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March 20, 1927 - June 29, 2022

A Celebration of Life will be held on FRIDAY, AUGUST, 19, 2022, at 3:00 PM, at, SPRINGFILED FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

On June 29, 2022, surrounded by family and loved ones, Gerda Tietz passed peacefully to whatever waits for her in the beyond, at the Central Okanagan Hospice House in Kelowna, BC.

Gerda's memory will be treasured by her children Klaus (Sheila), Karin (Maurice), Kornelia, Karla (Dale), Wolfgang (Bonnie), Evelyn (Art), Jerry, and Marilyn (Jerry); son-in-law Eric (spouse of Klaudia); 17 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren with more on the way. She was predeceased by her husband Manfred; her daughter Klaudia; and grandson Richard.

The family would like to thank Hospice House for the excellent end-of-life care. Many thanks also go out to the many community health workers who came to see Gerda these last few years in her home. Gerda enjoyed each and every one of them.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, hospicehousekelowna.com.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com (click the direct link below)

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/tietz-gerda-elisabeth/
Condolence Messages
  • Aug 22, 2022
    To the Teitz Family:
    Sincere condolences for the loss of your Mom. Keep her memories close, she lives on in her legacy. Dawn Gibson (Howe) - Dawn Gibson (Howe)
  • Aug 17, 2022
    Very sorry to hear of your moms passing Wolfgang. Sincere condolences to you and your entire family. - Jerry Geen
  • Jul 30, 2022
    Dear Jerry and Family.
    We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    Dan & Aimee Schlosser
  • Jul 16, 2022
    My heart goes out to each and every member of the Tietz family. Gerda made me feel like part of her crazy wonderful family. She showed us girls you could be both kind and strong. Gerda will greatly missed. Hugs to everyone.
    Dale (Ewen) Heintz
  • Jul 16, 2022
    To the Tietz family my sincere condolences to all on the passing of your mother ..memories, may they fill your minds and warm your hearts...Max Santiago MX.
  • Jul 13, 2022
    Evelyn so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. my prayers are with you. I hope you find peace and rest. thinking of you.
    Lilian Redlich
  • Jul 07, 2022
    Marilyn and Family,
    We are sad to hear about the loss of your mother. Thinking of you all. Take care XO
    The Ellis Family
  • Jul 07, 2022
    Marilyn, Jerry and all of Gerda's family. We are so sorry to hear of your Mom passing on. We hope all your wonderful memories bring you some comfort at this sad time. Especially when you Sisters accompanied your Mom to the casino and you always would wait until She was ready to go home for the night. It was so nice to see you all doting over her. She was a special lady.
    Our hearts are with all of you.
    Fred and Debbie MacKinnon
  • Jul 07, 2022
    Korey, Marilyn and family and friends, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing, it is never easy to lose a loved one. Time to time think about your mom and good times and love you share to get you through these difficult times.
    Leslie Mellander
  • Jul 06, 2022
    Sending my most sincere condolences to the entire Tietz family. The Hoffman's and Tietz's go way back with many a memory on Wallace Rd. Take in all the love and support that is extended to you during your time if grief. Take care. Carol (Hoffman) Romanchuk
  • Jul 06, 2022
    Wolfgang and family.
    So sorry to hear you mom passed , it’s always hard to let your parents go. Our sincere condolences. Art and Jody Hayes
  • Jul 06, 2022
    Gerry and family,
    No matter how old we are, it’s never easy to lose our Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Nancy Jensen (Allan)
  • Jul 06, 2022
    My heart goes out to Korny and the entire Tietz family. I am truly sorry for your loss. Yvonne & Ted Naito
  • Jul 06, 2022
    Wolfgang and family. I'm am very sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful lady and I have great memories of her and the rest of the rambunctious family during our school years.
    Allan Manarin
  • Jul 06, 2022
    Dear Kornelia (Korny) and family,
    I have heard you talk about your Mom through the years with so much love and admiration. She was a tower of strength and a remarkable woman. I know this is such a sad and difficult time for all your family. May you find comfort in the many loving memories of your Mom and strength in your family ties. She is in your heart and that bond is with you forever.
    With much love,
    Val Utgaren
  • Jul 06, 2022
    Wolfgang and family, so sorry for the loss of your mother.
    Please accept our condolences.
    Jim Siegmann & family
  • Jul 06, 2022
    Karin, Maurice and family. No words can express how deeply saddened we are by your loss.
    Hilary and Diane
  • Jul 06, 2022
    sorry to hear of your mom's passing.I am sure she had a very full life..She is now enjoying life on the other side. Enjoy her memories.Sherry and Jan Mortensen
  • Jul 06, 2022
    Jerry and family,
    I am so sorry to see your Moms passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Sincerely Rick VanderHoek
  • Jul 06, 2022
    Tietz family,
    So sorry to hear this news of your passing mom and grandma....she will be greatly missed! Sending my love and hugs to you all during this sad time. xoxo
    Anita Andreasen
    Also thought I would share this little story:
    Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads,
    there lived a little water beetle in a community of water
    beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond
    with few disturbances and interruptions.
    Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of
    their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and
    would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their
    friend was dead, gone forever.
    Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge
    to climb up that stem. However, he was determined that he would
    not leave forever. He would come back and tell his friends what
    he had found at the top.
    When he reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the
    surface of the lily pad, he was so tired, and the sun felt so
    warm, that he decided he must take a nap. As he slept, his body
    changed and when he woke up, he had turned into a beautiful
    blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body
    designed for flying.
    So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty of a whole
    new world and a far superior way of life to what he had never
    known existed.
    Then he remembered his beetle friends and how they were thinking
    by now he was dead. He wanted to go back to tell them, and
    explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been
    before. His life had been fulfilled rather than ended.
    But, his new body would not go down into the water. He could
    not get back to tell his friends the good news. Then he
    understood that their time would come, when they, too, would know what he now knew. So, he raised his wings and flew off into his joyous new life!
    ~Author Unknown~
  • Jul 06, 2022
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom,grandma, great grandma. She leaves a huge legacy of memories in all of you. Thinking of you during this difficult time
    Len and Tannis Moody
  • Jul 05, 2022
    I am so sorry for your loss. Keep her memories in your hearts. Crystal Kinney (Grochowich)
  • Jul 05, 2022
    To the Tietz family,
    Sorry to hear about your mothers passing. May the many great life memories you have of her help you all during this difficult time. God bless!!
    Dino and Karen Zol
  • Jul 05, 2022
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom, it’s never easy. Thinking of you and your family. Fred van den Eerenbeemt PEI Canada.
  • Jul 05, 2022
    Sorry to hear about your mom.
    My condolences to your family.
    Mike Yarrow
  • Jul 05, 2022
    sorry to hear of your loss Jerry. our condolences Cliff and Daphne
  • Jul 05, 2022
    Evelyn and family
    So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom. She was a lovely lady
    Wendy Sajna
  • Jul 05, 2022
    Dear Marilyn
    I was saddened to learn of your dear Mom's passing. It is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one, especially our Mom, no matter the age. Keep the year's of good memories close to your heart and smile. Remember to laugh at them too as your Mom would have. And give yourself a hug now and then for your Mom.
    Diane Dique