Aiple, Gertrude Melitta

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.


  1. Karin. I am so sorry for your loss. You will have beautiful memories of your mom that will help you get through this sad time.

  2. I am So glad that i met her was a very great time that i spend with her and family. I can feel the pain of her loss.. I am in thought with my family in salmon arm

  3. Dear cousins,
    we are very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
    Remember all the happy times and be grateful for the time you spent together.
    We have most beautiful memories and will always remember the great time we had together with our aunt Litti, visiting her sometimes in Canada, or when she was visiting us at our home in the Black Forrest.
    Our sincere condolences to all of Litti’s family and our thoughts are with you all at this time.
    Take care of each other.
    Love from Christa, Lothar & Family.

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