Erna passed away peacefully at Kootenay Lake Hospital on May 7th at the age of 89 after suffering a stroke. It is sad that she had to leave us so suddenly, but we are grateful for her long and love-filled life. She maintained her sense of humor and her love of gardening to the very end. Erna is survived by her daughter Ursula (Walter), her son Henry (Mary Jane), her grandchildren Betty, Bonnie, Sam and Mike, her great grandchildren Kayla, Herbie, and Solomon, and her great, great granddaughter Elena. She was predeceased by her husband Arnold, in 1992. Erna was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada in 1952, living in the Okanagan Valley until she moved to Nelson in 2011. She was a hard worker, working side by side with her husband whether it was in the orchard, logging with horses, helping run his service station or helping him build houses. We will all miss her excellent cooking and baking skills! A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Thompson Funeral Service has been entrusted with the cremation arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca