It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our father, Harry (Herman) August Eckert at the Beausejour Hospital surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the age of 87.
He is survived by his children, Ron/Digger (Val) Eckert, Angel (Peter) Busch, James/Woody Eckert and Debbie (Gary) Bialek, his grandchildren Ryan Eckert, Scott (Lacey) Eckert, Jason Eckert, Michelle (Andrew) Dyck, Brent (Indie) Eckert and Brendyn Bialek; great grandchildren Dallas, Berlynn and Robyn. He is also survived by his sisters Laverne, Clarice (Frank) and Lyisla, along with brothers in-law, sisters in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years Alice R. Eckert, his parents Edward and Ottillia, his sisters Alma, Alvina, Elsie, Lydia, Eileen, Ivy and Madeline.
Dad was born in Green Bay in 1931. He worked many jobs until 1951 when he began at Canada Packers and worked there until his retirement in 1987. He met Alice and they were married in 1953 and were married for 63 years.
Dad enjoyed competitive shuffleboard and was an avid fisherman and snowmobiler for many years. He and mom were also members of the lawn bowling league as well as 5 pin bowling.
The family would like to thank the Crocus Unit at East Gate for their excellent care as well as the doctors and staff at the Beausejour Hospital.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 23 at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue E., Beausejour with viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Beausejour Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harry’s memory to East Gate Lodge, Box 1690 Beausejour, MB R0E 0C0.
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Edmund & Edith Wittenberg
We extend our sympathy to Harrys’ family. He (& Alice) were good neighbours . We sure miss them both but we have many great memories of fun times: watermelon on the back porch, Edmund & Harry singing,and in winter shovelling snow together. Both would be leaning on their shovels and having a great visit. Harry and I loved classic country music on T.V. and when a song came on, we would see who could guess the artist first…It was always Harry. He loved his country music!
Edmund & Edith Wittenberg
Dear Gary, Debbie & Brendyn,
We are sorry for your great loss. Although I did not know him, I recall my dad speaking highly of your Loved One.
John & Georgina (Schiller) Klassen
Angel and Pete, Debbie and Gary, Digger and Val, Woody and family. I”m so sorry for your loss. Always got such a chuckle out of Harry he had a great sense of humour. I Remember him dancing and speaking German to Mom in the Hospital hallways not too long ago and how he loved Davis’s visit. Hope you all find the strength to get you through this difficult time.
Ida and Bettina Busch
My deepest sympathies to the family!! So sorry for your loss!! Loved Uncle Harry.