Elfriede died peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on February 13, 2014 at Capital Care Lynnwood, Edmonton.
Elfriede was born in Gruenberg, Germany on November 16, 1916 to Ferdinand and Emilie Heine, the youngest of thirteen children. She immigrated to Canada in 1925 and spent her life between Edmonton, Vancouver and Abbotsford BC. She married her life partner Willy Radke in Vancouver in 1936.
Elfriede is survived by her children: Ruth (Garry) Rasmussen of California, Rudi (Brenda) Radke of Edmonton and Herb (Kathie) Radke of Athabasca. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Kevin (Drea) Rasmussen, Mark (Katie) Rasmussen, Patricia (Greg) Griffin-Dunlap, Michael (Nicole) Dunlap, Tyler (Jennefer) Radke, Lance (Corrie) Radke, Jonathan (Sarin) Radke, Christine (Lon) Riemer, Nicholas (Haley) Radke and Daniel (Kristin) Radke, as well as seventeen great grandchildren.
She is predeceased by her husband Willy, her daughter Dorothy Dunlap and her brothers: Alfons, Bernard, Willy, Otto and George Heine; sister Johanna Folke and six infant siblings.
The family wishes to thank and acknowledge the caring and attentive staff at the Royal Alex Hospital, Capital Care Lynnwood and the Waterford.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Terwillegar Community Church, 1751 Towne Centre Blvd, Edmonton. Burial will take place in Vancouver on February 25.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Elfriede’s name may be made to Hope Mission in Edmonton or Samaritans Purse.