June 16, 1914 – October 25, 2014
On October 25, 2014, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord at Glenwood Care Centre in Agassiz, BC. Alma was predeceased by her loving husband, Heinrich, her great-grandson Isaac, and by her two younger sisters, Gisela and Ilse in Germany. She is loved and survived by her three daughters – Hanne (Fritz) Seidel of Cochrane, AB, Trudy (Klaus) Werner of Harrison Hot Springs, BC, and Barb Kobabe of Vancouver, BC. Alma was much loved and cherished by her 10 grandchildren and by her 19 great-grandchildren who all lovingly called her “Oma”. Alma will also be missed by her extended family and many friends in Germany. Alma was a voracious reader, loved German crossword puzzles, Sudoku and classical music. At Logan Manor and Glenwood Care Centre in Agassiz, she developed a love for Bingo and won more than her share of games. Alma smiled easily and often, had a grand sense of humour and enjoyed life. She considered the staff at Logan Manor and Glenwood Care Centre her second family and was loved and respected by care staff at both sites. Alma loved and appreciated her care staff and prayed for each of them by name on a daily basis. On June 16, 2014, Alma celebrated her 100th birthday and was delighted with all those who shared in her celebration of 100 years well lived. A Celebration of Alma Kobabe’s life will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 9460 Charles Street in Chilliwack, BC. A reception and time of sharing stories will follow after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alma Kobabe’s memory may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to Lutheran World Relief. The family thanks the dedicated and caring staff at Glenwood Care Centre and Logan Manor in Agassiz and Dr. L MacIntosh for the kind and respectful care that Alma has received over the years.