1928 – 2014
Hedwig Jennermann of Comox, gently, yet unexpectedly passed away early in the morning on Saturday, October 25th, 2014. Predeceased by her husband Max, and brothers Adolf and Hans Judas, she is survived and lovingly remembered by her son Klaus (Carol) of Comox, grandchildren Amy (Denis), Cory and Kyle, her sister Trina Fischer (Henry), and brothers Konrad Judas and Wilhelm Waldstein (Shelley). Hedwig also leaves to mourn nieces, nephews and relatives in both Canada and Germany.
Hedwig was born in a small village in northern Bavaria, Germany. She survived World War II as a young teen by working in a bakery in nearby Bayreuth. Returning to Kornbach she met Max and married him in 1950. There she worked in the textile industry and helped out on her aunt’s farm. In 1966 she immigrated to Canada with her family, settling in Vancouver. Early mornings Hedwig would be off to work in Grimm’s bakery where she became an accomplished baker. Over the years friends, family and others especially enjoyed her tasty Black Forest Cakes, Mocha Cakes and Poppyseed Strudels. In 1995 Hedwig and Max moved to Comox in order to be closer to “the kids”.
During retirement Hedwig continued with her baking and loved spending time with her three grandchildren. She and Max enjoyed walking and having coffee with friends. Each year they looked forward to taking bus trips to Europe or North America. On most Sundays you would find them attending Comox United Church, always seated in the same pew.
Hedwig was a kind soul who suffered from Alzheimer’s for the last seven years. During that time she was most fortunate to have support from Comox United Church’s Pastoral Care Team. The family wishes to thank her wonderful longtime companions: Steph, Terry, Lisa and Jenette. We also wish to express gratitude to the compassionate staff and volunteers at Oceanview, where Hedwig lived for the past two and a half years.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive, Comox, B.C.