February 4 1930 – April 19 2010
Erna Wiens passed away peacefully at Mountain View Village in Kelowna, BC on April 19th, 2010. She was born February 4, 1930 in Glenbush, Saskatchewan where she grew up. Erna then moved to Grand Prairie, Alberta and then to Vernon, BC, where she lived for 41 years, and lastly to Kelowna in 2004. Erna was employed by the Bank of Montreal and CIBC, where she worked for forty-one years.
Erna will forever be remembered by her loving husband of 55 Years Gerhard – George Wiens, son Berry, grand-daughter Amanda and grand-son Corey. She is further survived by her sister Katie (John) Siemens and sister-in-law Melita Bartel as well as extended family and friends.
Erna was predeceased by her parents Peter and Helene Bartel and her siblings: Helen (Jake) Isaak, Henry Bartel, Peter Bartel, Annie Bartel, Isaak Bartel, Elfrieda Bartel, and John Bartel.
In Erna’s early teens she became a Christian and was baptized. Erna was a caring and loving woman. Throughout her lifetime she enjoyed entertaining guests, including people from all over the world who came to their house, through Mennonite Your Way. Erna also found pleasure in traveling in Wester Canada and Western United States as well as singing, doing crafts, and baking.
Friends and family are invited to attend A memorial service on Saturday, April 24th, 2010, at 1:00pm at First Memorial Funeral Home, 1211 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC, with Pastor Jack MacLaughlin officiating. Erna’s ashes will be put to rest at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either Sutherland Hills Rest Home Ltd, 3081 Hall Kelowna, BC V1W 2R5 or to Mountain View Village c/o Good Samaritan Society, 1540 KLO Kelowna, BC V1W3P6. The staff at both of these care homes took amazing care of Erna which we, the family, are very grateful for.