Elizabeth Klempner went ‘Home rejoicing to her Lord in Heaven’ on Sat. Feb. 18, 2017 at the age of 79. She was born on Jan. 20, 1938 in Lauck, East Prussia and was the 7th of 11 siblings. The family fled from their family farm in Jan. 1945 during the II World War to Bosse, in Middle Germany. In Dec. 1951, the family immigrated to Langley, BC in Canada and later purchased a mixed dairy farm in Rosedale, BC. Elizabeth graduated high school in Chilliwack, BC in 1957. She then moved to her sister Hanna in Calgary, AB in 1959 and took an LPN nursing aid course and later worked in the Holy Cross Hospital nursery. Senold Klempner and Elizabeth got married on May 13, 1961. They had three children: Martin, Heidi, and Rosalyn. In 1973 the family moved to Chilliwack, BC and the following year to Kelowna, BC. Elizabeth was predeceased by her dear husband Senold in 2009 and grandsons Mathew in 1998 and Daniel in 2000. Also, predeceased by her parents Willy and Helene Froese, and siblings Friedhelm at infancy, Reinhard, Johannes, Karin, and Willi. She is survived by her children and grandchildren Benjamin, and Michael. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Banwell, Dr. Allen and the wonderful care Elizabeth received from the staff at the Kelowna Hospital and the Kelowna Hospice House.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Church of God, 3705 Mission Springs Drive, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.