You will forever be remembered for the care and love that you gave our Dad during the first few years of his life.
You will also be remembered for the conversations around the Campfire at The Cottage and of course the afternoon kaffeeklatsch.
You were the first person that Dad spoke to after Scott's tragic and sudden death while playing hockey - I am positive that he has greeted and welcomed you in Heaven.
Mere words cannot possibly capture my profound love, respect and gratitude to my dear sister Waltraut for the unconditional sacrifices made for us younger siblings of the Gedies family, in particular, during your teenage years.
Along with our oldest sister, Annemarie, during the second world war in a refugee camp in Denmark and the post-war times in Stolzenberg, Germany, as well as the early years in Canada, you placed your personal dreams and ambitions on hold as major breadwinners in support of our family. This leadership by example has created an inseparable bond between all of us siblings that shall never be broken either here on Earth or our lives thereafter.
Thank you, my sister, for the significant part you played throughout our multifaceted challenges as a family of what is really important in life.