March 16, 1942
September 5, 2012
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Gudrun Nieswand on September 5th at Hospice House in Vernon with her son and daughter holding her hand. Mourning her loss are her two children: Tanya (Allan) Golanowski and Tristan (Teresa) Nieswand. The two little loves of her life – her grandchildren Brandon and Chloe will also miss their Omi very much. Gudrun is also survived by her loving older sister Elli (Helmut) Janke and her 3 nephews Derek, Robert & Paul.
Gudrun emigrated from Germany to Canada in 1967 and settled in Vancouver for a few years until the family moved to Vernon in 1975. It was here that she made many wonderful friendships. One thing that brought her sincere joy and satisfaction was sharing the Bible’s hope for the future as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Mom will be remembered most for her warmth and kind-heartedness, and the depth of love for her family. Despite the many challenges she faced in her life, she always had a genuine smile that won’t be forgotten.
Deep appreciation goes to the unbelievable staff at Hospice House, but especially to Dr. Botha and Dr. Kader who gave mom exceptional care over the last 4 years.
A memorial service will be held at the East Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses – 1424 Mission Rd, on Saturday September 15th at 2 pm with a tea to follow.