Elvira Dzierzenga died peacefully with family and friends by her side at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm at the age of 82 years. She will be sadly missed by her husband Erich of 60 years, her Son Dieter (Ingrid) of Germany and daughter Conny (Ken) of Salmon Arm; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister Gerlinde (Hans) of Germany; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Karin in 2011, sisters Erna and Brunhilde of Germany. Elvira was born in Eigenfeld, Bessarabia (today part of Moldova and Ukraine). Mom was an excellent cook and spent hours knitting and crocheting sweaters and dresses for her children and herself. She traveled throughout Southern Germany as a food demonstrator and was proud to relate her experiences. She spent most of her life in Germany and moved to Salmon Arm with her husband in 1994. She enjoyed German folk music and loved to sing along. She also enjoyed watching Steiner Theatre videos that her daughter Karin spent hours recording. We want a special thanks to go out to the staff at Bastion Special Care Unit for the loving care she received and also to Dr. Heunis for his support. As a Jehovah’s Witness she believed in the biblical hope of a future resurrection back to human life in paradise here on earth. We look forward to seeing her then, in health and happiness.