Josephine Hilda Zeller
Passed on June 23, 2019
With great sadness we announce the passing of Auntie Josie on June 23, 2019 at the age of 94. She is survived by her eight nieces and nephews: Nelix Zeller of Edmonton, AB; Diane (Steve) Taylor of Oakville, ON; Rick (Karri) Zeller of Penhold, AB; Carl (Kathy) Zeller of Teulon, MB; Brenda Pankiw of Selkirk, MB; Donna (Myles) McMahon of Winnipeg, MB; Doug (Melody) Zeller of Teulon, MB and Dean (Teresa) Zeller of Haskett, MB. She also leaves 12 great-nieces and nephews and 13 great-great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her long-time friend Hulli, parents Joseph and Hilda; brothers Arthur (Yvette), Edwin (Marie), Paul and Robert (Bette) and great nephew Joshua. Auntie was born in the RM of St Laurent on August 21, 1924. She attended school in Ideal where she finished her grade 11. She then got a permit to teach for one year before attending Normal School in Winnipeg and graduated from grade 12. While teaching, she attended University of Winnipeg and received her Bachelor of Education degree in 1977. She taught many places throughout the province and finished her career teaching in Gimli for 16 years. She retired in 1986 after teaching for 43 years. She then moved back to the family farm in Ideal where she resided until December 2015. She lived in Gateway Manor in Teulon until her passing. Her true passion was teaching and often requested school report cards from her nieces and nephews and most recently the next generations. Her hobbies were reading and caring for her puppies -Twyla and Buttons, who kept her great company. Cremation has taken place and a funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Inwood Hall, Inwood, MB. Honorary pallbearers are Joanne & John Vaillancourt, Prestyn Pankiw, Alivia Pankiw , Reese Pankiw and Lexy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society in her memory.
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