We regret to announce the passing of Erna Redlich in Polson Care Centre on July 21, 2015, at the age of 89 years.
Erna was born to Herman and Mathilda Weidman in Biggar, Saskatchewan, the fifth of six children, on September 3, 1925. In 1934 she moved with her family to the Vernon area, where she continued to live for most of her life. During those years, she worked at various jobs while also raising her son Dale, born in 1947. In the early seventies her health and the health of her mother resulted in Erna staying at home to look after the house and Mathilda. After the house on East Hill was sold in 1990, she lived in two different condos, and eventually in the Assisted Living section of Heron Grove. Erna enjoyed visits with her friends and family, and often had a piece of her famous apple pie to offer them with coffee.
She was predeceased by her father and mother, brothers, Edward and Ron, and sister Rosie. She will be sadly missed by her sister Ida, son Dale and his wife Lorraine, grand-daughter Alexis and her husband Adrien Sikora, and great-grand-daughters Kierra and Lily, as well as many nephews and nieces. A special thanks to her niece Donna who visited and helped Erna in recent years.
A memorial service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 26. Interment will be at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery on Tuesday, July 28, at 11:30. Memorial donations may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, 1204 30 Avenue, Vernon BC V1T 1Z5, or to the Good Samaritan Society Fund Development Dept., 8861-75 St. N.W., Edmonton, AB T6C 9Z9.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com