It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the loss of our mother and grandmother, Alwine Poepperl. Alwine passed away peacefully at Eagleview, St. Joseph’s General Hospital on March 8th.
Alwine was predeceased by her loving husband Ernst, sisters Frieda and Annie, and brother Robert. She is survived by her sister Dora, sons Hubert (Darci) and Ralph (Eileen), grandchildren Matthew and Nicole, sister-in-law Hedwig, and nieces Hannelore, Ingrid, Monika and Eva, and nephews Klaus and Hubert.
Alwine was born in Aschach, Germany. She was the oldest of five children. Alwine married and lost her first husband Otto early in World War II. She later fell in love with Ernst, married in 1950, and followed him to Ocean Falls, BC in 1954. There she raised her family and made many lifelong friends. In 1968 the family moved to Campbell River where she lived for almost 43 years. Alwine had many interests; her favorites were gardening, dancing, and her love of cats. At the age of 92 Alwine moved to Cumberland to be with her eldest son. There she enjoyed reading, Kiki the indoor cat, and watching birds at the feeder, from her chair. For the last two years she was a resident at Eagleview in the Comox Valley.
The family would like to sincerely thank: Dr.’s Meckin and Chan for their care of Alwine while in Campbell River, the Case Managers and Home Support Workers at Island Health for their care of Alwine in Cumberland, and most recently Dr. Wainberg and the caring staff at “The Views”.
In lieu of flowers, donations made to Kitty Cat Pals or any other animal-oriented charity of choice would be greatly appreciated.
Alwine was laid to rest at the Elk Falls Cemetery, Hwy 28 Campbell River on March 12th, in a private ceremony, Father Jan Grotkowski officiating.