Emma Nerling passed away on December 28, 2004 at Chilliwack General Hospital at age 81 years.

She was born December 31, 1923 in Sergejewka, Ukraine. Emma is survived by her husband Alfred; one daughter Hanna (Guenter) Messer; granddaughter Andrea (Scott) Moon; great grandchildren Ethan and Emma, step great-grandchildren, Carsten and Catrin; one sister in Germany.

She was predeceased by eight siblings in Russia and Germany. Emma and Alfred have been married for 55 years. They immigrated from Germany to Canada in 1955 and lived in Chilliwack for 46 years.

Emma was involved with the Ladies league of the Christ Lutheran Church and sang in the choir for many years. She loved gardening and worked hard on their farm in Rosedale.

She will missed by many friends and loved by her surviving family. May she rest in peace. A viewing for family and friends will be held on December 30, 2004 from 7-9 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack BC.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 1:30 from Christ Lutheran Church, 9460 Charles Street, Chilliwack BC. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes association in Emma’s name.

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