Laura Hertha Reich
On May 6, 2016, our beloved mother, after a short illness went home to be with her Lord. She was 79 years old, born on January 29, 1937 to Carl and Lydia Richter – the 5th of six children. Following the death of her mother in April 1938 she was adopted and brought up in the loving home of her godparents Adolf and Lydia Reich and their two sons Gus and Manuel.
She was predeceased by all four of her parents; brothers: Gustave and Manuel Reich, Arthur Richter; infant son Shawn and her eldest son Barry.
She leaves to mourn her loss; daughter Cheryl (Ross); son Kyle; grandson Ian; brothers: Leonard (Florence), Arnold (Olga), Vic (Eleanor, who spoke with her on the phone every day); sister Gertrude, as well as many other relatives, friends and colleagues.
We also would like to thank the staff of station 54 at Grey Nuns Hospital for all their wonderful care they took of mom and support for us. A special thank you to one of her nurses, Freya – who took great care of mom; made her laugh and made her comfortable. Her touch and compassion to us was so greatly appreciated in mom’s final hours.
Cremation has taken place.
Service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 10014 – 81 Avenue, Edmonton, on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 11:00 am. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MS Society or Trinity Lutheran Church.