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WESENBERG, Erna (nee Wirsch)

Passed away Friday, January 23, 2015 at the age of 78.  Survived by her loving family, son Peter (Cathy) of West Kelowna; daughter Sylvia Wesenberg-Kot (Walter) of Winnipeg; son-in-law Gordon Christiaens of Winnipeg; grandchildren: Toby Wesenberg of Kelowna, Christopher Bertrand of West Kelowna, Mickey Kot (Teah) and Maxwell Kot all of Winnipeg; sisters: Rosa Tschritter (Erwin) of Stoney Creek, ON, Herta Towle of Winnipeg and Erika Mueller of Vernon, BC; brother-in-law Adolf Kruger of Okanagan Falls, BC; numerous nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her father Gustav, mother Sofia, husband George, daughter Ingrid and sister Suzanna.  Mom was born Sept. 1, 1936 in Cataloi, Romania.  She immigrated to Canada in 1951 with her mother and sisters.  They made their way to Winnipeg, where she met George.  They were married in 1952 and raised 3 children in a loving home.  Wonderful summers were spent at Lester Beach.  Mom’s talents were many, from baking and cooking to handicrafts of every sort; her love of doll collecting was a passion.  She was a member of the German Society for many years, managing the bar and restaurant.  Her involvement in Folklorama brought her joy.  Mom took immense pride in her home and family, especially her grandchildren.  Erna had a special place in her heart for her pets.  Retirement brought George and Erna to Peachland where they lived out their final years in their own little paradise.  We love you Mom and Oma.  Auf wiedersehen.  The family would like to express their gratitude for the care Mom received at KGH.  A special thanks to staff on 4A.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 30th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  Flowers are welcome or memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association www.diabetes.ca or the Kidney Foundation of Canada www.kidney.ca.  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.”


Friday, January 30th at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for WESENBERG, Erna (nee Wirsch) is scheduled for Friday, January 30th 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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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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