Ursula passed away on March 15, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox. Born in Wollin, Germany on April 1, 1925.
Upon arriving on the island in 1963 she settled into the Black Creek community and had a large dairy farm that she loved with a passion, but not more than her late husband Tim Dekker. Ursula was mom and advisor to many and made everyone feel warm and welcome in her home.
She was a kind and loving woman who expected honesty and gave it in return. Her strong will and pride is what got her through life’s adversities, especially her stroke last year. She handled that like a champ and never once complained about anything, just fought hard every day to get stronger. We will all miss this incredible and gracious woman.
She is survived by relatives in New Zealand and Australia. Her niece: Marlen Smith, who she loved very much, Marlen’s son Joshua Smith, sister, Marlies Hill, the late Hugh Hill, Roy Hill, Karen Hill, the late Fred Hill. Fred’s daughter Krystal Jackson and her daughter Rochelle. In the States: Asta and Rodney Gundrum, Margitta and Gert Steinmeyer in Germany, the late Jurgen, Bobo and Louise Heimke.
A Memorial Service will be held on April 2nd, 2016 at 1:30pm at Faith Lutheran Church.
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