Ursula Trotter, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 26th, 2015, at 89 years of age at the Kimberley Special Care Home.
Ursula was born in Netzchkau, Vogtland, Germany. Due to the political situation in Europe at the time, her family went to Czechoslovakia in 1936. In 1939, she emigrated to St. Walburg, Saskatchewan with her parents and two sisters. It is here that Ursula married and raised her family. Throughout her life, she worked as a news reporter for the St. Walburg Enterprise, as an attendant at a Drug Store in McLennan, AB and as the Candy Lady at Woolco in Prince Albert, SK. Later in her life, Ursula enjoyed playing cards with friends, golfing, baking, knitting and doting on her family. She was always open to new experiences, whether traveling across the globe or trying new foods. She maintained connections to Germany through her childhood friend Dora Herring.
She is survived by her four children Eileen (Murray) Dean from Kimberley, BC; Dianna (Barry) Lyons from Gunn, AB; Walter Trotter from Whitehorse, YT and Gary Trotter (Elaine Gareau) from Barrie, ON. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, as well as by her sister Hannah Andres from Roblin, MB and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Helene Bachmann, her sister Elfriede Bachmann and her brother-in-law Harold Andres.
A memorial service for Ursula will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Kimberley United Church in Kimberley, BC. Memorial gifts in her honour can be made to Camp Tapawingo, c/o Calvary United Church, 114 – 25 Street East, Prince Albert, SK, S6V 1S5 or donations can be made to the Kimberley United Church, 10 – Boundary Street, Kimberley, BC, V1A 3C8 or to a charity of your choice.