1932 – 2013
It is with great sadness that the family of Ursula Brennert announces her peaceful passing on Jan. 15, 2013. Ursula fought a courageous battle enduring her lengthy illness. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and cherished her.
Ursula is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, Rudy Brennert, daughters: Stephanie (Siegfried), Karla (Joe), and son Robert (Lori). Cherished by her five grandchildren: Donald (Caroline), Stephan (Trish), Sonya (John), Jenni (Sean) and Kimberly (Ken). Ursula was especially proud to have five great-grandchildren: Tristan 16, Sydney 13, Ashton 10, Kadence 8, and Landon 5.
Family was everything to Ursula, who dedicated her time selflessly to her three children and their families. She was born on June 22, 1932 in Elbingerode/Harz in Germany, and was the oldest of five children. Ursula married Rudy Brennert on July 8, 1950 and fled to West Germany soon after. They immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1958. A lifetime of memories were built raising a family and finally, as if coming home again, they settled at Upper Bradley Creek, Forest Grove in 1976. It was a homesteading experience of monumental proportions, sharing building, milking and butter churning, hunting, fishing, wilderness exploration, preserving and gardening with her family.
Ursula was the original owner of the Alpine Deli when it opened in the fall of 1985. She began to lose her eyesight in 1988 but maintained a strong, vibrant, enduring spirit. She and her husband Rudy began a 13 year long winter vacation stint in Arizona when Rudy retired in 1991. Retirement also took them to Timothy Lake in 1992, where they built a new home and continued to live a dreamy Cariboo life.
Ursula touched so many lives in her 80 years of life. She will never be forgotten.
Our hearts are truly broken
An emptiness begins
No other one can fill the void
Our love, we’ll meet again
A Memorial service honouring Ursula will be held on Sat., Feb. 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the 100 Mile Baptist Church, 5495 Tatton Stn. Rd., 105 Mile House. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the South Cariboo Health Foundation, PO Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C., V0K 2E0
100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd.
entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243
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