Ludwig, Katherine Genevieve “Gene” Isobel

January 2, 1941 – April 2, 2022
at the age of 81 years:

      Open House, Saturday, June 4th, 2022, 1:00 pm at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, (turn off at Salmon River Road)

“Gene” passed away April 2, 2022 (age 81) at Vancouver General Hospital after a valiant struggle recovering from surgery.

Gene is predeceased by her loving husband Len (Jan. 2017), her father Ross Davis (1984), her mother Katherine Davis (1994), her sisters Maxine (1999), Betty (2021) and her brother Lester (2016).  She leaves to mourn, her daughter Kimberley Ludwig, son Kevin (Melinda) Ludwig and daughter Kerri (Bruce) Frederickson.  Grandchildren Mitchell, Travis (Allie) and Evan (Rojina) Leggett; Rachael, Eric and Jessica Ludwig; Kate-Len, Micah and Jakob Frederickson, plus four great grandchildren Memphis, Carsen, Kymberlin and Holly.  Also, her sister Valerie Macgregor, sisters in law Beryl Ludwig and Wendy Davis, brother in law Christopher Ludwig, many nieces, nephews, cousins and many many friends.

Gene was born in Duncan, BC January 2nd, 1941.  She met the love of her life in Youbou, BC.  They married in 1961 and settled in Surrey.

After graduating high school, Gene took her Psychiatric nurses training at Riverview Hospital graduating in 1961.  She then worked at Woodlands School until she retired in 1999 just prior to relocating to Salmon Arm in 1999.  Gene was an active member of several Quilt Guilds and knitting groups in Salmon Arm where she met many of her wonderful friends.

We will miss Gene who was known for her great hugs, no nonsense attitude, powerful hands, jokes, stories and being a great advice guru.  You are missed.


  1. Gene will be missed. I met her at sewing. She was very encouraging especially when I was not a quilter. She loved my Schnauzer and always threatening to take Micah home with her, in fact she was packing her car up and guess who was in her front seat. She loved her grandchildren so much. She quite often had a story or two about the kids. She loved it when they were all in the house and the kids were upstairs. She did a lot of knitting, every baby got the most beautiful outfits. She was knitting a beautiful shawl/baby blanket. I said I loved it and that she could let me have it –ha!h!–. She said if I got pregnant she would make me one. She was pretty safe there, she knew that would not be happening. I do miss her so much.

  2. “Grandma Gene” has been a gem in our lives, her wisdom and charismatic personality was always waiting for us when we got to visit, along with a big warm hug. Her advice on life was always welcomed and will surely be missed, her passing still leaves us in shock and disbelief. Sending all my love and wishing the family the strength needed to get through such tough times. She will be sorely missed by so many.

  3. Always up for a laugh on our too infrequent visits. A special gal.
    We were gobsmacked by finding out the news.

  4. Gene was one of those cousins you could always rely on to be larger than life. She was always ready to lend support, offer advice when asked, and give her opinion if she felt it was needed! A visit with Gene was full of laughs and no holds barred conversation. I learned so much about our family through her ❤. I miss her presence

  5. To dear family of my Knitting Teacher. Gene. We met in Retirement years. 12 years ago. And it is hard to know that Gene has been called to her heavenly home now. I miss her a lot already.
    God grant you His Peace and Comfort as you each learn to live with memories of Gene now.

  6. My condolences to Kim, Kevin, Kerri & families. May the wonderful memories of her love bring you comfort. Auntie was always caring, witty, loving & strong woman. Her ears were always ready to listen. Forever in our hearts ♥️

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