Avis de décès de Gertrude Dienesch
Passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Tuesday April 14, 2015 at the age of 88. Dearly loved aunt of John Dienesch and his wife Katie and Helmut Weiss and his daughter Pia. Cherished great aunt of David Dienesch and his wife Michelle and their sons Joshua and Nicholas, Christopher Dienesch and his wife Erin and their daughter Emerson and Jennifer O’Brien and her partner Craig Mailman. Also survived by her sister-in-law Katharina Dienesch and family members in Germany. Predeceased by her husband Michael (1992), dearest niece Brunhilde O’Brien (1991), brother-in-law John Dienesch (1993), her parents Friedrich and Margarete (Pfeuffer) Weiss and other family members in Germany. Tante Gertrude, as she was affectionately called by many, led a very active and healthy life. She worked for JM Schneiders for 28 years before she and Onkel Misch retired together in 1984 after a combined 50 year career with JMS. She was a faithful member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and a long time member of the Transylvania Club and the Transylvania Choir. She loved spending her summers at her cottage in Point Clark and enjoyed visiting with her friends, working in her flower and vegetable gardens and especially tending to her beautiful roses. Friends are invited to share their memories of Gertrude with her family during visitation at Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St, Kitchener, on Sunday April 19 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and on Monday April 20 from 10-10:45 a.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel with Pastor Enzo Pellini officiating. Reception to follow at the funeral home. In Gertrude’s memory, donations may be made to the Transylvania Club of Kitchener through the German Canadian Remembrance Society, Pilgrim Lutheran Church or the charity of choice, and can be arranged through the funeral home, 519-749-8467. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at GRH and Freeport Health Centre for their kindness, comfort and compassion, especially the “living angels” at Freeport Union Terrace 3rd Floor West. Visit www.henrywalser.com for Gertrude’s memorial.