Margarete Thierbach

Margarete Thierbach

Margarete (Margrit) Thierbach

February 8, 1937 – April 27, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Margrit, who leaves behind her husband of 50 years, George Thierbach, and her sons George Thierbach 2nd and his wife Carolyn and their children Antoinette and George 3rd of Edgewater, B.C., Richard Thierbach and his wife Christy and their children Thomas and Genevieve of Victoria, B.C., and her daughter Doris Thierbach of Harrogate, B.C.

She was predeceased by her mother and father Augusta and Leonard Pletz, brothers: Kasimir and Leonard, sisters: Eugenia, Bertha and Agatha, and two nephews: George Helmer (godson) and Wolfgang Pletz. She is also survived by her sisters, Lidia, Alvina, Aurelia, Elizabeth (twin), Leocardia, and many adored nieces and nephews.

Margrit was born in Claebeotki, Poland and sent to Gleitz, East Germany in July, 1944 during the second World War. She escaped East Germany with her twin sister on June 15, 1953 and arrived in Canada with her twin and another sister Alvina on November 28, 1953 where she lived in Edmonton, Alberta. Margrit met George and they were married on June 24, 1960 and had resided in Edgewater, B.C. until her passing.

Margrit was a beautiful, kind-hearted and loving woman with a heart of gold. We will forever cherish the memories of her and she will remain in our hearts and souls until we meet again.

Thanks Mom for your wisdom, gentle guidance, and the wonderful life you share with us all.

Sincere THANK YOU to Drs Arif and White as well as nurse Ann Richardson. Your care and attention to our mother will not be forgotten.

Donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Arrangements entrusted to Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden, B.C.

Service to be held at the Radium Catholic Church, Saturday May 14 at 2:00 p.m., followed by a private burial at the Edgewater Cemetery. Gathering for family and friends at the Edgewater Community Hall following the service.

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