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Edmund Wittenberg

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On December 14, 2020 @ 4:44 pm In Obituaries | 19 Comments

July 31,1934 ~ December 14, 2020

Edmund Wittenberg passed away peacefully at East Gate Lodge in Beausejour.  He was predeceased by his parents Ferdinand and Johanna; his brothers Henry, Clarence, Alfred; his sister Gertrude; and his beloved son Raymond.

Edmund will be remembered by his loving wife of 49 years, Edith (nee Gibbons); his daughter Cindy (Paul) and his grandchildren Heidi and Matthew.  He also leaves behind his sister Ida; sister-in-law Patricia; nieces and nephews as well as many friends.

Edmund was born on July 31, 1934 near Whitemouth, Manitoba.  Most of his life was spent working on the farm in River Hills.  Edmund also worked in Big Whiteshell cutting and hauling timber. Many cottages in the area were built from the lumber he supplied.  Edmund was skilled at mechanics and construction and was very business minded. His entrepreneurial ideas led him to introduce leaf cutter bees and certified alfalfa seed to the area.

Edmund married Edith in June 1971 and they had two children.  The family worked together on the farm.  In their later years, they made more time for travel.  Edmund believed in working hard and making the most of what he had.  He was grateful for what life gave him and instilled in his family the importance of generosity and sharing. 

The family would like to thank all the staff at East Gate Lodge, especially the Rose Unit, for their exceptional care and support.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East Gate Lodge Recreation, Box 1690, Beausejour R0E 0C0.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, an immediate family service has been arranged.


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Condolence from Virginia Kubish on December 14th, 2020 11:44 pm

Edith, I am so sorry to hear of Edmonds’ passing. My deep and sincere condolences are extended to you and your family. Treasure all the wonderful memories of your many years together. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Judy on December 15th, 2020 9:15 am

Sorry for you loss. He always seemed so quiet. I remember him sitting with Danny

Condolence from Leona Weidman on December 15th, 2020 10:14 am

Sorry to hear that your dear husband, Ed, has passed on. My condolences to you and your family, Edith♥️

Condolence from Eleanor Stefaniuk on December 15th, 2020 11:02 am

Edith my sincere condolences in the loss of Edmund.
Very nice man and my privilege to have known him.
Your in my thoughts and prayers

Condolence from Marlene Sobering on December 15th, 2020 12:08 pm

I’m so sorry on your loss and have you in my thoughts. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.

Condolence from Debbie A Okolita on December 15th, 2020 1:26 pm

My sincere condolences. He was such a nice man and so concerned about others. Was nice to see him when I would visit mom.

Condolence from Dennis & Rosalie on December 15th, 2020 2:29 pm

Edith, Cindy, Paul, Matthew and Heidi… our deepest sympathy to you all… What good memories we hold dear to us as we think of Edmund. Edmund visiting Dennis at the ice fishing shack, always in a hurry, and not going anywhere…. He always liked the sausage that Dennis would cook up for him on the wood stove, and he would stay all afternoon talking about old times… It reminded him of years ago working in the bush camp. He always had time or made time to visit with you, no matter where you met up with him.. Your in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Love Dennis & Rosalie

Condolence from Otto & Lorraine Best on December 16th, 2020 9:10 pm

Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband. He was a very friendly person. Blessings to you during this very difficult time.

Condolence from Gerald, Elaine, and all our family on December 17th, 2020 9:48 am

Edith, Cindy & family, we are so sorry to hear of Edmund’s passing. We always enjoyed our fun times together and there is nothing to compare to the beef we always shared. You and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers especially at this season and with all the covid restrictions on. We will get together one of these days.

Condolence from Vivian & Melvin Oswald on December 17th, 2020 11:22 am

Our deepest sympathy to Edith and family in your loss of Edmund.

Condolence from Grant & Judy Plohman on December 17th, 2020 1:36 pm

Edith, we are so sorry to hear of Edmund’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Condolence from Heather & Jarod Innis on December 17th, 2020 3:21 pm

Please accept my sincerest condolences. I have very fond memories of weekends spent at the Wittenberg farm…Mr. Wittenberg was always so kind and generous to me. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Condolence from Eric & Glennis Wittenberg on December 17th, 2020 9:27 pm


We are so sorry to hear of Edmund’s passing. We know that the past while has been challenging for you and that this is a difficult time. We would like to express our sincere sympathy for your loss and our wish for you is “healing and peace”.

Condolence from Paul Gross on December 17th, 2020 9:53 pm

We are sorry for your loss Edith. We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and sincere condolences. It was always a pleasure visit him on the farm
Paul Gross

Condolence from Cindy on December 18th, 2020 1:07 pm

Many good memories with my very best friend hanging out on the farm. I feel fortunate to have had all those times together.

Condolence from Garry Geisheimer on December 20th, 2020 12:19 am

Edith and Family :
We would like extend Our condolence on the sudden passing of Edmund
I have many Fond Memories of Edmund as growing up in the Whitemouth area as my Dad would go every Spring to buy Grass seed from the his farm in River Hills and I went along as a young boy and it was always interesting to hear those stories about his farming and they where always so fascinating to listen to .
And then even later as we moved away from Whitemouth and I would meet him at different funerals In Beausejour he would always chat and ask how is it going . I always enjoyed those visit’s
Garry and Louella Geisheimer

Condolence from Mel and Grace Darroch on December 20th, 2020 11:29 am

Edith we would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Edmund. He was a very kind and soft spoken man. We were so Blessed to have known him. We pray for your healing from the most difficult times you’ve had and we wish you God’s Peace.

Condolence from John and Gloria LaPorte on December 21st, 2020 4:16 pm

Edith and Family, so sorry to have read of Edmunds passing. Our sincere condolences to you.

Condolence from sharon strong on December 22nd, 2020 10:28 am

I was so sad to learn of Edmund’s passing. I came to know him while I spent many hours visiting with my mom, Irene Woroniak, in the Rose Unit over the last two years. Edmund would always have a kind word to say and we chatted many times. He was the most gentle soul and a pleasure to know. Sadly, my mom passed in March so I will be thinking of you as we get through this first Christmas without our special people.

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