Olga Kathariena Hessler

Olga Kathariena Hessler

September 25, 1925 – October 1, 2020
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our dear Olga Hessler on Oct. 1, 2020.
She was predeceased by her parents Valentin and Ida Hardock, brother Joseph, sisters, Rose, Elsie, and Emily and loving husband Alexander Hessler.
She will be missed by her surviving family, sons, Brian and Gary (Barbara), daughter Debby (Mike), grandchildren, Erin, Amanda, Bobbie, Miranda, Meagan, Aaron, Kirsten, and Jessica, numerous great-grandchildren, sisters Anne and Jean (Mike), as well as several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.
Our Mother never worked outside of the home. Mom was a dedicated stay-at-home Mom, and she excelled at it.
Mom made sure we were never bored, and she would do whatever was necessary to keep us happy. Sometimes it was jumping onto the city bus to take us fishing or constructing something out of nothing to play a prank on Dad.
We kids were always sent to school with a good lunch, or a sandwich was waiting if we came home for the noon hour. Mom greeted us every afternoon when we arrived home after school. Being latch-key kids was never a concern for us.
In her latter years, baking cakes and decorating them became our Mother’s passion. It’s been said by several people that her cakes were legendary, and they have the extra pounds to prove it!
Mom loved being with Dad, whether it was a rousing game of cards or a pleasant walk along their favourite beach. Entertaining and being social was important to our Mother, and it usually consisted of a Sunday afternoon of good conversation and laughter with friends, followed by a generous meal at dinnertime.
Mom was lovingly known as Kay by friends and family. Kay had a huge heart, big enough to have a special place for everyone. If you were a friend of Kay’s, then Kay would have your back.
Mom taught us kids two very important lessons to live by: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and Everything you do, do it with Love.
Our Mother was a fighter. Kay was in the hospital several times over the last few years, sometimes with serious injuries. It wasn’t in her to give up though; she rallied back and continued on with life as though nothing ever happened.
Mom had a close relationship with her Lord Jesus Christ. It was her faith which kept her positive in times that otherwise would have seemed almost impossible. It was also her faith, that when it was time for her to leave this earth, to be with Dad again and be with her Lord, she was ready and 100% at peace with it.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations to the Shepherd of The Valley Lutheran Church, Comox, BC, would be appreciated.
There will be no service at this time, because of the pandemic. Hopefully by spring 2021, things will be closer to normal; plans for a Joint Spreading of Ashes are still forthcoming.
Many thanks to all the Nurses and Health-Care Aides from Unit 4A at North Island Hospital – Comox Valley. Our Mother received the best care and the most in compassion.
A special thank you to Pastor Carol Dennison for all of your support, compassion and your prayers. You were a huge amount of comfort and peacefulness during this very difficult time, not only for our Mother but for all of us family members as well.


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