Mary Neufeld Stobbe died Sept. 29, 2010. She was born Oct. 25, 1923 in Molotschna, Ukraine to Johann and Elizabeth Neufeld. The family immigrated to Canada when Mary was 9 months. She grew up in Woodlands, Man., and Winnipeg. Mary committed her life to Christ as a teenager and was baptized into North Kildonan MB Church, Winnipeg. She taught in Oakbank, Man., prior to her marriage to Peter Stobbe, July 23, 1949. Her passion was nurturing her children and serving her church and community; she was instrumental in starting the first MCC thrift store in Brandon, Man. Mary was Peter’s partner in life. They enjoying travelling, camping, and golfing together. Predeceased by daughter Lynda, all her siblings; Mary is mourned by Peter; children David (Candace), Edith (Tim), Elaine, Gordon (Liz), Karen (Don), Doug; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. The memorial was at Richmond Park MB Church, Brandon.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.