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Gertrud Tiefert

November 20, 1923 - June 10, 2022


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Gertrud Tiefert, in her daughter’s home in Shawnigan Lake, B.C at the age of 98.

Born to Fridolin and Maria Wuchner in Tiengen, Germany. She was the eldest of 4 children. After the war, she spent her youth working in textiles as a weaver in both Switzerland and Germany. In 1950, at the age of 27, she married her husband, Waldemar. Together, with their 3 children, they moved to Canada, landing in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1957. After 5 long winters, she and her family made the trek to Mill Bay, British Columbia where they operated a successful local gas station. When her husband transitioned to his final career in the Crofton Pulp and Paper Mill, she settled in her home on the outskirts of Chemainus, British Columbia.

Oma loved nothing more than gardening, playing crib, bowling, curling, and watching curling!!! She was a natural at mushroom picking for her famous Pfanneplaetz recipe. Once her husband retired, camping and fishing in China Creek became her happy retreat.

Gertrud is predeceased by her husband Waldemar (2016). She leaves behind her 3 children, Gabriele, Michael (Margaret) and Martin (Caroline), her 7 grandchildren Victoria, Frederick, Nicole, Kimberly, Carly, Ashley and David, and numerous greatgrandchildren.

She will be forever in our hearts and thoughts for our own individual reasons and will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

May you rest in paradise Oma.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Veronica Lukasch
Relation: Family friend

We are so sorry for your loss and to hear of Oma’s passing. Conveying our heartfelt condolences to Marty and Caroline, Mike and Margaret, Gabriele and their families. Peter and Veronica Lukasch

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