Daisy Emma GRUENKE

Daisy Emma GRUENKE

GRUENKE – Daisy Emma Gruenke of Kelowna, BC passed away April 9, 2011 at the age of 93 years. Daisy’s Parents Ed and May Barrett left Kansas 7-March-1916 with three young children. Daisy was born 13-January-1918. The Birth was in a homestead cabin near Pouce Coupe B.C. about 15 miles from Dawson Creek. Snow was about 4 or 5 feet deep, about 40 below zero, no Dr. or nurse within 98 miles, snow too deep to get to neighbors 1 1/2 miles away. She married Dalton McCutcheon 27-Nov-1937. They had two daughters Lorna and Lois. Dalton was killed in a tragic sawmill accident in 1952. One of Daisy’s greatest moments was the day he was baptized as one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses 13-July-1941. She married Gustav Gruenke on May 3, 1954. They moved to Kelowna in 1978. She is survived by, 2 daughters Lorna Deak of Dawson Creek and Lois Blackett of Kelowna, 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren . Daisy leaves a legacy of active faith in her God Jehovah. She was an example of decency, patience and great strength. She left all of us with a great example of how to love deeply, always unconditionally and without any judgments. Grandma was pure, innocent, kind and loving every day of her life. A memorial service will be celebrated on April 13, 2009 1:00 P.M. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, John Flechl officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.

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