Edith Mae Zeke

May 14, 1948 - May 30, 2020


May 14, 1948 – May 30, 2020

It is with profound sadness that our family announces the sudden passing of Edith Mae Zeke (nee Eyford) on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the age of 72.

Edith was predeceased by her beloved husband Gary in 1991 and recently by brother-in-law Murray Halldorson. Left to cherish her memory are common-law husband Peter Barenz (27 years); sons Dale and Darren; grandchildren, Jennifer and Dylan; Peter’s sons Scott (Leanne), Dayton and Lance; step-grandchildren; sister Lillian Halldorson; sister Wendy (Dave) Urban; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, loyal friends and so many people whose lives were touched by her kind heart and fun spirit.

Edith was born in Eriksdale, MB and raised in Lundar, MB. She was devoted to her family and the house was always filled with warmth, love and laughter. Edith’s infectious laugh will never be forgotten, and we will miss hearing that throughout our days.

Music was an integral part of the Zeke family. When Gary and the boys played, it was magical, and Edith loved to dance. Whether it was Dale singing or country music playing, she could always be found on the dance floor or even a tabletop. Time with family and friends was one of her greatest pleasures and visits would always include her wonderful cooking and baking.

She loved curling, golfing, watching hockey, and any activity her grandchildren were involved with, travelling and gardening. Her yard resembles a park. Many years were spent at TarryAll Resort in Ontario with both her sisters on each side of her place. Edith and Peter spent their winters down in Mesa, AZ where they met many life-long friends. Their summer was spent between Headingley and Lundar and her presence will be deeply missed by all her friends and family.

A private graveside service for immediate family will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation in Edith’s memory @

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