Edeltraud (Trudy) Gerbitz

Edeltraud (Trudy) Gerbitz

Trudy passed away peacefully on May 7, 2013 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm at the age of 76 years.

Trudy was born in Koblargi, Yugoslavia on December 29, 1936 and immigrated to Montreal in 1954. There she met and married the love of her life and together they owned and operated two Texaco stations until they moved to BC in 1977. Trudy and Albert then owned and operated the Garden of Eatin Fruit Stand until 1999.

Trudy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1993. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons; Albert (Cheryl), John (Dawn), Michael (Lisa), daughter; Cathy (Chris) Sulphur, grandchildren; Ryan, Aly, Kaitlyn, Krystal, Mackenzie, Gracie, Gabe, Andreas, Kyle, Tyler (Julia), Rohan and Vijay, two great grandchildren; Liam and Isabella as well as three brothers, Helmut Petsche, Ludwig Kump and Peter Kump.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, May 10, 2013 from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father George LaGrange O.M.I. Celebrant. Cremation interment followed at Mt. Ida Cemetery. A Celebration of Life was held Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. from Fischer’s Funeral Services with Chaplain Bill Kiesman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Trudy’s name may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N3.

Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES, Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Trudy’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.

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