October 31, 1930 ~ December 4, 2012
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Ursula Bachmeier. Ursula’s strength and bravery succumbed on December 4th, 2012 after battling heart and kidney disease, with her daughter Darline and son Gary by her side.
Ursula was born October 31, 1930 in Daneburg, a small town in Germany. In 1956 she met the love of her life Thomas Bachmeier in Kitimat. They married in 1957 and moved with their three children to Black Creek where they purchased a fifty-two acre hobby farm and raised four more children.
Ursula’s ultimate joys in life were her children and grandchildren. She loved to be involved and surrounded herself with all things family. For nearly twenty years she proudly hosted family Sunday Dinners. Her door was always opened to family and friends. Ursula had an easy going nature, feisty sense of humour, and a passion for travel.
In 2003 her husband passed. Ursula did the best she could to maintain the farm, but her health began to deteriorate. Her daughter Darline came to live with her, and in 2010 the farm was sold, Ursula and Darline moved to Courtenay. The two were like a married couple; best friends, travelling companions and truly inseparable.
Ursula was predeceased by her husband Thomas, mother, father, and brother Carl.
Ursula is survived by her seven loving children: Darline, Thomas, Rita (Peter), Susan (Rick), Gary (Debbie), Randy, Greg (Tammy). Sisters Hanna (Gunter), Hilda (Rick), brothers Otto (Marlena), Herman (Gina), and Geret (Leoni), eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Ursula will be sadly missed by all those lives she has touched.
The family would like to thank Dr. Swanson, and the nurses and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their compassionate care, as well as the staff and specialists at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 15th, at 12:00 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall in Campbell River.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.