January 30, 1935 – July 1, 2021
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Lena Loewen (Neufeld) on July 1, 2021. She was 86.
Lena was welcomed home in heaven and reunited with family and friends who went before her and into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Lena was born to Henry and Annie Neufeld on January 30, 1935 in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan. She was one of 10 children. Besides her parents, Lena was predeceased by her sisters Nettie Guenther, Betty Neufeld, Ann Derksen and her brothers Henry, John, Gilbert and most recently, Peter. She is survived by her brothers Cornelius (Helen) and Herman (Kathy).
Lena grew up in the small community of Virgil, Ontario and moved out west when she was a young woman. It was there that she met Henry Loewen. They married September 29, 1956.
Lena was a devoted and loving wife to Henry for 64 years and together they raised 4 children to whom they instilled the love of God and values for life. Wanda, Esther (Gary Mitchel), Luella (David Westlund) and Mark (former spouse Crystal Loewen).
As a mother to her children there was no end of love and it was never conditional. Lena will also be sorrowfully missed by her grandchildren, Paul, Joelle, Keelaina, Alieda and Tristan, who considered her a second mom.
Her grandchildren were a source of pride and endless joy. They brought to her life such delight and evoked curiosity with everything they took on in life. Her absence will leave a deep void in their lives.
Lena and Henry were ranchers raising cattle, growing crops and raising kids. For many years Lena also assumed the role of a mother to many young men who were offenders of the law and lived and worked on the ranch as a part of a rehabilitation in the community. These were formative years for those young men as well as for her family. She treated them as she treated her children, with love, respect and dignity.
Lena had a profound ability to embrace and connect with people from all walks of life. She saw the best in everyone and always looked for the positive. To all who knew her, her cheerful disposition, her joy of life and her grateful attitude were always evident. Lena saw herself as servant to all and her home was a place where she could demonstrate her gift of hospitality. She loved to be alive and cherished every moment she was given until she was given no more.
Our family has drawn comfort during this difficult time from family and friends who have reminded us of the great impact she had on their lives. Lena will be profoundly missed and remembered by all of us.
Lena received excellent care during her short stay at the Red Deer Hospital Covid ward.
A celebration of Lena’s life will be announced at a later date. Obituary
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