Funeral For: Dorothy Ellen Sobering
Funeral Date: February 8, 2024
Dorothy Ellen Sobering, 87, of Steinbach passed away Friday, February 2nd at The Cottages, Steinbach. She is survived by her husband, 4 children and their families.
The funeral service for Dorothy Ellen Sobering will be held Thursday, February 8th at 2pm at Birchwood Funeral Chapel with burial at Heritage Cemetery.
Viewing will be at the chapel one hour prior to the service.
Donations may be made to Canadian Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Arrangements by Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach.
It is with heavy hearts that we, the family, announce the passing of Dorothy Ellen Sobering (Toews), on Friday, February 2nd, 2024 at The Cottages in Steinbach with her twins by her side. She was 87 years old.
Dorothy was the baby in the family, born September 12, 1936 in Steinbach to Abraham and Helena Toews. Her older sister Anne got to name her and is the reason why she was the only one in the family with a middle name.
Dorothy was the last surviving sibling of her Toews family.
She is survived by her husband, four children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even two great-great-grandchildren!
Dorothy married Art Sobering December 5th, 1953 in Steinbach and they had four children together - James (Toni), Beverly (Ron), and the twins Curtis (Sandy) and Kyle (Holly). Dorothy spent her years raising her children and working part time at Rest Haven doing laundry. She also worked for ACL with their apartment program. She loved to entertain friends and family (aka feed us all).
After her children were grown and grandchildren came around she enjoyed spending time with them. Dorothy loved picnics in Sandilands, colouring and was a skilled whistler. Goodness, could she whistle! She had a very relaxed approach to life, taking it all in stride. One of her favourite sayings was "It just doesn't matter". She always kept a pair of wool socks in her car with some spare cash- just in case. She enjoyed coffee dates with her Ekron friends, taking the bus into Winnipeg, watching the Toronto Blue Jay's play and playing Kinsmen bingo.
We will miss her beautiful smile, rosy cheeks, and warm hugs. The funeral service for Dorothy Sobering (Toews) will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB., with viewing prior to the service. To join the family via livestream, please click HERE shortly before the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Foundation.