December 24, 1926 – Nov. 20, 2014
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Esther Hengstler, on Nov. 30, 2014.
She will be loving remembered by her four children, Walter, Raymond, Arnold and Marlene; their spouses Lea, Marita, Julia, and Gary; grandsons, Ben, Chris, Kevin, James, Jameson and Connor; great granddaughters, Samantha, Brooklynn, and Ellery; her twin sister, Clara Johnston of Saskatoon; sisters in law, Mrs. Edith Gark (Dave), and Mrs. Norma Hengstler; as well as many nieces and nephews, wonderful friends and neighbours. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur (Kurt) in June 2013. Mom was born in Saskatchewan on December 24, 1926 and met and married Dad in 1948. In 1955, they moved to Richmond BC where they raised their family and in 1972 moved to Saltspring Island.
Mom was never far from her garden or flowers. For many years she sold her flowers in the Saturday Market and to many businesses in Ganges. She was a member of the Lady Minto Hospital Auxiliary and spent many Thursdays volunteering in the Thrift Shop. Mom loved music and though quite shy, she also spent many hours playing the piano and keyboard entertaining the residents of Greenwoods and Lady Minto Extended care.
The family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Place for their kindness during Mom’s short residence there. We would also like to thank Dr. David Woodley and Dr. Magna Leon, as well as the staff at Lady Minto Hospital, Acute and Extended Care, for their support and care during Mom’s last few months. At Mom’s request, there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation.
Mom, we will always remember your beautiful smile.