Our Mom, Oma, Omi passed peacefully into the welcoming arms of her loving husband on October 19, 2013.
She is survived by her children Hagen & Dorie Klose, Heidrun & Dave Howard and Volker & Sherrye Klose, as well as her grandchildren and their families: Jay Klose & Sherry Magill, Kaitlyn, Brayden and Madelyn; Richard & Tina Klose, Tyler, Syrus, Tia & Cory, Rayla and Kilah; Jennifer & Jeff Campbell, Kristen and Amy; Randi & Johnny Delisimunovic, Luka and Anica; Jason & Angela Howard, Evelyn and George; and Madison Klose & Michael Browne.
She is predeceased by her husband Eckart Klose and her grandson Derek Klose.
Gisela Therese Engeline was born to Engeline & Otto Mazarin on November 7, 1925 in Buxtehude, Germany along with her twin brother Alfred – he was a true gentleman and said “ladies first”.
Mom and her 2 oldest children immigrated to Edmonton to join her husband Eckart and build a new life in Canada, Volker was born in Edmonton within the year. After 11 years they decided to move to the beautiful Okanagan Valley and chose Vernon where they built up a thriving business at the Kalamalka Lake Auto Court (now the Kal Lake Store) for 7 years.
Together they enjoyed the company of each other, their growing family and many great friends; they loved to camp, ski, canoe, could not pass up a good garage sale and loved to travel throughout Canada, the States and Europe.
We wish to thank the wonderful caring staff of Vernon Jubilee Hospital – 3 North. Mom’s wish was to have a family get-together which will be held at a later date.