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Bernice Jean Gurke

May 5, 1942 ~ June 7, 2020 (age 78)


Bernice "Janet" Jean Gurke

     It is with sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Janet Gurke.

      On Sunday, June 7th at the Douglas Campbell Lodge, with family by her side, Janet passed away at the age of 78 years.

      Left to cherish her memory are her sons; Danny (Liz), Keith (Kim) and Brent (Karla).  Grandchildren; Taylor, Joshua and Karter.  Janet was predeceased by her husband George and children Shelley Anne and Jason Andrew. 

      Mom & Dad were married on September 2nd, 1961.  They moved into their “dream house” in 1972 with their three young sons.  Over the years their house slowly turned into their “dream home”.  When mom would need a storage cabinet or shelf, dad would build it. Their home was truly theirs. 

      Mom was a full-time homemaker for her family.  Her boys were the “lights of her life”.  Mom loved to bake, read, knit and crochet.  She loved her house plants and would often be heard talking to them.  Mom loved to have tea with family and friends and she really liked to talk!

     Viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Omega Funeral Home, 83 Royal Rd. S., Portage la Prairie. 

      Due to the pandemic restrictions a private family service for Janet will be held with Reverend Will Rose officiating.  Interment to follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Live stream of the service will be available click here to view -

      In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Douglas Campbell Lodge, 150 – 9th St. SE, Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 3T6  

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Funeral Service
June 17, 2020

1:00 PM
Omega Funeral Home
83 Royal Road South
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1T8

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