Karla Hermanski

Our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Karla Minna Frieda Hermanski (nee Kreibom) passed away peacefully on August seventh at the Piccadilly Care Centre in Salmon Arm. 

Karla grew up in Hanover, Germany where she was trained in the fabric arts. With her husband Erich and their two young children, she immigrated to Canada in 1952.  They came directly to Prince George, which at that time was a rough and tumble frontier town and a great contrast to her childhood in the gentrified cities of Europe.

After Erich passed away in 1999, Karla stayed on in Prince George until she suffered a severe stroke in 2007.  She then moved to Salmon Arm to be closer to her family.  Karla leaves behind her daughter Ingrid Lang (Rick) of White Rock and her son Bernd (Susan Whyte) of Salmon Arm and their family including five granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.

Karla will be remembered for her generosity, her fine German cooking, her love of flower gardening and her cute sense of humour.  For the past two decades she was also very active in a seniors aqua fit program which she enjoyed a great deal.  She also liked to play cards and pool.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Prince George Regional Hospital and Doctor Barend Grobbelaar, as well as the staff at the Salmon Arm Piccadilly Care Centre and Doctor Warren Bell for their caring and patient ways.

Email condolences may be sent to

sympathy@bowersfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.