Wilma Pauline Giesler passed away on June 9th 2008 at the Chilliwack General Hospital at age 81. She was born on November 28th 1926 in Tarutino, Bessarabia.
Wilma is survived by her son Dennis, his wife Mary, and grandchildren David (Nadine), Tim, Rick, Joe, and Mieka Giesler. She was predeceased by husband Oscar in August of 2006.
Mom and her family fled Bassarabia in 1940 going to Germany where they spent the war years around Bremen. She immigrated with her family to Canada in 1949, first to Alberta before coming to B.C. in 1951. She married Oscar in 1953. They farmed on Promontory Hill for 40 years. After the herd was moved to the valley, she spent her later years with her two favourite pastimes – grandchildren and gardening. Up to fall of last year she was constantly busy on her yard.
Special thanks to Chilliwack Lifestyles, The Waverly and staff at the Chilliwack General Hospital for making the last six months as pleasant as possible.
On Mom’s request, there will be no service.