Hohl Iris Mary (nee Tarapacki)
Passed on May 16, 2023
Iris Hohl was born July 6, 1940 on the farm near Innisfree, Alberta and passed away at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 16, 2023 at the age of 82.
She married Henry Hohl in Vegreville, Alberta on October 21, 1961. In 1964, they moved to Thompson, Manitoba and in 1992 they moved to Paint Lake Provincial Park living in a beautiful cabin they built together. After 43 years in northern Manitoba, Mom and Dad moved to Teulon, Manitoba where they enjoyed making many new friends. Recently Mom moved to River Ridge Retirement Residence in Winnipeg due to illness.
Mom was a hard worker and took pride in a job well done. She worked as a hairdresser and a waitress in her earlier years. Her love of food led her to building a small home catering business that delighted many who attended weddings, funerals, baby showers, anniversaries and such with her culinary skills. Baba, as she was affectionately known, always had freezers full of baking and Ukrainian dishes such as perogies and cabbage rolls that she happily and proudly shared with her family, neighbors and friends.
Besides feeding people, Mom’s greatest joy was her family. She loved visiting with friends and family. She treasured new and old friendships and stayed in touch on the phone. She was a positive spiritual person and was very caring. She had a tender heart and was kind. This attracted many people who became life-long friends. Mom loved the sunshine, her flowers and her home. Recently, she became interested in composting and recycling because she wanted to save just a small piece of the planet for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mom spent many hours Swedish weaving, knitting and crocheting that she also shared with those she loved. Playing cards and doing puzzles were favorite pastimes as was dancing both when she was younger and in the Teulon area later on. For those who may remember, it was beautiful to watch Iris and Henry dance.
She is survived by her children Jennell (Bob) Majeran, Kenton (Sherri) Hohl and Shelley (Brian) Mousseau. Grandchildren Aly (Dalyn) Flatt, Kristy (Josh) McInnes, Kayla Hohl (Ryan) and Kyle Hohl , great grandchildren Axl and Jace Flatt and Iyla McInnes. Iris is survived by sisters Elsie Cummings and Leona (Peter) Pauk, brother Michael Tarapacki, sisters-in-law Phyllis Tarapacki, and Joan Hohl and sister and brother-in-law Bertha and Roy Plant. She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews and special “daughter” Heather, all of whom will miss her so very deeply and will cherish her memory.
Iris is predeceased by her husband Henry Hohl, her parents John and Mary Tarapacki, sisters Anne and Sylvia and brothers Peter, Edward and Joseph (in infancy), sister-in-law Lillian Tarapacki, and brothers-in-law Walter Burak and Lawrence Hohl.
The family would like to thank all of those that helped during this difficult journey including friends, doctors, nurses and support workers. There are many, and too numerous to mention here. Your love, support and compassion is very appreciated.
Mom…. “may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest” by Shakespeare (Hamlet). We love you.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 22 at 11:00 am in Teulon, Manitoba at the St. Peter Lutheran Church. Pastor Jennifer Marlor is officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Riverview Health Centre Foundation Palliative Care, Floor 3, East by visiting rhc.mb.ca.
Jennell Kenton Shelley and families Our deepest sympathy to everyone and Gods blessing. We hope Henry and Iris are dancing together in heaven. Our love Bertha/Roy
Roy & Bertha Plant
Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Iris. She was a wonderful lady and a true friend. Always ready with a cup of tea and time to visit. She really loved watching curling and hockey, so we knew who to call if we missed the game and what the outcome was. We had great times and adventures together. The dog cart ride in Churchill will remain forever in our hearts, and the glamping trips that still make the "other two amigos" laugh to this day. She was one of our dearest friends and we were blessed to have her in our lives. She will be missed by us, as we know she will be missed by her devoted family, who were there with her to the end. May God keep watch over Iris and her family and friends.
Bruce & Ruth
To Jannell, Kenton, Shelly and families. We send our prayers and Condolences. It was a great blessing to have your Mom and Dad as Neighbors in Teulon. "Baba" was always fun when a hockey or curling even baseball game was televised. We would have tea and talk about our "ARM-CHAIR" WINS. Iris you never lost a game. Whether baking cookies, pumpkin loaf, checking on a recipe with Shelly, making perogies, cabbage rolls, poppy seed cake, or trying a new recipe, cleaning windows, helping at the annual Canada Day by carving turkeys, or donating baking and always finished by Noon. The afternoon was for whatever you felt like doing after the important work was done. Your opinion was always heard and taken into consideration. Sitting by Bruce and Ruth's firepit with other neighbors was always exciting when Iris joined us.. Shopping together was always an adventure. Leonard and I felt very honored to have had you in our lives for 15 years. It was a pleasure to meet your family. You always beamed with a big smile whenever you knew any of your family were coming to visit. Walking Shelly home by phone was a high lite of many of your days. Our Grandson still asks where you moved to when you left Crescent Creek. He loved to go over to have a fast visit. You were loved by our whole family. Your family supported you in any way they could throughout your time of illness. We commend them and God Bless each of Them. Losing you will be difficult for many. Some may just be "Thankful" to have had you in their lives. Many may say Rest In Peace our Dear Iris, your work on earth is now over - well done. Embrace the new journey you now are on. We will NEVER forget such a special Friend. 💕💔💓 Leonard & Josie
Leonard and Josie Lindley
A great friend for over forty years. She dearly loved her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. If either one needed to talk about certain things the other one was always a good listener.A lot of great memories while living in Thompson. Hockey was the biggest thing, as our sons played together. Art coached and Henry the manager. If Iris didn’t agree with some of the coaches plans, she would let him know, especially when it come to the goalies. Our trip to Eastern Canada is one we will always cherish. Iris you will be remembered as a GREAT FRIEND. Rest in peace. Art and Doreen Jervis
Art and Doreen Jervis
Your Mom, Iris, was a true blessing to my parents, Art & Deanna, and our entire family. She was a bright light whose laughter, kindness, zest for life & amazing cooking will always be remembered. The special long-distance friendship she shared with my Mom instilled in me the importance of cultivating a support network of girlfriends who you can count on through the trials & triumphs of life. My fond memory of them is sending a little plastic lemon back & forth through the mail of each other’s favourite liquor so they could share a drink. 😊 I know Iris’ love for her family was the greatest joy in her life & she beamed with pride when she spoke of each of you. Her legacy & spirit lives on through you. May you all be blessed with strength & comfort during this difficult time. Sending sincere condolences, love & support across the miles, Doug & Lisa Wakaruk (nee Baxandall)
My deepest sympathies to Janelle, Kenton and Shelley and their families. Iris stayed in touch with my family after they left Vegreville! I’m pretty sure that Iris and Henry, Art and Deanna Baxandall and Ron and Jennie Hnydyk are competing in hose laying competitions just like in the old days!! I have so many wonderful and funny pictures of them! ❤️❤️❤️❤️🦋🦋🦋🦋
Dear Iris Thank you for the special gift of friendship that grew to love between us. And thank you for all you and your family have taught or shown Heather to make her the strong young woman she is today. You will be missed but always with us in spirit. Carol John And Heather
Shelly, Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love. I know how much you love your Mum. You are so much like her. I guess that's why I grew to love her-she's in you. Thank you for sharing her. Thank you for the laughs & wisdom & hugs & jokes & so many little things that became special because she gave them so lovingly. Lucky you! She was 'MY FRIEND IRIS' but she was YOUR MUM. xxooooo My deepest sympathy to you & your family. Your Friend Dale.
Condolences to all the family on the passing of Iris. She was a beautiful person who had a heart of gold. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren deeply. She will be forever missed. 🙏🏻💐
There is no such thing as an ordinary flower. Auntie Iris was extraordinary. May her radiant love and light shine brightly forever. Love Rosalie xoxo
I was blessed because we were sisters. Iris was a beautiful jewel. A treasure, beyond measure. I miss her beyond words. I love you forever. Until we meet again. Elsie Cummings ♥️
I met Iris because I am one of her homecare workers, I became really close to her, she is kind and gentle so even in the short moments of my visit with her we still manage to talk about things which made her happy, she always told me that within a day she always received a call from her children and made sure that she was fine and comfortable, we talked about many things so I gradually got to know Iris I was sad because she had to be taken to Riverview because it was necessary, there she would be well taken care of and watched over, Iris wherever you are now I hope your journey to our lord will be peaceful you have become a part of my life and I will never forget you, thank you for the love and friendship. Rest in peace…I love you and goodbye
I met Irish because I am one of her homecare workers, I became really close to her, she is kind and gentle so even in the short moments of my visit with her we still manage to talk about things which made her happy, she always told me that within a day she always received a call from her children and made sure that she was fine and comfortable, we talked about many things so I gradually got to know Irish, I was sad because she had to be taken to Riverview because it was necessary, there she would be well taken care of and watched over, Irish wherever you are now I hope your journey to our lord will be peaceful you have become a part of my life and I will never forget you, thank you for the love and friendship. Rest in peace…I love you and goodbye
Shelley, Baba was amazing. We will always remember her and our phone chats fondly. You were able to spend her final months together and took care of her with such patience and love. Find peace in knowing you did everything you could to keep her happy and comfortable. Sending love to you, Brian and your family. Love Heather and Alex.
Heather & Alex Moroz
Words cannot express the joy Baba brought to so so many people. She will continue as shining star in the universe and will always remain in the hearts of those who were privileged to know her. Sending you all sincere condolences and love. Leanne Jenner 💕
Thinking of you all with Sympathy at this time. Praying that God will comfort you with the peace and strength only he can give!
I had the good fortune of being able to spend time with Iris since her move to Winnipeg. I will miss her and our time together. Shelley, Jannell, Kenton thank you for sharing your mom.with me. My heart breaks with yours. Love and miss her..Jean xo
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