GALLVITZ Margaretha, Ella “Martha”
April 19, 1920 ~ Aug. 27, 2013. Martha passed in the presence of her Lord on August 27, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born in Botha, Alberta to Fred and Sophia Wischoff. The family moved to BC and resided in Mt. Lehman and Abbotsford. She was a long term resident before she moved to Tsawwassen, BC 9 years ago to be near family. Predeceased by husband Ted Gallvitz (1987); grand daughter Allison Simpson (1991); 1 sister and 3 brothers. Her remaining older sister, Anne, who was born 1 day earlier, 3 years apart, passed away 14 hours later in Ladner, BC. Loving Mom, Grand Mother and Great Grand mother will be missed by her daughters Trudy Simpson (Derry) and Audrey Ostaf (John) and son Ronald Gallvitz (Dianne) and Grandchildren Grant, Ross, John, Jodi, Darren, Kevin, Tracey and 10 Great Grandchildren and numerous friends in Abbotsford and Tsawwassen. At this time, Martha’s children would like to extend their gratitude to all extended family members, friends and especially the KinVillage Assisted Living and the KinVillage Care Home health professionals who gave Martha excellent care while showing her family loving and compassionate understanding along with Doctor Park who cared for her during her last 9 years. A special Thank You to her dedicated friend Marilyn Carter, who remained faithful throughout her later years. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 6, 1:30 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 3845 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, BC with a reception celebrating her life after. Interment will be at the Abbotsford Hazelwood Cemetery immediately after the service, where she will rest alongside her husband Ted. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to suggest a donation in Martha’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.