Elsbeth Henriette Kimmerle (Preuss) of Toronto, died at age 91, of various underlying age-related illnesses.
She was born on November 5, 1929, to Frieda and Willie Preuss in Danzig- West Prussia, on the south shore of the Baltic Sea. Elsbeth’s early schooling was interrupted by WWII. She then studied nursing in Germany and became a registered pediatric nurse in 1948.
Elsbeth’s first job in Canada was as a private nurse for a family in Toronto from 1952 to 1956. She continued her nursing career at Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital until 1959
Having emigrated to Canada in November of 1952, she married Walter Kimmerle on June 6, 1959. They had 5 children: David, Karin, Esther, Lydia and Walter Jr. (stillborn). Elsbeth and Walter were married for 52 years. Elsbeth was a widow for the last 10 years of her life.
Elsbeth is survived by her children David Kimmerle (Diane) and Esther Kimmerle Spalding, and her grandchildren, Stephanie, Jordan, Tristan, Nicole and Danny.
She is preceded in death by her children, Karin (1980) and Lydia (1982), and her husband Walter (2011).
She will be dearly missed by her family & friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethel Park Camp
The funeral and interment is a private event for immediate family, in keeping with Covid rules.
Elsbeth's favourite bible verses:
Isaiah 54:9-10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 54:13 All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace...
The Lord's My Shepherd
1 The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
in pastures green; he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.
2 My soul he doth restore again,
and me to walk doth make
within the paths of righteousness,
e’en for his own name’s sake.
3 Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
yet will I fear none ill,
for thou art with me and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.
4 My table thou hast furnished
in presence of my foes.
My head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.
5 Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me,
and in God’s house forevermore
my dwelling place shall be.