Irma passed away January 25, 2017 at the age of 84. Irma was born in Maraslienfeld, Bessarabia, Romania in 1932. She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie (Harold) Schock of Kelowna; son Daniel (Selina) Priebe of Calgary, AB; grandchildren Isaac Schock, Eli Schock, Lance Priebe, Lukas Priebe; sisters Lilli Weger of Germany, Alma Rapp of USA; brothers Artur Hehr of Germany, Bruno Hehr of Australia, Erwin Hehr of Germany, Emil Hehr of Germany; Reinhold Klinger of West Kelowna, BC and many nieces and nephews in Canada and Germany. Predeceased by her husband Alfred Priebe, and her brother Oskar Hehr of Germany.
Irma and her husband immigrated to Calgary, AB from Germany in 1960. There, they raised two children, Irma devoting herself to the home before retiring to Kelowna, BC. Irma continued to have a strong relationship with those left behind in Germany until she passed away.
Irma’s greatest accomplishment was raising her family; keeping an orderly home, providing for her children’s and husband’s needs in addition to those of her grandchildren. Irma was an excellent cook and an outstanding baker. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed needlework in her spare time. She stayed fit by swimming and walking and could be seen walking with the help of her bright yellow walker near her most recent home in Sandalwood Retirement Resort. She was always feisty and passionate.
In her younger years, Irma was quick to volunteer at her children’s schools when needed. She loved animals, especially dogs, and was loved and respected by all who knew her. Irma will never be forgotten.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to . Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
THIS SERVICE WILL BE BROADCAST/LIVESTREAMED ON FEB. 4, 2017 AT 10:00 AM.
Service: Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:00 am
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
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