February 17, 1937 - June 11, 2022
With broken hearts we regret to announce that Jeannette Teichgraeb (Luchak) at Age 85 suddenly passed away on June 11, 2022 with her family by her side.
Jeannette was the loving mother of John, Jan (Kim), and Belinda (Edmund) and is survived by the father of her kids, Benno Teichgrab.
Jeannette grew up in Winnipeg's West End and attended Somerset, Hugh John Macdonald, and Daniel McIntyre schools. As a young girl she spent many summers with relatives in Ontario at Kashabowie Lake. Mom constantly spoke about going to the movies with her father and she always said that this was one of the best times of her life.
She began her working career with Great West Life from 1953 to 1960, where she started as a messenger and eventually became a highly skilled typist with a speed rating of 105 words per minute on a standard manual typewriter. After taking time off to have her first child John in 1960 she resumed her working career as a typist with CKRC radio station until taking a longer break from working after having Jan and Belinda. She then obtained her real estate license and worked for Fargo Realty in the mid 1970’s for a few years. In 1980 she landed her dream job at CFB Winnipeg as a secretary until retirement in 2001.
Mom enjoyed taking her children downtown for shopping and lunch at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, The Bay Paddlewheel restaurant, malted milks in the Bay basement, Eaton’s cafeteria, Woolworth’s cafeteria, and in the early days the South Seas Restaurant. Mom enjoyed supporting John and Jan with their hockey throughout the late 1960’s and 1970’s. She also enjoyed taking her three children to West Kildonan Park during that same period. Mom enjoyed being with her friends from the flying club at St. Andrews Airport. She particularly loved George Engel and Rose & Dave Gordon and would fly with them around the southern Manitoba area visiting various locations and participating in fly in poker derbies. Mom volunteered at the RAA Experimental Aviation Association as a secretary. Mom enjoyed being around her flowers in her home garden. She was also an avid reader of mystery books obtained from the Winnipeg Public Library. Mom and Belinda looked forward to spending time together at various high teas and enjoying the pastries. She also found time to do all of the books for Jan's business for many years.
Mom loved to travel with John to antique and classic car shows throughout Manitoba, Minneapolis, and Iola, Wisconsin. Mom loved looking at the pictures and home movies of these car shows, air shows, and the travel vacations of her children. One of her favorite things to do was taking a car ride in the countryside to admire the scenery and wildlife and take Tikka the family dog for long walks. Mom loved to be at the lake and spent six summers at Jan & Kim's cabin on Longbow Lake in the Kenora area of Ontario where she enjoyed reading her book in the sun on the dock. Mom loved animals and always spoke fondly about the cats and dogs in her life. Mom was a kind person and enjoyed volunteering for many years with the food bank at Ness Baptist Church.
Our family is most thankful to Barbara Bodnar for being mom’s lifelong best friend dating back to their elementary school days together.
Her children were with her upon her passing. Jeannette will be fondly remembered.
In lieu of flowers please donate to your local food bank.
Jeannette will be greatly missed by all who knew her. We will cherish her memory.
We love you mom!
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