1932 ~ 2020
With deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Mildred Juhnke (nee Els), wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was born on December 9, 1932 in Medicine Hat, AB.
Mildred passed away October 26th, 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. She was a resident at Golden Links Lodge, Winnipeg at the time of her passing.
She is survived by David, her husband of 60 years, two daughters: Jan (Lisle), and Barb (Gilbert), two sons: Ian, and Paul (Carrie) and 16 grandchildren (Will, Beckah, Alex, Dan, Megan, Ashleen, Jordan, Eric, Jocelyn, Philip, Lauren, Maddie, Peyton, Jacqueline, Jeanine, and Jenevieve) and 6 great grandchildren (Carson, Trinity, Kaydence, Sadie, Hazel and Emmett). She is survived by one brother, Herb (Linda), a very loved daughter-in-law Amanda and many nieces and nephews. Mildred was predeceased by her parents Alex and Mary Els, a brother Eddie in infancy, two sisters Lydia Streck and Loreen Wright, nieces, and nephews. Many friends in Pinawa will miss her.
Mildred received her RN Diploma at the Yorkton General Hospital. She worked in Yorkton, Regina, Yellownknife and Ottawa before becoming a full time Mom. As the children grew older, she worked at the Pinawa Daycare Center for several years. She took pride in her home, and her annual and perennial flower beds. Her excellent cooking and baking skills were always looked forward to by our many family gatherings.
Mildred and David enjoyed many trips from coast to coast in Canada and visited many states in the US. They also enjoyed cruises in the Caribbean. Vacations were never lengthy because after a month or so she missed her home and family. Visiting family across the country held a very dear place in her heart as well.
Mildred’s faith was very important to her. Each night before going to bed she was found reading her Bible and praying. Mom was an active member in the Pinawa Lutheran Church. She has truly missed each and everyone of her church family since moving to GLL.
Mildred was an avid walker with Sharon, Marjorie, Agnes and Joan. She challenged herself to learn to swim after the kids were gone from home. Many summer days were spent swimming in the river or down at the pool. Mildred enjoyed her crafts group (thank you for your friendship) and many of the family were recipients of handmade treasures.
The family wishes to thank all those who have cared for Mildred over the years, especially those at the Pinawa Hospital and Golden Links Lodge. You were angels for Mildred and our family during difficult and joyous times.
Donations in Mildred’s memory may be made to Golden Links Lodge or the Parkinson’s Foundation.
A memorial service for Mildred will be held at a later date due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.Print This Obituary & Condolences