Tribute to Edmund Buhr
Edmund Buhr was born On August 8, 1925 at Plum Coulee, Manitoba to Peter and Tina Buhr. He was the fourth child in a family of 12. His childhood years were difficult as the family was very poor and food was often scarce. At the age of 13 he suffered a severe attack of rheumatic fever. That same year Ed accepted the Lord as his Saviour, a life-changing decision that he loved to talk about for the remainder of his life.
After one of his school teachers gave a talk about heaven and hell, Dad chose to accept the Lord as his personal Saviour. When his school years were done, he entered the work force, doing many odd jobs. Dad lived a life of “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ”. Philippians 1:6.
He married Sara (Sadie) Schulz in 1958, and their marriage was blessed with the arrival of two daughters, Anita Joyce and Gloria Anne.
Following the death of his wife Sadie in 1988, Dad retired from his job as caretaker of the Provincial Building in Three Hills, Alberta and moved back to Manitoba. During his employment with the government, he won several awards for his outstanding landscaping projects, which consisted of planting an array of beautiful flowers and shrubs that were kept meticulously watered and trimmed.
On April 26, 2003, Dad married Eva Buhr, and they enjoyed 18 wonderful years of growing older together. They were devoted to each other and enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbours and taking trips to Portage and Steinbach.
Dad experienced many health issues due to pulmonary hypertension and associated heart problems. Admissions to Carberry Hospital became more frequent, until his loss of strength and mobility meant he could no longer be at home. He became a resident of the MacGregor Personal Care Home in May of 2018, where he resided until he went home to be with the Lord.
Throughout his stay, he often shared the gospel and his personal testimony with staff and visitors. He frequently spoke of the Rapture and how he was waiting for it! Dad always loved music and enjoyed playing his accordian until his strength failed. While he was a resident in the care home he enjoyed the groups who came to minister in music.
Visits from Dad’s daughters were always a great event in his life, and often took place around the time of Dad’s birthday. That meant he could have a birthday party in the park, with Chicken Chef chicken on the menu. Those were precious times in his life and in the lives of his family.
Eventually, Dad grew too weak to sit up in his wheelchair for any length of time or to participate in activities for the residents. However, he still called Mom on the phone every morning before he went for breakfast, and her daily visits were the highlight of his day.
Regardless of how weak and tired Dad became, he loved to hear the Word of God, and would peacefully fold his hands while he listened. Some of his favorite passages were from the Gospel of John, the Book of Romans, and the book of Revelation.
On Thursday, September 16th, Dad peacefully entered into the presence of his Saviour.
Edmund Buhr was predeceased by his wife Sadie, 6 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by his loving wife Eva and her family; two daughters: Anita and Stan Jerry, their daughters Rebecca and Kirsten; Gloria and Larry Geddert, their son Jesse, daughter Jenny her husband Pei and their sons Matti and Logan. He is also survived by 2 sisters, one brother, many friends, nieces and nephews.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them that love His appearing”. 2 Timothy 4:7,8
The family wishes to thank everyone who was involved in Dad’s care over the years, as well as those who visited and ministered to him in various ways.
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