It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Maria Wedekind on February 1, 2021 in her 94th year.
Cherished and beloved wife of the late Karl Wedekind, she is survived by her children, Marion, Susi, and Ralph and grandchildren Rachel and Emma.
Maria was born to Marie and Robert Drost on Sept 22, 1926 in Hindenburg Germany where she and her sister Erna (deceased) spent their happy childhood.
After the war she moved to Delmenhorst where she found employment and met Karl, the love of her life. In 1953 she and her oldest daughter sailed to Canada to rejoin Karl where he had immigrated to a year earlier to find work, a home and prepare for their new life in Toronto. They faced many challenges in their early years but were successful in making a good life for their children. They had 31 wonderful years together before Karl succumbed to a premature death.
Maria had various jobs over the decades, at times holding down several at the same time, eventually retiring from the Government of Ontario in 1991.
Independent, strong and serious and a loving and devoted wife and mother, Maria was always there for her family. Unobtrusive in nature and soft spoken she was generous, kind and had a natural empathy for others.
Over the years her interests changed, but mostly she loved to cook and bake, spending time with family and friends, drives in the country, reading, watching old movies and antique hunting.
People who knew her will remember her humble, gracious disposition and her beautiful smile
She will be dearly missed to all who knew and loved her.
Our sincere thanks and gratitude extended to the staff at McCowan Retirement Residence and her doctors.
A private family gathering has taken place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery where she will be laid to rest.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Heart & Stroke Foundation.