CHWATAL, Gerda, born January 31, 1920 in Breslau, Germany, passed away peacefully in her home on Sunday, July 26, 2009.  Survived by her brother Wolfgang Gellrich, her sister Hildegard Stelzel and nieces and nephews in Germany.  Predeceased by her husband Emerich.

We remember Gerda’s passion for birds and

animals and her generosity towards those she loved.  She loved to travel and to recount her travel experiences.  She was a true survivor and a world citizen.  Special thanks to Dr. Wall, Jane, Dr. Duplessis and the team at Glenvalley Medical.  But most important her four angels, Courtney, Joanne, Whitney and Deanne, all home care aids.  Thanks as well to all her friends and neighbors for their kind visits.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 10:00 am at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A.,

3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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