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NYGAARD, Gertrude (Kranabetter)

Passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012 at the age of 76.  Survived by her loving family, five daughters: Kathy Korman (Jim), Julie Elliot (Jim), Muriel Kranabetter, Ruth Hare (Donovan), Karen Kranabetter (Chris); four sons: Kirby Kranabetter (Danielle), Stephen Kranabetter (Caroline), Marty Kranabetter (Michele), Darcy Kranabetter; 18 grandchildren; brother Norris Nygaard and nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by two brothers: Walter and Ralph Nygaard.  Gertrude was dedicated to her family and the Church and was happiest laughing with family, working with fabric, and growing flowers.  A Prayer Service will be held on Friday, August 17th at 7:00 pm and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 18th at 12:30 pm; both at St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church, 11123 Okanagan Centre Road East, Lake Country, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Seaton House of Prayer, 5819 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 4L5.

Prayer Service
Friday, August 17th at 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 18th at 12:30 pm

St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church

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Seaton House of Prayer, 5819 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 4L5.


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The prayer service for NYGAARD, Gertrude (Kranabetter) is scheduled for Friday, August 17th at 7:00 pm at located at 11123 Okanagan Centre Road East, Lake Country, BC.

The service for NYGAARD, Gertrude (Kranabetter) is scheduled for Saturday, August 18th at 12:30 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church

11123 Okanagan Centre Road East Lake Country, BC


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  • Steve Fair says:

    My sincerest condolences to the Kranabetter family.

    Steve Fair

  • mellissa howe says:

    We are sorry for your family’s loss. Regards from Lake Country Husky Staff.

  • Dorothy Weavers says:

    Julie – I’m so sad to see that you have lost your beautiful mom and I think of the wonderful legacy she has left in the special family she raised. Keeping you all in my thoughts. Love, Dorothy

  • Theresa Mercer Frie says:

    Well atleast half the old guard of the CWL are on the “other side” ready to welcome in their wonderful,faithful,generous sister! God Bless you whole Kranabetter clan. Take comfort in knowing she is home where she (and all of us) long to be.

  • Roz Monita says:

    Julie, I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I became acquainted with your mom through her sewing. We shared many laughs, her garden skills and how proud she was of all her children. She was a great person. May she rest in peace and her memory be eternal.


    Dear Julie, Karen and family,

    Your mother must have been an amazing woman to have raised such a fine family. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Anne & Dave Nightingale

  • Fr Scott Whittemore says:

    Dear Kranabetter Clan,
    I am sorry for your loss! Gertrude was very generous with her life, giving of herself for the life of so many other. In many ways, she walked the Christian talk. God bless her!!!
    Fr scott

  • Brad and Kathi Thompson says:

    Kirby, Julie and all the Families
    Sorry for the loss of your Mom.
    You will all miss her but you will have so many good memories to reflect on.
    Brad & Kathi Thompson

  • Eric & Kelly Nelson says:

    Dear Kranabetter family,
    On behalf of Oro Valley Hospital in Tucson, AZ, we send our sincere condolences on your recent loss. My wife Kelly and I have been praying for your family and for safe travels for all the family abd friends who will be traveling. Resepctfully, Eric & Kelly Nelson (colleague of son Darcy)

  • Heather Bruce says:

    Thinking fondly of your wonderful Mum,and all of you at this time. Hugs from afar. Heather

  • Judith Wagner says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a lovely special lady who always had a smile for others and was a pleasure to share a few words with. I saw her not too long ago in London Drugs and so was shocked to read of her passing.

  • Rebekah Hackbusch says:

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. There is no pain quite like that of losing a mother… I’m holding all of you in my heart,

  • Lori Blair {Dewar} and Anna {daughter} says:

    Julie, Jim and family,
    So sorry to hear of your Moms’ passing,
    sending love and light to all of you…

  • Leslie Horner Gannon says:

    Ruth I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, you are all in my prayers. xo

  • Keefer Pollard says:

    Dear Kathy and family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I had heard so much about your mother and enjoyed the wonderful textile work she did for Island Catholic Schools. I pray that your memories and shared love are a support to you at this time and I will keep you in my prayers. Eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon her.

    Keefer Pollard,
    Island Catholic Schools

  • Wally and Jan Schredl says:

    I knew your Mom only briefly, as a fellow Eucharistic Minister,and I am sad that she has gone from us. She shone with that special light that comes with walking with God, and although I am sad for all of us,and have prayed for her through her illness, I am sure that her joy today shines brighter than the galaxies. My prayers go with all of you! May God`s peace surround you!

  • Lynda Harkness says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I worked with her for many years at Cottonwoods. Always enjoyed being a co worker of hers. I will always remember what she did for me and my family and would like to share the story with you. My mother in law had just past away and was in the middle of making us a quilt but never did get to finish it. I was tell your mom what this quilt ment to my family, and I can not sew at all. She offered to make a wall hanging out of the quilt for us. It was such a caring thing that see did for us. We still have it hanging in a special place in our home thanks to the kindness of your mom. She will be so missed, but for me never forgoten.
    Lynda Harkness

  • Christine & Shawn Shepheard says:

    Stephen & Caroline – Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Our sincerest sympathies.

    • Bev Sorensen says:

      To Julie, her family and her extended family.
      Gertrude was a truly gracious and wonderful lady. I was so sad to hear of her passing.
      Hugs for all.

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