February 14, 1920 – July 22, 2018
at the age of 98 years
Maria started life in Forstheim, Germany, and then on to Frankfurt, Toronto, Chilliwack, and finally, Salmon Arm.
Feistiness, determination, persistence, a passion to learn, lifelong curiosity, sociability, and kindness to the less fortunate were always a part of her character. She was an environmentalist long before the word became mainstream, and had no use for materialism and waste.
She embraced many types of work, from packing chocolates, to managing a grocery store, to worm picking to name a few.
Maria outlived her parents, siblings, spouse (Joe), son in-law (Brian) and many friends. She is survived by her only child, daughter Renate Dundee, two grandchildren, Kevin (Saori) and Kara (Vincent), and two great-grandchildren, affectionately known as A & W.
Maria gave much more to this life than she ever took, and in her simple way, left us quietly in her sleep.