Siegrid (Siggy) Lucie Walli Bieberbach beloved wife of Horst, passed away peacefully at Rose Wood Village care home in Trail, BC on November 17th, 2014 at the age of 80 years.
Siegrid will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 59 years, Horst; her son Detlef (Charlotte); daughters Dagmar (Philip), Cornelia (Jim) and Iris (Leo); grandchildren, Stephanie (Bryan), Desmond (Dana), Jason (Lee Anna), Jeffrey (Sarah), Dustin, Christina (Neil), Stephen and Kevin; and eight great-grandchildren, Tony, Landon, Elizabeth, Julia, Lori, Zoey, Abbygail and Annaliese.
Born 29th June 1934 in Wusterhausen/Dosse, Germany to Helene and Albert Hensel. Siegrid was the only child, spending a great deal of her childhood in the country, with her cousins in Dessow and Wusterhausen. After the 2nd World War she moved to Berlin where she was raised by her mother.
She completed elementary & finishing schools in Berlin going on to work stitching patterns on to parchment paper.
Siegrid met Horst who played the accordion at a girlfriend’s birthday party Oct 28th 1951; soon after their romance began. In September 1954 Horst moved to Canada and Siegrid followed 8 months later. Settling in Regina, SK. they married and started their family. Work and opportunity to building their dream home eventually led them to Fruitvale, BC.
Siegrid loved raising her children, reading, gardening and dancing. She and Horst learned to square dance to meet people and learn the English language, later becoming square dance instructors themselves. One of her greatest joys in life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by grandson Darren (21st April 2005); cousins Erwin, Erna and Lieselotte.
As per Siegrid’s wishes, a private Family Service will be held.
Sincerest thanks and appreciation to Dr. G Campbell, care providers and support staff at the Rose Wood Village where she made her home.