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Priebe Irma

PRIEBE, Irma

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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The service for PRIEBE, Irma is scheduled for Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

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Condolences

  • Stephanie and Daniel – Sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grand Mother. She will be remembered for her jolliness and laughter. The Kollar Family


    Condolence sent by: Harry Kollar on January 31, 2017 at 10:46 am

    • Hello Harry,
      Where has the time gone? Its been 35+ years since our parents used to get together either at your old place on Fountain Road or my old home on 51st Ave. Man I used to look forward to when they all got together on those occasional Friday or Saturday evenings allowing your brother and I to hang out and just be kids! Thank you for you and your family’s condolences. The Schock Family and my family do appreciate it.


      Condolence sent by: Dan Priebe on February 2, 2017 at 9:01 am

  • We feel so sad and sorry, but a person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences, she will never be forgotten.

    Your sister Lilli, your nephew Joerg and his wife Gorana, your great nephew Alexander and his fiancee Christina and your great niece Karin and her husband Daniel.


    Condolence sent by: Joerg Weger on February 2, 2017 at 3:47 am

    • Thank you Joerg, Tante Lilli, and Family. My Mother will be missed however never forgotten. I was able to sit beside her the day before she passed and tell her that she will will always live on in Spirit through all of us. For that I am grateful.


      Condolence sent by: Dan Priebe on February 2, 2017 at 1:49 pm

  • We feel so sad and sorry, but a person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences, she will never be forgotten.

    Your lovin`sister Lilli, your lovin`nephew Joerg and his wife Gorana, your great nephew Alexander and his fiancee Christina and yout great niece Karin and her husband Daniel.


    Condolence sent by: Joerg Weger on February 2, 2017 at 3:58 am

  • Dear Stephanie & Daniel and Extended Family; Memory takes me back to the beginning of our friendship in 1962 and becoming neighbors one year later. Building our first houses together and sharing the challenges that life sometimes brings. I’m so glad that your Mom and I had a long talk over the phone last Summer. The memories lingers on in our hearts. Joe Seifriedsberger


    Condolence sent by: Josef Seifriedsberger on February 2, 2017 at 11:31 am

    • Thank you Joe. I have fond memories of you and Marianne as well when we lived beside you. I still remember mowing your lawn as a teenager when you moved to Lakeview, and breaking your bird bath in your backyard (sorry!). I also remember your support that Saturday in January of 1980 when you drove my Mother, Stephanie, and I to the Holy Cross Hospital. Thank you for your compassion back then, and thank you for your condolences today.


      Condolence sent by: Dan Priebe on February 2, 2017 at 1:38 pm

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