Ilse ZERBE

Ilse (nee Dolgner) Zerbe

July 7, 1924 – June 22, 2017

It is with love that we announce the passing of Ilse on June 22, 2017, 15 days before her 93rd birthday. The stalwartness that was an integral part of her nature, allowed her to overcome and survive difficult bouts of various cancers while focussing on the joys in life that meant so much to her. Ilse is survived by Gary, her loving and devoted husband of 65 years, daughter Louisa (April), son Robert, sister Liesel, brother Fred (Anita), nieces Linda (Dale), Annette (Nelson), Claudia (Joachim), great nephews Grant (Amber), David, Jessie and Joel. When she was sixty, she received her first set of golf clubs as a gift from here daughter Louisa. As members of the Cultus Lake Golf Course for many years, she and Gary played golf several times a week, her interest, learning capacity, competitiveness and zest for the game earned her three Holes in One! She will be lovingly remembered for her love of and commitment to her family, her passion for golf, her joy in gardening, her utterly divine Lemon Squares (the “secret/technique/recipe” she passed on to her daughter) and her glee in playing (and mostly winning) the form of Canasta called Hand and Foot. She will be sorely missed by those she loved and loved her back. A Celebration of Life will be held on July 5th at 2pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home in Chilliwack. In lieu of flowers and condolences please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society of BC


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