It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerda Rosa Wurtenberger on August 22nd, 2009. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany on June 27th, 1920. She emigrated to Canada with her husband Ottmar in 1950. Living first in Winnipeg, then Prince Rupert, and finally settling in Nanaimo in 1957, where she worked at Sears until her retirement; not wishing to be idle, the family started Northbrook Deli in 1977 and ran it successfully until its closure in the early 1980’s. Predeceased by her husband Ottmar on August 4th, 2004; Gerda is survived by her son Bruce (Trish), and her sister Irmgard (Willi); nephew Klaus; and family in Germany.

Private family remembrance. Flowers gratefully declined. In memory of Gerda those so desiring may make donation to the SPCA 3150 Napier Lane, Victoria, BC V8T 4V5 “Lover of Kitty’s”

Telford’s of Nanaimo


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