1931 ~ 2016
Peacefully with her family at her side, Elfriede passed away on March 2, 2016 at the age of 85.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Waldemar of 65 years, her children Robert (Tracy), Helmut (Susan), Ingrid (Rick), Ulrich (Linda) and Lorelei. She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, her sisters Sigrid (Adolf) and Elsie (Ben) and brother Reinhard, her sister in-law Irene and brother in-law Robert in Klein Förste, Germany and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Erna and Heinrich Grenke, her sister Helen and two brothers in infancy in Poland, her mother in-law Emilie and brothers in-law Gustav, Alfred and Benno in Germany.
Elfriede immigrated to Canada with her family in 1949. At this time she met her love Waldemar and they married during the flood in 1950. Her interests included her plants, her garden, her knitting and crocheting. Her love for her family was the most important part of her life.
A special thank you to the Pinawa Hospital Staff for their wonderful care and compassion.
Funeral Service will be Monday, March 7 at 1:00 p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue E., Beausejour with viewing one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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It was a sad day to hear of Auntie Friede’s passing. It brought back many fond childhood memories of
getting together, particularly the warm welcome by your mother to share Christmas with your family after my own father had passed away so suddenly. This also brings back sad memories of my mother passing away 8 years ago. I like to think that both sisters are together once again without the suffering. Our family will be thinking of all of you at this very difficult time.
Love Linda, Tim, Clinton and Brandy and family
It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Friede. Our condolences to you, Waldemar, and your family.
Eleanor and Alfred Schmidtke, and family.
Port Colborne, Ontario