Sonja Maria Catharina Schaefer
July 25, 1957 – October 8, 2002
Sonja has passed through the light to the “spirit in the sky” due to lung cancer. She was born in Comox, BC, then resided in Victoria, BC since 1986.
Sonja is predeceased by her grandparents Renze and Catharina Walda on her mother’s side and August and Maria Schaefer on her father’s side.
Sonja is survived by her husband Fred Holmes (Victoria, BC), her parents Inno and Ann Schaefer (Courtenay, BC), her daughters Amber Hutchison (Victoria, BC) and Melonie (Ashley) Seib (Edmonton, AB), her grandsons Caleb and Jarod Seib (Edmonton, AB), her brother Raymond Schaefer (Courtenay, BC), her nieces Carlee and Whitney Schaefer (Courtenay, BC) and her stepchildren Terra Hutchison and Jason Daniels (Courtenay, BC). Sonja will also be missed by her Uncle Ed and Aunt Joanna Walda (Courtenay, BC) and her cousins Lisa Murphy (Quesnel, BC) and Sheila Walda (Courtenay, BC). Sonja also leaves behind her extended family in Europe and many special friends.
There will be a cremation and no service by Sonja’s request. In lieu of a service, Sonja wishes us to share our fondest memories at a “Love, Light, and Laughter” circle of life gathering to be held on October 27th from 1 pm to 4 pm at the home of her parents, 5562 Seacliffe Rd., Courtenay. F.M.I. 334-3238.
You may also honor Sonja’s memory by making a donation to the Victoria Hospice Palliative Care Foundation, 3rd Floor Richmond Pavilion, 1900 Fort St., Victoria, BC V8R 1J8.