Mom was born on November 19, 1933 on the SW section 13-18-12W (Glenella Municipality) which is currently Frank & Dianna Bohn's Farm. Her parents were Gottlieb & Elsie Bohn (nee Gartz) of Waldersee, MB, she was the oldest of 4 children, 1 sister & 2 brothers. Mom attended Grass River School.
On June 6, 1953, she married Edward Flatt at Christ Lutheran Church, Waldersee, MB. She often talked about having her wedding dance in the loft of her dad's new barn, which was pretty special to her.
They continued to farm on the NE 7-18-11 for 3 years. In 1956 they moved to Brandon and made that their home until 1961. Once again they returned to the farm and later on moved to NW-19-18-11. In 1983, Mom & Dad moved to Glenella, MB and operated the Glen Café until 1986. Mom continued to enjoy her retirement in her small country town of Glenella, MB.
Mom loved her life, she had a great group of friends that would meet every morning for coffee, played cards at the senior center, weekly bingo and knitting. She enjoyed gardening and if you went by her house you were sure to see many pots of flowers that decorated her yard. Of course her pride and joy was her "red geranium hanging baskets" which were her favorite.
Mom’s faith & family got her through some real tough times, losing her daughter Lisa, husband Eddie, and daughter-in-law Lorraine, but she always pushed forward.
Mom’s personality was so special and unique, she taught us kids to always try to be humble & kind, be happy with what life gives you and that money does not buy you happiness.
Early Tuesday morning on March 12th, Mom was found peacefully at her residence. It gave us peace knowing that this is exactly how she wanted to leave this life on earth.
As each day goes by we miss you even more and realize that our lives will never be the same, but in saying that we are extremely blessed to have had you as our mom and grandma for all these years. Your memories will forever live in our hearts and we will continue to share these with our families as part of you will always live in us.
Mom’s memory will be cherished by her children Brian, Jason (Mackenzie); Howard (Valerie), Heather (Konrad), Maggie & Konnor, Jana (Rene), Bennett & Ayla; Darryl (Karen), Tara, Sean & Adam; Brenda (Morley), Shane (Jolene), Tyson, Justin (Jenna), & Landon; also Mom’s sister, Jean McBride; brothers Ken Bohn (Anne), Frank Bohn (Dianna); sister-in-law Ruth Bohn and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom was predeceased by her husband Eddie in Dec 30, 1993; daughter Lisa on April 14,1985; daughter-in-law Lorraine on July 18, 2010; brothers-in-law Jim McBride, John Bohn; sisters-in-law Flora Gartz (Bill) & Janet Belton (Larry).
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
Unit 3-2430 Victoria Ave. Brandon, Manitoba R7B 0M5,
Central Plains Cancer Services
318 Saskatchewan Avenue E., Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 0K8,
Christ Lutheran Church, Waldersee
Box 86, Glenella Manitoba ROJ OVO, AB