It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ingeborg Krakau on Saturday, December 10, at age 90. She died peacefully as she wished, at home, with her family by her side.
Ingeborg made the most of her 60 years in the Comox Valley. She enjoyed her membership in the Eagles Club and valued all the friendships she forged while catering, with children in tow, raising money for community projects. She had many years in the Canadian German Club with four years as its treasurer. Also, she was the owner of the Royston General Store and the Postmaster in Royston for 30 years. With her children, she was a supporter of the local Hiking Club and Chess Club. Ingeborg was an avid harmonica and accordian player. She loved dancing and swimming especially on those vacations in Hawaii with her friends. In fact, she continued to indulge in her love of swimming up to her final days. She had a zest for life – adventures, travels and new experiences, she was up for all of them. The times of mom’s life were interesting. She worked hard and always found the joy in life.
Ingeborg was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Anton Max. She is survived by four children, Dagmar Hughes (Wayne), Gabriela McLean (Tom), Anthony Krakau (Beverley), Paula Brock (Mike); five grandchildren, Ben (Heather), Garth, Lauren, Trent, and Bryan; and three great-grandchildren, Gavin, Iain, and Cannon.
Ingeborg wished to thank her doctors, Grace, McFadden, and Jansen, as well as the staff at Merecroft Pharmacy for the care and kindness shown to her.