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Myron Graham Ralph Henschel

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On August 25, 2021 @ 5:16 pm In Obituaries | 16 Comments

October 26, 1953- August 21, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the early morning passing of Myron Henschel, 67, on August 21 at Riverview Health Centre after a battle of liver cancer and other health issues.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 45 years, Cheryl (nee Kauenhofen); sons Zachary (Crystal) and Regan (Trish); grandchildren, Molly, Max and Merek; sisters Joyce Bickell and Vivian Betsch; many nieces and nephews, as well as mother-in-law Lenora Kauenhofen; sister-in-law Valerie and brother-in-law Cameron.

He was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Jessie Henschel; brother Wayne; grandson (stillborn) Luke; father-in-law John Kauenhofen, brothers-in-law Chuck Bickell and Ron Bertsch and sister in-law Donna Henschel.

Myron was born in Beausejour and grew up in the River Hills area, the youngest of 4 siblings.

After high school, he attended Steinbach Bible College, Winnipeg Bible College and Seminary (now Providence) and obtained his MDiv and ThM degrees.  It was there that he met Cheryl and they were married on August 14, 1976.  He then went on to pastor churches in Killarney, Portage la Prairie and Minitonas.  He loved to preach and teach.  It was during these years that his sons Zachary and Regan were born, giving him much joy and many fun family times were experienced.

In 2002 he “retired” from the ministry and soon started working for Vector/Galvanic Corrosion Technologies in Winnipeg, where he was employed as a lab technician; a job he loved.  He could use his scientific mind to be as precise as was required.  During this time his three precious grandchildren, Molly, Max and Merek were born and became his pride and joy.  He loved them so much and enjoyed all the times spent together; especially the trips to BC to visit them, which always passed by too quickly.

Humour was a very important part of his life.  He was known for his puns and dad jokes.  This trait was passed on to his sons and then also the grandchildren, who were always eager to share a joke with him.  He had a sharp wit and could remember details which made him very good at Jeopardy.  He seemed to know something about everything.  Stories about childhood shenanigans he got into with his nephew, were a hit with the grandchildren, as well as he could dramatize them very well.  He also enjoyed writing and was in the process of writing a book, which unfortunately did not get finished.  He loved VW Bugs and had a vast collection of memorabilia and models.  He was a bit of a pack rat and saved discarded things for future projects.  He loved to tinker with small appliances – rescuing things from the trash and trying to fix them – sometimes even being successful.

In his younger days, he loved to fish and was so proud of the secondhand boat he was able to buy while living in Minitonas.

His faith was very important to him.  He was raised in a Christian family and accepted Christ as his savior at the knee of his mother as a young child.  It was his desire right to the end that all his family and friends accept Christ as well.

Classical music was special to him, and he listened to it while resting in his final days.  He was a very friendly man full of integrity and emotion – often brought to tears.

He had experienced health concerns for many years, starting with diabetes, then cirrhosis of the liver, and then 10 months ago, untreatable liver cancer.  He fought hard, going to work when the strength was no longer there and trying to continue with life.  In January 2021, he stopped working and experienced a short-lived retirement with Cheryl with many dreams going unfulfilled.  He was taken to the Riverview Health Centre Palliative Care unit, where he passed peacefully 12 hours later to one of his favorite sounds of falling rain.

A private interment will take place at the Whiteshell Baptist Cemetery in River Hills, with a service of Remembrance to follow on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue East, Beausejour, Manitoba.

A livestream of the memorial service can be accessed through the WEBEX app on your mobile phone or visit www.webex.com on your PC. Enter the Meeting Number: 2553 666 0616 and Password: MSdQ73JTr5U to view the livestream.

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We would like to thank our family, friends and the Vector family for their support during this difficult time, as well as the WRHA Palliative Care Program for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers and to honour his memory, donations can be made to:
Manitoba Organ Donation, 829 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 1R9
Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0V9
World Serve Ministries, 5460 152 Street #210, Surrey, British Columbia, V3S 5J9

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Condolence from Karen Hintz on August 25th, 2021 8:38 pm

I have fond memories of my Dad’s brother, my Uncle Lawrence and Aunt Jessie and their family with Myron being the youngest of my four cousins in their family .
Henschel family reunions always provided the opportunity to visit , to meet new members of the family (through marriage or with a new baby’s arrival).
There were also special family events such as weddings and anniversaries when we enjoyed
visiting ,since although not all cousins regularly visited each other’s homes, we enjoyed keeping up with each other’s good news. That also would happen when Uncle Lawrence and Aunt Jessie visited with me and Kari and Ainsley when they came to Beausejour for appointments. They were so proud of their family!
(I later visited with my uncle and aunt when they relocated to Winnipeg.)
But during the difficult times we reach out to our extended family too. I extend sincere sympathy to Cheryl and Zachary and Regan and to their wives and to Cheryl’s grandchildren and to Cheryl’s mother and siblings and families.
And I also extend sympathy to my cousins,
Myron’s siblings and to their families.
May you all know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of others who care and understand.
Cousins Karen and family Kari (Jason ,Jesseand Ainsley(Darryl , Kaleb).

Condolence from Alfred Rueckert on August 25th, 2021 10:29 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of Myron’s passing. I was his classmate in Whitemouth. He was a very kind guy. My condolences to his family

Condolence from Frank Behnke on August 25th, 2021 11:39 pm

Dear Cheryl and family’s
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Myron. Myron was a great friend growing up and we did many fun activities in our younger days from fishing, hunting and exploring the Whiteshell Provincial park on land and water, in boats and cars. We were able to catch up this last while, reminiscing about all our adventures and the crazy fun we had. So glad we were able to do retell those stories before Myron went home to be with Jesus. Myron will be missed.

Our sincere sympathies,
Frank and Cindy Behnke
Peace River, Alberta

Condolence from Jon Peters on August 26th, 2021 9:54 am

I am saddened to hear of Myron’s passing. Yet we have good memories of them as our neighbors in St. Pierre. His bible knowledge, sense of humour, and kindness is in my memory bank. It was always a good moment when I saw Cheryl at the Bible store. However, I’m glad for him as He is in the presence of his Lord.
With fond memories, love , and prayers to Cheryl and the family. Love, Jon & Jan

Condolence from Melba Morrey on August 26th, 2021 10:10 am

My thoughts are with you as you mourn, yet celebrate the life of Myron, Child of God, husband and father.

Condolence from gaylene friesen on August 26th, 2021 12:08 pm

Cheryl, I’m sorry you lost Myron, but rejoice knowing you will see him again ! My prayers are with you and the family ❤️

Condolence from Del and Gert Smith on August 26th, 2021 9:53 pm

We extend condolences to you Cheryl and your family and extended families on the passing of Myron. We enjoyed you as you pastored in Killarney and also it was great to see you both when you attended our church’s 75th anniversary. Our prayers are with you

Condolence from Vic and Lila Martens on August 27th, 2021 10:02 am

Oh Cheryl, we are so shocked and sorry to hear of your loss! We have such fond memories of your time in Killarney. Myron was a wonderful pastor, as well as our friend, and we missed you both when you moved. Our thoughts and prayers will go with you and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Lois Moffat on August 27th, 2021 11:39 am

Dear Cheryl Our hearts were saddened when we were told of Myron’s passing yet we rejoice with you and your loved ones that his pain and struggles in this chaotic world are over. Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of His saints Psalm 116:15 I pray that you will continue to be blessed with God’s comfort and peace as you adjust to your new way of life. I will continue to keep you on my heart as well on Tuesday. I have many good memories both from the Church and when you were with me in the store. Myron buried Stanley’s dad and married Wendell and Lynn

Condolence from Eva Friesen on August 27th, 2021 12:05 pm

My love and condolences to you and your family Cheryl. Myron was a Godly man with a kind heart and wonderful sense of humor . He will be very much missed. But a reunion with him is coming and that is our wonderful hope and promise ! Love Evie

Condolence from Bruno & Jean Voss on August 27th, 2021 5:36 pm

It is with deep sadness that we express our condolences to the Henschel family. We have fond memories of Myron. I was his pastor for a period of time. Myron was a very likeable person. We are very mindful of Cheryl at this difficult time. Cheryl we love you, we pray for you and we greatly appreciate your friendship.
Words fail at such a time as this but Jean and I will uphold you in prayer. God will see you through. Myron is now at home with the ONE he served.

Condolence from Shirley Reimer on August 28th, 2021 9:44 am

Dear Cheryl and family, I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Myron, your dear husband, dad and grandpa. I will be holding you in all my prayers as you remember and mourn.
All my sympathy, Shirley(Klassen)Reimer

Condolence from Robert hill on August 31st, 2021 11:52 am

I had the good fortune to work with Myron at FBC in Portage la Prairie. He was a good man, Pastor, and friend. My condolence to Cheryl and her family.

Condolence from Blaine & Judy Hart on August 31st, 2021 3:12 pm

We are praying for you Cheryl, and family as you go through the next few days and the coming months. We have such great memories of Myron and pictures of him as he dedicated most of our boys to the Lord. We grew and served together with you both as you lead our church here in Minitonas.

Condolence from Ernie & Joyce on September 1st, 2021 4:48 pm

Dear Cheryl & family, we are so sorry to hear of Myron’s passing. We know he will be so missed by everyone. What a great legacy he has left, he certainly was a man of integrity and such a joy to his family and friends. Praying for you.

Condolence from Darlene Kaus on September 19th, 2021 7:23 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss Cheryl. My brother Wilbert passed away on Aug. 25 of pancreatic cancer, so I can imagine what a difficult journey you and your family have been through already. May God’s comfort and strength carry you as you grieve.

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