Oct. 08, 1920 – Sept. 29, 2009
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Minnie Richert, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She began her life’s journey in Tofield, a small rural Alberta town. She grew up in a modest home along with ten siblings. She would tell of sleeping three in a bed and in winter waking to ice being thick on the inside of the windows. There she developed patience, tolerance, and humility.
Her early adult years took her to London during the war. She recalled the story of playing cards with the young airmen in the afternoon only to mourn their death the next morning after an unsuccessful raid. She learned resolve.
She met her future husband Howard, while in London and moved to Chilliwack, married and raised a family of three boys. Through good times, hard times and being in a house with four males she showed stamina and resilience. Losing Howard from a challenging illness just three months shy of their 60th wedding anniversary, she showed strength and dignity.
Though distance and schedules often kept the family apart, we now mourn as one – son Garry (wife Sue); grandson Jeff (wife Rheanna); granddaughter Caroline (husband Kelly); great-grandson Adian and great-granddaughter Leah; son Ron (partner Al); son Don (wife Wendy); grandson Quinton.
Special thank you to Quinton, Adian, and Leah for being such a sparkle in mum’s eyes. Mum, grandma, great-grandma, we love you and we will miss you. Thank you for having us along on your life’s journey. Garry, Don, Ron, and family. (No service by request. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice).