Lucy Sommerfeld

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Lucy Sommerfeld

December 3, 1922 ~ October 2, 2010

Lucy Sommerfeld was called to her eternal home on October 2, 2010 after suffering a stroke three weeks earlier.

Lucy was the eldest child born to Martha and Michael Ber in Jawor, Poland on December 3, 1922. Lucy immigrated to Canada with her family at the age of 5 years and  settled in Brightholme, Saskatchewan. Lucy worked with her family on their farm in Brightholme and later on their farms in Holbien and Percival Saskatchewan. Lucy attended public school in Holbien for three years where she learned to speak English, to read and to write. On February 1, 1947 Lucy was married to Erich Sommerfeld on her parent’s farm in Percival Saskatchewan and then the couple moved to their farm in Lister, BC in March. She moved into Creston May 2008 to Crest View Village so she could be closer to her husband.

Lucy belonged to the Lister-Huscroft Women’s Institute, the Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Redeemer Lutheran Church. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, baking, gardening and entertaining family and friends. She loved the bright colourful flowers she grew in her many flower beds. In her later years Lucy also enjoyed search-a-word puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.

Lucy is predeceased by her parents Martha and Michael Ber, brother, George Ber, brothers-in-law Clarence Zorn and Otto Sommerfeld, sisters-in-law Erna Ber and Irma Sommerfeld.

Lucy will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 63 years, Erich Sommerfeld; her children Martha (Brian) Endicott, David Sommerfeld, Ruth (Ron) Behnke, and Ervin (Kathy) Sommerfeld; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and five nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday October 14, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.

Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to The Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna BC, V1Y 9M9.


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