Aug 16, 1942 – Mar 9, 2018
Lena went home to be with her Lord in the early morning hours of March 9th, 2018 at the age of 75 while sleeping peacefully after a year-long battle with cancer.
Lena was born on August 16th, 1942 in Neueschoensee, Ukraine to the late Herbert and Antonie Ledwez. She was the 2nd of 5 children. The family fled the Ukraine that same year and were refugees for two years, finally arriving in Germany in 1944 and later immigrating to Canada in 1953, settling in St. Catherine’s, Ontario.
Lena and Sieghard married on March 25, 1961. They relocated to Vancouver and over the years their family also lived in Ladner, Calgary and Abbotsford.
She had a fun personality and was always ready with a joke and a laugh. She was an optimist – her positive thinking and hopefulness helped her through the tough times.
Lena is survived by her husband, Sieghard, her children Lorie, Harold (Helga), Rick (Charlene), Christopher (Racine), 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Heartfelt thanks to the Palliative Care nurses at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their compassion and tender care of mom in her final weeks.
A memorial service to remember her life will be held at 11:30 am, Monday, March 19 at King Road MB Church, 32068 King Rd, Abbotsford.
Online condolences to the family may be made to www.wiebeandjeskefh.com.
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