time in your lives. Rest In Peace dear Ed.
Dean and Donna Couvier
To the Schewe Family, Sorry to hear of the passing of Ed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.
Dean and Donna Couvier
Anita and Lian,
So very sorry to learn of your loss. Thinking of you during this time.
So very sad to hear of our Uncle Eddy passing away . Our condolences to the whole family.
I have very fond memories of him. His laugh was contagious and he loved hearing jokes. When I was a young girl, Uncle Ed at times did haying together with Dad and yes, with horses and hayrack,
He would be yodelling and singing country songs.
He was so funny! He never forgot birthdays!
I remember him getting a “Perm” in his hair!
He loved nature, and his birds. He was a very loving Husband, Father and Grandfather.
He was a kind man and we will all miss him,
Winnie, thanks for loving and caring for him all these years, Anita, Andy, Susan and
Barb, and families, you will all miss him but he
Is with you in your heart always
❤️ Diane Miller and Garth Sandberg.
Extending my sympathy to Winifred and family. When I did see Ed he always seemed to be happy and cheerful.
To The Family and Friends of Eddy Schewe,
We wish to express our sympathy to all the Family and Friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Mary Ulman was my School Teacher in Green Bay, Manitoba. Eddy and Mary were well known in the community.
Hugs, Dianna & Serge Gauthier
Anita, Lian and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on your Dad’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely,
Nancy and Don Shumsky
Winnifred and family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of Ed. He was always such a pleasant man to be with, smiling and a good word to say. He will be missed. God is with him, as God is with you.
Nancy and Don