May 3, 1936 – Eydtkau, East Prussia
May 20, 2014 – Calgary, AB
With her loving family by her side, Brigitte Wickner (nee Scheffler) passed away peacefully at the Sarcee Hospice in Calgary, Alberta on May 20, 2014 at the age of 78.
Brigitte was born in Eydtkau, East Prussia on May 3, 1936, and immigrated to Canada in 1961 where she married her husband of 52 years, John (Hans) Wickner on December 2, 1961. Her great passions in life were her family and friends, her amazing German cooking and baking, her beautiful flower and vegetable gardens, and love of travel, especially to the warm and sunny Caribbean.
Brigitte will be deeply missed by her loving husband John Wickner; daughter Yvonne and son-in-law Glen Smith; her grandsons Mackenzie and Devin Smith; her brother Bodo Scheffler and extended family in Germany. Brigitte was predeceased by her parents Hans and Meta Scheffler; and brother, Eckard Scheffler all of Bergen-Belsen, Germany.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church (66 – 7th Street N.E.) on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation www.albertacancer.ca.
In living memory of Brigitte Wickner, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences