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90 years, peacefully on April 23, 2012 at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario. Predeceased by Ernst, her loving husband and best friend of 58 years. Dear mother of Norbert & Gisele Hartmann, Wolfgang & Cathy Hartmann, Susan and Royal Piché. Beloved Oma of seven grandchildren and their partners: Erich & Barbara, Elyse & Scott, Justin & Grace, Genevieve & Ryan, Michael, Tom & Aimee, Daniel & Melissa. Dear sister of Wiltrud Schmitt and sister-in-law of Anna Schwank, and predeceased by her brother Engelbert Reith. She will be remembered by many nieces and nephews in Germany and Austria. Elsa was a long time member and former president of St. Michael's Catholic Women's League. Visiting at
WINDSOR CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME
(Main Chapel) 519-253-7234
1700 Tecumseh Rd. E.
on Friday, April 27 from 6-9 p.m. Prayers 7:30 p.m. Relatives and friends are requested to gather on Saturday, April 28 at St. Michael's German Catholic Church (2153 Parkwood) for 10:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Alphonsus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Canadian Red Cross Society or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared with the family at
Published in The Windsor Star from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2012