It is with great sadness that the family of Renate announces her passing on February 15, 2019 at Centenary Hospital, predeceased by her husband Wolfgang. Renate was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in September of 2018 and has bravely fought before succumbing to her illness.
As a young woman she migrated to Canada with her young family. She and her husband became entrepreneurs opening Durham Business Machines in Ajax which later moved to Pickering on Brock Road. They bought their home in Pickering in the early 60s where they lived until retirement before relocating to Elliot Lake.
Together they enjoyed the outdoors camping and later travelling across Canada and the USA in their RV. They made many friends along the way. Renate had a passion for reading and enjoyed writing to her friends about her adventures.
She enjoyed taking pictures of wildlife and the wonders of nature. Three years ago she relocated to Scarborough to be close to family, and many in the lakeside community of Guildwood may remember seeing her going for a brisk morning hike down to the lake. She was always on hand to run errands for other seniors.
Renate was excellent at baking and family and friends could always expect a fresh cup of coffee and her delicious baked treats when they visited.
She was a kind and loving person who will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Oma (grandma) as she was fondly called, you may be gone but you will never be forgotten.
Following her wishes she will be cremated and a memorial will be held on March 10, 2019 at Simple Alternative funeral home from 1PM to 3PM at 1057 Brock Road in Pickering.
The love you shared with all will keep us strong. Rest in Peace.