Lydia Weins

Lydia Weins

Lydia Wilhelmina Weins

April 19, 1923 – May 3, 2013

On May 3, 2013, Lydia Wilhelmina Weins of Ponoka passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years. Lydia is survived by her three daughters, Doreen (Doug) Roesti, Evon McLaren and Laurie Leonhardt all of Ponoka; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and one sister, Emma Cook of Ponoka. Lydia was predeceased by her parents Caroline and Stephen Rinsky; brother Walter Rinsky; and grandson John McLaren. Lydia spent her first 40 years in the Bashaw area. Living on a farm and raising three girls she was a busy woman with fieldwork, milking cows, raising poultry, gardening and canning. In 1966 Lydia moved to Ponoka and worked at Northcott Nursing Home for many years. After retirement, Lydia spent her time gardening and dancing. Lydia will be remembered for her energetic and determined spirit. She was also a generous woman and took great pleasure in hosting family gatherings. A Funeral Service is being held at the Ponoka Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 with the Interment Service following at Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Rimoka Housing Foundation. To express condolences to Lydia’s family, please visit

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