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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Oma/Mutti on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at the Cascades Hospice at the age of 96. Elfriede was born in Vienna, Austria on October 14, 1916. She is survived by her eldest daughter, Elfriede (Leslie) and her youngest daughter, Gisela (Vern). Grandchildren MaryAnn (Todd), Judy (Brad), Debbie (Gord), Carrie ( Steve), Peter, Steven (Stephanie), Monica (Dan), Sandi (Steve). Great-grandchildren Jeff, Christy, Stephanie, Andrew, Ryan (Hasti), Taylor (Daniel), Logan, Tad, LaRae, Faith, Austin, and Lucas. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Leslie, her daughters, Ingrid and Gabriele (Gus), and her sons, Ladislaus and Peter. A Funeral Service will be held at the Garden's of Gethsemani Chapel, in Surrey on January 10 at 1:00 p.m., with a Burial to follow. Elfriede had retired from St. Pauls Hospital in 1981, after 23 years of service. A Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion at 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. -17567 57th Ave. Surrey, Please enter at auditorium parking lot doors. We would like to thank Dr. Bull and all the nurses who looked after Oma so lovingly for the last 10 days of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation in Elfriede's name.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 2013