February 28, 1929 to June 9, 2013
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Emmi Lechner, known to many as “Oma”.
Emmi was born in Wernstein, Austria on February 28, 1929. On June 9, after fighting a short but courageous battle with cancer, Emmi passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with family by her side.
Emmi is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years Louis, sister Mitzi in Austria, children Emi (Bill), Ron (Jenny), Gord (Caroline), grandchildren Travis (Kaylee), Angela (Graham), Calvin (Chantelle), Darien, Morgan, Linden and great grandchild Addison.
Emmi leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness, especially for her children, grandchildren and great grandchild. Anyone that has ever crossed paths with her knows of her generosity, humour and good spirit.
We would especially like to thank the Kitimat Health Support nurses Gloria, Elaine and Lennea and the ladies of the home support group, for their dedication in ensuring that Oma’s final days were spent in comfort and dignity.
A memorial service for the celebration of her life will be held on July 3 at 1:30pm at Christ the King Parish in Kitimat.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.