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Susanna (Harder) Dormer
May 10, 1932—June 16, 2015
It is with a mixture of sadness and joy we announce the passing of Susie Dormer into the arms of her heavenly Father at the age of 83. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband Henry of 63 years, children, Jerry, Robert and Sharon (Peter) and grandchildren, Bailey (Ryan), Brooklyn, Alexandra and Jackie. She is also survived by her sister Nettie (Ray) and her sister-in-law Lena, and numerous nieces and nephews who all held a special place in her heart. She was predeceased by her parents, Annie and Diedrich Harder and siblings, George, Helen and Evelyn.
Susie was born in the small community of Rhineland, MB. She had two older siblings, Helen and George, and two younger ones, Nettie and Evelyn. She did grades 1-6 in Rosenfeld and then the family moved to Winnipeg. She began working at Health Sciences Centre in the cafeteria then worked at Paulin’s, the candy factory. During this time she met Henry at the German Church of God where her sister Helen was attending. They dated for over 2 years before Henry proposed on her 20th birthday and they were married on Sept 27th, 1952. They dated in church, they worshipped in church and they served in the church as God was their first love. Susie became a mother in 1955 and built a family of five who she loved and cared for dearly. She fed them well and took them camping as often as she could. She also worked at Lucerne
Foods until she retired at age 63. She also enjoyed travelling wherever Henry would take her. She had been to Europe, Israel, Hawaii and Alaska and cruised the Caribbean Islands several times. While she had a full life she always found ways to entertain guests in her home and to cherish and care for all those who came across her path. Her faith with love inspired many around her and she will be greatly missed. Celebrations were a part of her life as she celebrated birthdays and three big anniversaries, so it is only fitting that we celebrate her today.
The family would like to thank the amazing palliative home care staff who graciously helped them care for Susie in her last months.
A celebration of Susie’s life will be held at the German Church of God, 705 Concordia Ave in Winnipeg, on Saturday June 20, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. with a viewing at 2:00 p.m..
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Susie to the Crisis Pregnancy Centre of Winnipeg, 650 Broadway Ave, Wpg, MB R3C 0X3 or to Gospel for Asia 245 King St E, Stoney Creek ON, L8G 1M1 .
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From: Dan Riedner
What a joy to have known Susie. I pray that the Family experience the peace and love of those who rally around them in these coming days. I pray for the rest that Susie now has to bring her closer to the arms of her Savior. Thinking of you Sharon, and Henry in these coming days, and for the other family members, peace on all of you.
From: Sally Marsolais
Susie will always be remembered by me as a warm, kind and gentle woman who welcomed me into church many years ago. She has no doubt left a beautiful legacy for her family to model after and her presence will be missed. My condolences to the family, especially Henry.
From Ed & Susan Warkentin
Dear Henry and family , our condolences ,love and prayers are there with you and for you . May your memories and faith in God comfort you in the days ahead . We will cherish memories and times shared in the many years that have gone by ..
LOVE & PRAYERS , Ed & Susan
From: Amanda Krahn
This little Lady was the most gentle most powerful prayer warrior I have ever known. Susie was an encourager a difference maker.
From: Murray and Audrey Krushel
We remember Susie's warm inviting smile. When we met, she was always interested in knowing how we were, how our family was doing. Susie truly set an example of what it meant to be a loving, caring, genuine person of faith and courage.
Peace to the family.
Murray and Audrey Krushel
From: Mary-Ann Wiebe
I have so many memories of your mom, from SundaySchool, Vacation Bible School, working in the kitchen with her in the church basement, the women's choir. She had a beautiful smile to match her beautiful spirit. Susie and women like my mom were dedicated to our church, and you should be proud of her contributions to the Sherwood Park Church of God.
I'm sorry for your loss, but take comfort in the fact that she is the Lord's arms now.
From: Rick Syposh
To: Jerry and Family
I remember growing up with Jerry. We were close friends, teammates and confidants. He often spoke of his parents and their devotion to the church as well as their service to God. I know that this faith will bring you comfort at this time of incredible loss. Thank you for the beautiful video that you provided that chronicled some of your mom's important moments. While your mother's loss will be felt here, another star has just been added to the universe. May you find peace in your memories of such a gentle and vibrant soul.