We Remember


October 28, 1930 — January 7, 2014

It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of our beloved mother, Emma Bauer, on January 7, 2014 at the Cottonwoods Residence in Kelowna. Emma was born on October 28, 1930 in Budapest, Hungary and came to a new life in Canada in June of 1955. Emma and her family travelled to Burns Lake where she worked and raised her children before eventually moving to Vancouver, BC. She lived in Powell River, Victoria, the lower Mainland and settled in Kelowna in 1999.

Emma loved music. She was an accomplished drummer and accordion player. She also loved to cook and entertain her family and friends. Her pancakes, apple pies and cabbage rolls were legendary. Emma is survived by her 5 children: Elizabeth (Hans), Angela (Lionel), Harry, Johnny (Jennifer), and Marie (Peter); 9 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

Despite many challenges throughout her life, Emma’s love and devotion to her children and family was without question. Emma worked tirelessly to always make sure her children had every opportunity and hope. Her sacrifices were always without condition, and always with devotion even when life challenged her. She is very deeply missed.

Our family would like to thank the nursing staff of Cottonwoods for the wonderful care they provided to our mother, Emma, during her time there. Mom always told us that she appreciated her nurses. She always had a smile for them until the end. We would also like to thank Dr. Emslie for his care and support, as well as making sure mom’s wishes were always considered.


‘Farewell’ is only a temporary lapse in contact. We will be together again, in a place of peace and joy. Be at peace until we are together again.


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