of Campbell River passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 6th, 2002 age 77. She is survived by her loving husband, Hugo; they were married for 52 years; also by her sons Hermann (Wendy) Wegener of Apple Valley, California and Frank (Karen) Wegener of Richmond and Cathy (Ray) Dagenais of Campbell River and by nine grandchildren; Lolita (Jay), Todd, Lisa (David), Victoria, Adam, Mark, Michelle, Tessa and Renee and by two great-grandchildren Cianna and Karlos. Also survived by her sister Gerde Potthorst of Emden, Germany and by her nieces and nephews.
Elfriede was born and raised in Norden, Germany and emigrated to Canada in 1960 with her husband Hugo and her sons Hermann and Frank. They lived in Kitimat where Cathy was born and settled in Campbell River. In retirement Mama loved her gardens, her needlework and her church family. Many thanks to the nurses of 3 North.
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 2:00 pm at the United Mennonite Church, 2277 Enns Street, Black Creek with Pastor Abraham Buhler officiating, Reception to follow in the church hall. ISLAND FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES #103 – 909 ISLAND HIGHWAY (GEORGIA QUAY) CAMPBELL RIVER entrusted with arrangements. Donations made in Elfriede’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1423B – 16th Avenue, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C4 would be appreciated.
I DID NOT DIE
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’ rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there; I did not die.