GERKE, Emma (Huck)

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved Mother, Omi, Sister, and Aunt, Emma Gerke, who passed away on June 17, 2020 at the age of 93. She is remembered by her daughter Rita Batke and daughter Alfe (Dennis) Shurko; grandchildren Sharon Batke, Charlene Batke, Richard (Laura) Westover; and great-grandchildren Luke and Evelyn.  Also remembered by her brother Ed (Doris) Huck and sister Lydia Caro in Germany. Survived also by numerous relatives in Germany, Canada, U.S., and Australia as well as an endless number of friends. She is predeceased by her husband John, daughter Wilma, son-in-law Rudy, son-in-law Bradley, sister Edith, as well as brothers- and sister-in-law in Germany.

A private Graveside Celebration will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. to honour Emma’s life.  Because of Covid-19 restrictions, please RSVP to Rita. Livestream will be available. To access, please visit

Donations in Emma’s memory may be made to Shepherd’s Care Foundation, 6620 28 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6K 2R1.

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