We regret to announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother, Emma Lilli Jahnke in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Tuesday, August 8th, 2006 at the age of 84 years. One of three sisters, she was born on December 5th, 1921. She was baptized and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She began her education in Nursing in 1940, eventually working as a nurse in Erlangen, Wimpfen-am-Neckar and Ludwigsburg, Germany. In 1953 she came to Canada. For a short time she worked at the Winnipeg General Hospital, followed by six years at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1959 she married Eduard Jahnke. They have two sons; Alfred of Vernon, B.C. and Claus of Vancouver, B.C. In 1974 she moved with her family to Vernon, B.C. She was predeceased by her sister, Klara Schneider in Germany and is survived by a sister, Ilse Grenke of Sacramento, California and numerous nieces and nephews. Emma Lilli was a kind and loving wife and mother. Her faith in God was everlasting. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, August 15th, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. with Mr. Brian Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. At the conclusion of the Graveside Service, the family invites friends to join them at a Reception in the Tea Room at Bethel Funeral Chapel. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605 – 27th Street, Vernon, B.C.
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