1932 ~ 2021
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother and omi, Melitta Kunzmann, who passed away at Sunnywood Manor on July 31, 2021 at the age of 88.
She is predeceased by her parents August and Elizabeth Schwenk, her first husband Erwin Kunzmann, her second husband Karl-Heinz Myrrhe and her brother Otmar.
Melitta Schwenk was born on September 29, 1932 in Worms Kreis, Odessa, Rubland.
She will be lovingly remembered by her three children, Rose Stevens (Gerry), Brigitte Durocher (Robert) and Caroline Bliss.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michel Durocher (Lauren), Melissa Grenier (Remy), Kristin Durocher (Jay), Matthew Stevens (Anniebelle), Jason Stevens (Rachelle), Kristina Stevens, Kaitlyn Stephenson and Jayden Stephenson; her eight great grandchildren, James, Jackson, Alex, Mya, Payton, Taylor, Nikoleta and Camryn. As well she will be remembered by her husband Karl-Heinz’s daughter, Iris (Bill) and their family.
Family, grandchildren and great grandchildren was a big part of her life. She was caring and compassionate and would go out of her way to help anyone. She was a hard worker who enjoyed gardening and baking. Her family will always remember the delicious German Christmas cookies she made called “Hoernchen”. No one could perfect the cookies as well as her.
She graduated as a Health Care Aide in 1985, worked as a dental assistant in Lac du Bonnet for many years. She also worked as an Ambulance Attendant in Lac du Bonnet with the volunteer ambulance. This was a proud accomplishment to be one of the first women to drive the ambulance in the area.
She lived in Lac du Bonnet for most of her life. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Iron Wood in Pinawa and Sunnywood Manor in Pine Falls for all the care and compassion that was shown to our Omi.
We are so incredibly proud to have called this woman our Mom and our “Omi”. She was kind, nurturing, strong, resilient, brave, energetic and most importantly a woman of God. She was the matriarch of our family and kept us all close. She loved serving others and taught us the true meaning of “unconditional love”. We are so incredibly blessed to have had a role model like her.
Rest in peace Mom – We know you are dancing with the angels. We all miss you.
As per Melitta’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer Association.
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To Melitta’s family
Were so very sorry to hear of Melitta passing. She was always a kind and beautiful lady.
A truly wonderful woman who was always concerned about family and friends. She always had a very interesting story about her life adventures. We moved into the condo just below Melitta in LDB.
She was a great neighbor and friend.
Rest in peace Melitta
Janice and Lawrence
Peter and Shirley Cliche
What a wonderful lady. She had a tremendous influence for Shirley and me.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as you mourn the loss of mother and grandmother.
My Heart is with you. I send prayers of light at this time and courage. Know your Mom was in our imbedded always. May loving memories of your Mother bring you comfort during this difficult time. You all supported your Mom through some difficult times. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
My sincere condolences to all of Melitta’s Family as you mourn the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, and Gr.Grandmother. She was always kind and pleasant to talk to and interested in all around her. She is at peace now.
Sally Charlie Hirst
I m surprised to see mom obituary I really liked your mom she always stopped to talk to me I enjoyed her very much but I see with age she got called to the lords home where she’ll now service the lord and be eternally happy don’t grief too long for your tears will put out candle she carries and she needs to guide her home bless you all
So Sorry to hear the passing of your mother. She will be missed by all that knew her. I have great memories of your mom.