Tina GRÄFIN von


With heavy hearts, we announce that our beloved wife and mother, Tina Gräfin von Platen-Hallermund, née Baroness von Dürfeld, passed away on November 23, 2013 after a long, courageous, and patient struggle with multiple sclerosis. She left this world peacefully with her two daughters Donata and Ilka at her side. Tina will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Henning Graf von Platen-Hallermund; her two girls, her mother, Christiane Baroness von Dürfeld; her siblings, and large extended family.

Tina was born in Salzburg on July 11, 1949 and arrived with her parents at Pier 21 in Halifax six months later. She grew up in the Cariboo as the eldest of eight children; the apple of her father’s eye, Wolfgang Baron von Dürfeld, who predeceased her as well as her dear brother Benno. Our very creative Tina was talented in many artistic domains. Italy captured her heart for the rest of her life after studying art in Florence for one year in her twenties. Countless students over three decades enjoyed Tina as an energetic, imaginative and dedicated school teacher. We remember Tina as a combination of generosity, infectious laughter, humility, patience, love, humour, kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness and were ever in awe of her natural inner and outer beauty and grace.

That captivating twinkle in her eye will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. We are forever grateful to have had her in our lives.

There will be a celebration of life in 100 Mile House around the Christmas holidays, date TBA.

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