The family announces with great sadness the passing of their beloved Karla (nee Brennert) Howard. Karla went to be with the Lord on November 26, 2015 after a brief but valiant battle with cancer.
She is survived by her loving husband Joe Kurtze, her devoted father Rudolph Brennert of 100 Mile House. Loving family, children, Donald (Caroline) Howard, Jennifer (Sean) McMath, all of Prince George and her grandchildren, Kadence, Landon McMath and Alexandra Howard. She will be missed by her sister Stephanie (Siegfried) Klausat, of 100 Mile House and her brother Robert (Lori) Brennert, of Surrey. Nephew Stephan Klausat (Trish), and great nephews and nieces Tristan, Ashton, Sydney, of Kamloops, Sophia (John) Jackson, of Summerland and Kimberly (Ken) Brennert, of Vancouver.
Karla was predeceased by her mother Ursula Brennert Jan. 15, 2013.
In 2011 Karla retired from a 30 year career at Canada Post, serving well in the communities in which she lived, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Kamloops. Her dedication to great service and a strong work ethic garnered her much respect from colleagues and customers alike.
Karla loved her family beyond measure and took every opportunity to share her love, her holidays and birthdays. Her family meant everything to her. She had a passionate spirit and loved life, enjoyed music, dancing, gardening and German cooking. Highlights in Karla’s life include volunteering at the 2010 Olympics for hockey, camping in the summertime, sewing for her grandchildren and after she took up quilting, she quilted vigorously for the family.
Karla was born on October 26, 1951 in Maichingen, Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1958 with her parents. She was always proud of her German roots.
She will be greatly missed by all who love her and by a community whose life she touched.
The family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Farren and Kamloops Hospice for their compassion and care.
A celebration of life for Karla will be held on Saturday December 12, 2015, 11:00a.m. at the Christ Community Church 1132 – 8th Street Kamloops, B.C. with Pastor Mike Dejong officiating.
In lieu of flowers a donation will be greatly appreciated to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home,
72 Whiteshield Cr., South, Kamloops BC V2E 2S9
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