(nee Wirsch)


Passed away Friday,

January 23, 2015 at the age

of 78. Survived by her loving

family, son Peter (Cathy) of

West Kelowna; daughter Sylvia

Wesenberg-Kot (Walter) of

Winnipeg; son-in-law Gordon

Christiaens of Winnipeg;

grandchildren: Toby Wesenberg

of Kelowna, Christopher Bertrand

of West Kelowna, Mickey Kot

(Teah) and Maxwell Kot all of

Winnipeg; sisters: Rosa Tschritter (Erwin) of Stoney Creek, ON, Herta Towle of Winnipeg

and Erika Mueller of Vernon, BC; brother-in-law Adolf

Kruger of Okanagan Falls, BC; numerous nieces and

nephews. Predeceased by her father Gustav, mother Sofia, husband George, daughter Ingrid and sister Suzanna. 

Mom was born Sept. 1, 1936 in Cataloi, Romania. 

She immigrated to Canada in 1951 with her mother and

sisters. They made their way to Winnipeg, where she

met George.  They were married in 1952 and raised

3 children in a loving home. Wonderful summers were

spent at Lester Beach.  Mom’s talents were many, from

baking and cooking to handicrafts of every sort; her love

of doll collecting was a passion. She was a member of the German Society for many years, managing the bar and

restaurant.  Her involvement in Folklorama brought her joy.  Mom took immense pride in her home and family,

especially her grandchildren. Erna had a special place

in her heart for her pets.  Retirement brought George

and Erna to Peachland where they lived out their final

years in their own little paradise.  We love you Mom and Oma. Auf wiedersehen.  The family would like to express their gratitude for the care Mom received at KGH. 

A special thanks to staff on 4A.  A Funeral Service

will be held on Friday, January 30 at 1:00 pm at

Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road,

Kelowna, BC.  Flowers are welcome or memorial

donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation

of Canada


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