It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Gerda passed away on Sunday, September 20 at the age of 87 years.
Gerda was born in Reichenberg (Liberec) Czech Republic on June 8, 1933. She met her future husband, George, in Diefenbach, Germany. After separately immigrating to Canada, they married on March 21, 1953. She dedicated her life to raising her four children, and supporting the family. She worked as a seamstress, and then administrator for George’s Construction Ltd. She enjoyed hosting parties, playing music, finding a good bargain, and winning at cards.
She was predeceased by George, her husband of 61 years. Gerda will be sadly missed by her sister Traudel (Ernst) Heller, children Edith (Doug) Phillips, Henry (Lori), Don and Gary (Lisa), her twelve grandchildren Lana (Natalie), Lucy (Chris), Kevin, Adam, Miyah (Mike), Amanda (Ryley), Sadie (Casey), Megan, Mason, Justine, Savannah and Bronson, and five great grandchildren Otto, Heston, Esme, Anderson and Summer.
Rest In Peace Gerda.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer‘s Society of Alberta & NW, #306, 10430 - 61 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6H 2J3.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home, 703-13th Street North, Lethbridge. Viewing will be available the hour prior to the Funeral Service.
Please wear your mask and respect social distancing. Live streaming of service will be made available and posted here at time of service. Interment will be video recorded and posted after service time
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