BAUMGARDT, Brunhild (Bruni)
Bruni passed into the presence of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Thursday, November 6, 2014.
Bruni was born on July 28, 1925 in Schoenwalde, Kreis Koenigsberg, East Prussia, as second child to Hugo and Martha Baumgardt. She was predeceased by her father in 1943; her mother in 1985 and her sister Christel Konstantin of Hamburg on December 28, 2008.
She left to mourn her sister Brigitte and brother-in-law Werner Schmidt in Richmond, B.C., two nephews and two nieces with their spouses, children and grandchildren: Gunther and Gabi Konstantin and Sven of Hamburg, Germany; Michael and Gabriela Schmidt, Kurtis, Kyle and Todd of Burnaby, B.C., Christina Brcopac, Sam, Jacob and Madeline of Surrey, B.B., Theresa and Paul Walker, Tyler, Eric and Cassidy of Langley, B.C.
After schooling, Bruni started nurses training in 1943 in Koenigsberg, East Prussia. In January 1945 she escaped the Russian invasion over the Baltic Sea and continued training at the University Hospital in Jena, Thueringen. There she graduated in 1946.
The best thing that happened in her life was when she heard at the age of 10 that the Good Shepherd loved her and she trusted Him as her Saviour. The next most memorable event was her baptism at the age of 12. The presence of Christ was real!!
At age 16 there was a crisis. The Christian world view and the national socialistic world view collided. She decided not to accept the national socialistic world view until she was able to check out for herself the following: Is the Bible the word of God?
Is Jesus Christ the Son of God?
Is God a personal God?
For five years she was on the misty flats. At age 21 she finally had the time to apply herself to the task of searching for the answers to her questions. As she studied the Bible she became 100% convinced that the Bible is the Word of God. She found it overwhelming to discover that God means what He says. God had answers for her questions. Yes, Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who died for the sins of the world and her sins. He rose victorious over sin and death and hell and is now at the right hand of the Father forever interceding on behalf of His children. The discovery of the reality of God and Jesus Christ as her Saviour were the beginning of a new and meaningful life.
In April 1952 she immigrated to Canada. Her first stop was Haven of Rest and General Hospital in Medicine Hat, AB. In April 1954 she relocated to Edmonton and worked at the University Hospital. In February 1956 she started work for the Victorian Order of Nurse from which she retired in September 1985.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday November 11, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Serenity Funeral Service, 5311-91 Street, Edmonton, AB.
A Graveside Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at South Haven Cemetery, Edmonton, AB.
A Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 9802-76 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Victorian Order of Nurses, Suite 100, 4936-87 Street, Edmonton, AB T6E 5W3.