Renate J.H. “Spatz” Allmendinger (nee: Lehmann)

Renate J.H. “Spatz”


(nee: Lehmann)

May 28, 1931 – April 22, 2003

In loving memory of our sunshine, Renate, whose battle with cancer ended in the Campbell River Hospital. Surrounded by her family, she passed away peacefully. Lovingly remembered by her “Alter”, Hanns, husband of 50 years, daughters Nina Coulter (Mike) of Sault Ste. Marie, Carol and Rhonda (John, Elli, Jeremy) of Kingston, ON, sons Michael (Nancy) of Toronto and Thomas (Tamara) of Comox, B.C.; sisters Uschi and Traudi of Hamburg, Germany; grandchildren: Vanessa, Spencer and Logan; and sisters-in-laws: Hilde Roesch (Ewald) of Anspach, Germany, Lore (Herbert) Beitinger of Baltimore, ON.

Known for her love of pottery, weaving, photography and the outdoors, she will always be remembered for her directness, honesty, wit and generosity. She truly embraced the human spirit! Born in Hamburg, Germany, she immigrated to Ontario with her husband and daughter in 1954, retiring to Vancouver Island in 1988, finally settling in the village of Sayward. At Renate’s request there will be no service; a celebration of her life will be forthcoming when her ashes are released at her favourite places on land and sea.

Contributions in memory of Renate can be made to:

Tour de Rock-Cops for Cancer

Canadian Cancer Society

c/o RCMP Sayward,

Box 100, Sayward, B.C.

V0P 1R0


or to the Campbell River

Hospital Foundation,

(Palliative Care),

PO Box 811 Stn A,

Campbell River, B.C.

V9W 9Z9

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.