In the early morning hours of July 20th, 2017, with her daughter by her side, Waltraut left this world after a brave struggle with illness.
Waltraut was born on December 21st, 1926 in Mittweida, Germany to parents Alfred and Elisabeth Schoeffel. She is predeceased by her parents; brother Hans; sister Sonja; husband of nearly 65 years Leonard Lumpe, and son Ronald.
Left to remember and miss Waltraut are her daughter Marion LaBrie; brothers Manfred (Margaret), Rainer (Christine) and Gerd (Angela 1950-2010) along with many nieces and nephews in Canada and Germany. Waltraut looked at friends as though they were family and she held them so dear; she leaves many, along with her Grand-Dogs Kayla and Amy, to mourn her passing.
Special thanks to honorary daughter Deanna Warne who gave her time so selflessly, to assist Marion with the palliative care of her mom for many months, in Waltrauts home. The family also thanks Westlawn Palliative Home Care for their assistance and compassion, and We Care Services for the daily assistance.
A Funeral Service will be held at Richmond Park Church, 9340-69 Avenue, Edmonton, at 11:00 am on Monday July 24, 2017, followed by interment at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Sarepta, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Halfway Home Animal Rescue, 21 Linkside Court, Spruce Grove, AB. T7X3C4 or a charity of one’s choice.