Regina passed away peacefully at the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie at the age of 89 years. She was born in Wilburgstetten, Germany to parents Adolf and Regina Knobel.
Regina is survived by her son Fred (Kim) Gietz, and grandsons Joshua (Carmen) and Eric Gietz and her great grandson Toben. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 6o years, Edmund Gietz.
Gina immigrated to Canada in 1953 where she met and married her life partner Ed and resided in Montreal for 16 years. The pioneer spirit stirred once more in Gina and Ed in 1969 when they packed what possessions they could fit into a small trailer and moved west with nothing more than a tent for a home. Their travel adventure ended in Cranbrook where Ed and Gina fell in love with the Canadian Rockies and all they offered. Over the next 44 years Ed and Gina worked and played in their beloved new home and took every opportunity to explore the many lakes, rivers and streams in the area. As life slowed for Gina and Ed, they took pride in watching their grandsons grow into adults and the trials and successes they experienced.
Gina and Ed’s final adventure came in 2013 when they pulled their established roots in Cranbrook to move to Fernie where the mountains and their family were closer to them. Though difficult to leave their many good friends in Cranbrook, their final move proved to be a good one where their community in Fernie welcomed them.
No Funeral Services will be held by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.P.C.A.
Memories and condolences shared at cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.