Gerda passed away peacefully at Menno Hospital Saturday Dec. 2, 2006. She leaves behind her husband of 56 years Hans, sons Reinhard (Donna) and Martin (Arlene) grandchildren Christina (Justin), Steven, Kathy (Allan) and Oliver Paul. great grandson Matthew Cheverie.
Gerda was born March 18, 1924 in Dortmund, Germany. She emigrated with her husband Hans and son Reinhard in 1954. They settled in Vancouver and Gerda worked for the CIBC bank. In 1964 they moved to Coquitlam where son Martin was born. Gerda had many good friendsÂ and they were her family, she was very active in the German Catholic Kolping Society. Hans and Gerda retired to Abbotsford and she was very involved with the Frasertal Choir.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair, Abbotsford. 11:00am Friday, December 8, 2006.