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GRUENKE, Edna Emma

May 6, 1917 — February 27, 2014

Edna Emma GRUENKE (BECK) passed from this life to the next on February 27, 2014. She was born on May 6, 1917 in Hatton, SK. Edna married Reinhart (Ray) Gruenke on November 27, 1939 in Dawson Creek, BC. Edna and Ray lived in a number of communities in BC including Prince Rupert and Rolla in the Peace River area before moving to Kelowna in 1968. They lived on Fisher Street prior to moving to Gordon Manor in 1985. She continued living here until December 2013, when her health necessitated a move to Village at Mill Creek.

To cherish her memory Edna leaves her son, Garry (Kas), grandson, David of Vancouver; and brother, Leonhart (Caroline) of Sidney; her chosen niece Laura Baron; as well as numerous extended family members, along with her strata and church families. Edna was predeceased by her husband, Ray; daughters, Marlene and Sharon; brothers, Albert and Ernest; and sister, Erna. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC with interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Memorial fund or Canadian Lutheran World Relief. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Memorial fund or Canadian Lutheran World Relief


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The service for GRUENKE, Edna Emma is scheduled for Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

2091 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC.


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