August 21, 1919 to October 11, 2008
Mary Mielke was born in Reinfeld, Russia on August 21, 1919 to Peter F. and Justina Bahnmann. After the death of her father, she came to Canada with her mother and 3 older sisters and lived in the Herbert area until they settled in Main Center. She grew up in Main Center and attended school there.
On July 7, 1940 she married Fredrick Graf Mielke and together they worked on their farm near Beechy, Sask. In 1978 they picked up their belongings and moved to Clearbrook, BC. They used that address for quite a while as they travelled the globe. They raised 8 children; Fred (Mary), Arthur (deceased), Irene, Betty (Larry), Gordon (Diane), John (Carol), Louise (Edgar) and Kenneth. she also leaves 1 half-sister, Elizabeth Dirkson. she had many grandchildren; Calvin (Dorry), Wendy, Keith (Jennifer Ann), Travis, Warren, Kayla, Jordon, Clayton (Danielle), Brent(Gwen), Kelvin (April), Bevan (Amanda), Ian, Linnae, Jason (Jennifer Lynn), Nathan (Jennifer Rae), Shane and Chris. She had 2 great-grandchildren, SImone and DJ. She also left to mourn many nieces and nephews and oodles of friends. She fought the fight bravely but wished she could be with her Heavenly Father and with her husband of almost 65 years. She slipped away peacefully which is what she wanted.
Viewing will take place, Sunday, October 19, 2008 at Wiebe & Jeske Funeral Home #202-31313 Peardonville Rd., Abbotsford. 3 pm to 4 pm. Graveside service at 9:30 Monday, October 20 at MacLure Rd. Cemetery, Abbotsford. Memorial service to follow at the Clearbrook MB Church, October 20 at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow.
WIEBE & JESKE