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Born: Jun 28, 1944

Date of Passing: Sep 14, 2021

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After a long and courageous struggle, the family of Anni Hahlweg would like to
announce her peaceful passing on September 14, 2021 at the Gimli Hospital.
Anni was born in Annaberg, Germany during the Second World War on June 28, 1944. Anni, accompanied by her mom, brother, and Oma, were able to escape and find their way to a refugee camp in Berlin.
They joined other Mennonite refugees and set sail on the Volendam ship to Paraguay. After nine years, the family was fortunate to be sponsored to Canada and a new life began for the now family of nine.
Anni loved her life and lived it with zest and passion. Her long career at Safeway led to many happy customers and some lifelong friends. She loved going dancing with her
older brother and friends at the German Club, where she met her husband, Karl Hahlweg. They married on April 24, 1964, and were blessed with two sons, Brian and Tim. Their home in Transcona was a place of parties, young people, family dinners, and fun. Anni and Karl later retired to Lake Forest Estates where they embraced their life and
community in Gimli. Anni worked at Super A, known affectionately by her grandchildren as "Super Anni's". She volunteered at New
Horizons Seniors Club, sang with the Westshore Singers, and made many more friends. Anni loved and was loved by her
family and friends. Her sons were her pride and joy and her four granddaughters, the icing on her cake. Everyone who knew her had their lives enriched.
Left to mourn her passing are her son Brian and wife Chantal, granddaughters, Kiera and Riana, son Tim and wife Jodi, granddaughters, Casey and Emily, step-daughter Debbie Schneider and husband
David and their family, her long time
companion Roger Dickinson, brothers, Viktor Dyck and wife Marian Murray, Peter Hamm and wife Maggie, sisters, Leni Lousier, Liese Kleinfeld, Johanna Chin and husband Brad and many cherished nephews, nieces and friends.
Anni was predeceased by her husband Karl in 2009, her parents, Anna and August Hamm, parents-in-law, Lucy and Alexander, and brothers-in-law, George Hahlweg and Ron Kleinfeld.
Due to capacity limits related to Covid19 restrictions, a private funeral service will be held at the Gimli Lutheran Church on September 22. If you would like to attend, we kindly ask that you email to confirm seating availability.
Heartfelt thanks go out to the many caring staff at the Gimli Hospital.
Donations in Anni's memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or a charity of your choice if so desired.

Condolences can be left on her tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli
in care of arrangements.

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 18, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Brian and Tim, Please accept my most sincere condolences on the passing of your precious mother, Anni. Anni and I go back 45 years to #708 Canada Safeway in Winnipeg. What a happy, go lucky woman she was. She always had a smile on her face and showed interest to whomever she interacted with. She was such a hard worker who lived life to the fullest. Then we reconnected some 15 yrs ago in Gimli - what a nice surprise seeing her again and catching up where we left off. To lose a mother is to lose the pathway back to your childhood. Take comfort that you were good sons, and take joy that you are making great memories for your children. Wishing you and your families strength and peace in your hearts during this difficult time. - Posted by: Anna Marinelli (Safeway co worker) on: Sep 26, 2021

  • I have so many fond memories of my Tante Anni, where to begin? Bonfires at the lake house with Uncle Karl, her amazing turkey and stuffing at Christmas and Thanksgiving. I was really into Tolkien and fantasy stories as a child, and Tante Anni made me a set of ceramic dragons, beautifully hand crafted and painted, for Christmas one year. They were displayed proudly in my room, I cherished them because of the care and love that went into making them. You came to visit me in New Zealand with mom a few years ago, I'm so glad you were able to come and see me half way around the world! I love you Tante Anni! Thank you for everything! - Posted by: Jordan Lousier (Nephew) on: Sep 20, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy. When a loved one becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. - Posted by: Daria Didkowski (Friend) on: Sep 20, 2021

  • So sorry to hear this. She was always so pleasant and cheerful. - Posted by: Susan Styrchak (neighbour (behind on Lakeview Cres.)) on: Sep 19, 2021

  • I was very sad to hear of the passing of Anni. I got to know Anni as she always bought honey from me. She was a lovely, sweet, kind, beautiful lady and I was very fond of her. She shared stories of her sisters and family with me and I enjoyed them very much. My deepest sympathy to all of Anni's family in your time of loss. Debra Vosper (Friend) - Posted by: Debra Vosper (Friend/Neighbour) on: Sep 18, 2021

  • Brian and Tim. I am truly saddened by the news of your mom's passing. My parents held her in the highest esteem. She was very kind to me and for that I will forever hold a special place in my heart for her. My sincere condolences to you both. - Posted by: Dino Venesia (family friend) on: Sep 18, 2021

  • I was stunned when I received news earlier this week of Anni’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to Roger and Anni’s family. My thoughts and prayers remain with you all. I’ve known Anni since the 1980’s when my late father Stan and his wife MaryLou built their cottage next to Anni and Karl. Countless stories and memories of their wonderful friendship and happy hours were shared over the many years. Anni loved gardening as did my father and there were always friendly competitions to see who could grow the biggest tomatoes. Anni would often offer me some of her amazing and tasty preserves. I too would be become a recipient of hers and Roger’s friendship and love when I moved to LakeForest Estates permanently in 2017. There were many times where we shared a supper and spent an evening playing cards, telling stories, sharing memories. We also enjoyed several bonfires together of these past few years. - Posted by: Wayne Didkowski (friend/next door neighbour) on: Sep 18, 2021

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