Laufenberg, Paula Maria (nee Stommel). Passed away peacefuly on December 17, 2013 in Chilliwack, BC. She was predeceased by her husband, Hans, on January 6, 2013. Paula was born on January 11, 1922 in Siegburg, Germany. After immigrating to Canada in 1959, Hans and Paula settled in Victoria, BC to start a new life. With Han’s building skills and Paula’s training as a seamstress they created a warm and loving home for their family. They sang in several choirs, both in Victoria and later the German choir in Vancouver’s Alpen Club. Over the years they took many trips through BC, the US, Europe, Australia, Hawaii and cruises. Paula was a woman of inner strength, calm demeanor and dignity. She will be greatly missed by her family, daughters Annelene (Otto), Wilfriede (John) and Astrid (Michael), grandchildren Michelle, Denise, Andria, Jason, Shaun, Jasmine, Andrew, Danielle and nine great-grandchildren. The family would like the thank Dr. John Hamilton and the staff at the Bradley Center for the care and respect given to their mother.

Service to be held at St. Mary’s church in Chilliwack on January 4, 2014 at 1:00. Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 604-792-1344. On line

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