Ortrud Margaret Buchal (nee Schonhardt)

April 2, 1932 – September 7, 2021
Ortrud passed away peacefully in her sleep in her 89th year in Abbotsford B.C. on September 7, 2021.
Her family and friends were with her to comfort her in her final days. She leaves her loving husband Manfred (Fred), her children, Ralph, Lorraine and Eric, and her granddaughters Shae and Alicia.
Her family appreciates the comfort provided by her good friend Alice Price Ortrud was born in Estonia, and trekked across Europe as a refugee in WWII, with her mother and sister Gisela.
She met and married Manfred in Germany in 1955, and travelled alone by ship and train to Kitimat B.C. to join her husband and start her new life in Canada. After raising a family in Kitimat, Fred and Ortrud retired to Abbotsford B.C.
Ortrud was a warm and friendly woman with many friends. She enjoyed gardening, and loved animals.
Fred couldn’t have had a better wife and the children couldn’t imagine a better mother.


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