Edith Elsie Neumann

May 29, 1925 - April 27, 2020



May 29, 1925 – April 27, 2020


It is with great sadness our family announces the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Edith, on April 27, 2020 at the age of 94.

Edith is survived by her daughters, Maureen (Glen) Rausch, Janice Neumann, and Marilyn Neumann; granddaughters Karen (Paul) Schultz, Cheryl (David) Morgan, Jennifer (Mehdi Niknam) Rausch, and Lisa Rausch; great-grandchildren Kyra and Andrew Schultz, and Brayden Morgan; as well as by her brother Lloyd Poersch, brother-in-law Rod McPherson, and sisters-in-law Justina Neumann and Maggie Neumann; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Art Neumann; her parents William and Frieda Poersch; sisters Margaret (Bill) Ukrainec and Irene (Fred) Johnson; brothers Gordon (Mae), Herb, Richard, Bob (Beth), and Norman Poersch; and also, Janice’s partner Beverley Baptiste.

Edith was born May 29, 1925 in Rosenort, MB. She married Art on May 26, 1951.  Besides being a great wife and mother, Mom worked at the Odeon Drive-in, Dutchie’s at Unicity, and ended her career at Laura Secord at Polo Park.

She was a chartered member at Messiah Lutheran Church and was involved in the ELW and volunteered with the Cancer Society and Heart & Stroke.

Mom was an active woman; she enjoyed gardening, canning, and pickling, even making pickles in the summer of her 94th year. She enjoyed 5 pin bowling; the family celebrated her 94th birthday with a bowling party. She was an ardent card and bingo player. She enjoyed attending MTC and Rainbow Stage. In her later life, she travelled to Germany, Hawaii, and Palm Springs.

She was a social butterfly and accumulated many friends throughout the years. She will always be remembered for her big smile and by the kids on Amarynth Crescent for her Halloween popcorn balls.

The family would like to thank the staff of Seven Oaks Hospital for their compassionate care.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, CancerCare Manitoba, or a charity of one’s choice.

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