August 27, 1922 – May 23, 2020
at the age of 97 years
Gertrude Melitta Aiple, nee Paschek, passed away peacefully on May 23rd, 2020 at the age of 97.
Gertrude was born and raised in Romania. Her young adult life was challenging when living in Germany during WW2 but she never lived in fear. She immigrated to Canada in 1956, travelling from the east and settling in Vancouver to raise her family. In 1989 she retired to Salmon Arm. Gertrude was very wise after her many life experiences and struggles. Gertrude loved to garden in the summer and she became a master crocheter in her golden years making many ‘work of art’ afghans. She was smart, sweet, strong, stubborn, and very passionate about animals.
Gertrude is survived by her daughter Monika, son Jack, twin daughters Karin and Angelika, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and many relatives in Germany. She will be missed everyday and remembered fondly.