SCHURMANN, Maria ~ Swiftly, as a watch in the night our uniquely dearest angel of sunshine and inspiration was taken away from us on January 10, 2009. Her genuine love spilled out to the greatest glory of God, family, friends and neighbors. She gave tirelessly and selflessly in her own special way. May her passing inspire all of us to build a better tomorrow. In peace, on angel wings may she go to be with God above. With grateful hearts we who knew her thank her so. She came to Canada from Switzerland 52 years ago and spent 49 years on her farm on Downes Rd. She was predeceased by her husband Franz in 1995, by 2 brothers Kasper and Hans and one sister Anna. She is survived by her loving family, son Frank, 3 sisters Bethli, Josy and Bertha, and many nieces and nephews. Prayers will be offered and a time of viewing will be held on Friday, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joachim and Ann Parish, 2827 – 273rd Street, Aldergrove. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 17th at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, 32900 Marshall Rd. Abbotsford, BC V2S 0C2.
Woodlawn Funeral Home