Aug 1, 1932 – Mar 25, 2018
Gertrud Kowalski passed away peacefully on Sunday March 25, 2018 in Chilliwack at the age of 85.
She is lovingly remembered by her children Roy and Julie, Kathi and Ray, Ken and Janine, and Karen and Kelly, by her grandchildren Joey, Nick, Kelly, Raymond, and Erin and Stephanie and by her dogs Finnigan, Gracie and Diesel.
Gertrud is predeceased by Louis Kowalski, her loving husband. Gertrud loved her family, both immediate and extended, her dogs, her garden, her golf and desserts at a buffet! She was a WWII survivor, growing up in Berlin, Germany. Her survival instinct was evident as she lived a full and enjoyable life despite having both heart and kidney failure. Nothing ever really seemed to bring her down!
Gertrud was a big-hearted, cheerful person and those who knew her enjoyed her great sense of humor. She will be missed!
A Celebration of Life Service will be held from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Newlands Golf Course in Langley. Thank you to the staff at Cascade Lodge for being like family in her final months. Memorial donations may be made in Gertrud’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Online condolences may be offered at www.woodlawn-mtcheam.ca
Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack BC (604) 793-4555.
Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home