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KLEMPNER, Elizabeth

January 20, 1938 — February 18, 2017

Elizabeth Klempner went ‘Home rejoicing to her Lord in Heaven’ on Sat. Feb. 18, 2017 at the age of 79.  She was born on Jan. 20, 1938 in Lauck, East Prussia and was the 7th of 11 siblings. The family fled from their family farm in Jan. 1945 during the II World War to Bosse, in Middle Germany. In Dec. 1951, the family immigrated to Langley, BC in Canada and later purchased a mixed dairy farm in Rosedale, BC. Elizabeth graduated high school in Chilliwack, BC in 1957. She then moved to her sister Hanna in Calgary, AB in 1959 and took an LPN nursing aid course and later worked in the Holy Cross Hospital nursery. Senold Klempner and Elizabeth got married on May 13, 1961. They had three children: Martin, Heidi, and Rosalyn. In 1973 the family moved to Chilliwack, BC and the following year to Kelowna, BC. Elizabeth was predeceased by her dear husband Senold in 2009 and grandsons Mathew in 1998 and Daniel in 2000.  Also, predeceased by her parents Willy and Helene Froese, and siblings Friedhelm at infancy, Reinhard, Johannes, Karin, and Willi. She is survived by her children and grandchildren Benjamin, and Michael. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Banwell, Dr. Allen and the wonderful care Elizabeth received from the staff at the Kelowna Hospital and the Kelowna Hospice House.  A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Church of God, 3705 Mission Springs Drive, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse.


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Service Details

The service for KLEMPNER, Elizabeth is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2017 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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Church of God

3705 Mission Springs Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Harold and Cindy Schmidt says:

    Harold and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother, Elizabeth. We are thinking of you all and wish we could be there on the 24th. We will be thinking of you and know your mother’s service will be hard, but beautiful. She was blessed with you as children and you were blessed with a loving, faithful mother. Hugs to you from California, Harold and Cindy

  • Alfred and Luci Klempner says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time. We will be thinking of you on this day but unfortunately we can not make it to the service. From Alfred and LUCIE Klempner and family in Regina.

  • Doug and Sandy Widmer says:

    Martin, Heidi, and Rosie,
    Though we know your mom is in heaven, where she was eagerly looking forward to going, it’s hard for those left behind. You will miss her presence and the person that she was.
    I, Sandy, have fond memories of your family in the early ’70s and your dad’s cool car – lol.
    Our hearts and prayers are with you all, as you navigate this difficult part of your journey.
    Love and hugs, Doug & Sandy

  • Michelle Schiavon says:

    Martin – we are so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. We are really glad to have you as our paper delivery guy – and we know your mom must be so proud of you. She did a wonderful job with you! Please take care – we will miss seeing her walk around with you. Michelle & Jeff Schiavon

  • Eleanor & Harvey Elke says:

    Harvey and I would like to express our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear
    mother and grandmother.
    We will always remember her friendly smile, her deep concern for those with whom
    she came in contact and her genuine love for the Lord. god be with you all.

  • Elli Rast says:

    Dear Martin, Heidi and Rosie,
    It’s been 3 years now since your Mom has passed away. I remember your Mom as a praying Mom for her children and other people which she had on her prayer list. I also remember her sweet smile. I know her blessings go with you day by day as you walk with Jesus.
    Love and hugs, Elli.

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