October 6, 1938 – June 15, 2022
Nathalia ‘Tillie’ Daase passed away peacefully, at the age of 83 years in Chilliwack General Hospital on June 15, 2022, surrounded by her beloved husband and children.
Tillie was predeceased by both her parents, and in 2003 by her precious grandson Travis Dekoff. (She was also predeceased by several brother-in-law’s and one sister-in-law).
Tillie was born October 6, 1938 in Romania, to parents Frederick and Emilia Buchwitze. She was the middle child of five siblings. After living in various places in Europe, her parents and siblings immigrated to Canada when she was nine years old.
In 1959, Tillie and Emil were married in a double wedding ceremony along with her younger sister Irma, and Emil’s cousin Eli. They settled in Chilliwack, BC, where they remained and raised their three children.
In her early years, she was employed at the Chilliwack General Hospital (laundry), Fraser Vale Foods, and then 21 years at Eden Intermediate Facility as a cook, until retiring in 2001.
Tillie was a faithful Christian and member of Central Pentecostal Assembly in Chilliwack. She sang in the church choir, taught German speaking lessons, and was involved in cooking and baking for numerous functions. She had many gifts and talents and was such a blessing to her family & friends. She truly had a servants heart.
Those left to cherish her memory include; her beloved Husband of 63 years, Emil, eldest son Herbert (Maureen), only daughter Anita Dekoff (Larry), youngest son Leslie (Marilee). She also had 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, 1 brother, brother in laws, sister in laws, and many nephews & nieces.
A Private graveside service was held on June 28, 2022.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Kennedy, Doctors, Nurses, Chilliwack Pharmacy, Fraser Health, ‘Just like Family’ especially Jenny and Melissa (grand daughter) for all their amazing caregiving.
The Daase / Dekoff family.
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