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Sophie Sommerfeld

October 18, 1935 - September 1, 2014


Passed away peacefully on Sept 1st, 2014, at the age of 78 in Chilliwack, BC.  Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Gerald, her children Tim, Kelly (Darin), Chandra (Damon) and Mickeyea, her 8 grandchildren, her mother Anna Ens, and her sister Carolyne.

Memorial service will be held at Chilliwack Alliance Church,  8700 Young Road on Sept 8th at 2pm.  In lieu of flowers please send a donation to Cascade Hospice, Chilliwack, BC.



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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Marilyn Harder
Relation: Acquaintance of family

To the Sommerfeld Family: So sorry to hear of Sophie’s passing. I remember her as a very kind, soft spoken lady in church. May you feel God’s presence at this time.

From: Myra Zacharias
Relation: Friend co worker

I loved working with Sophie. Her laugh and good attitude was a joy to be around. She offered me much wisdom – one day you will like your daughter as well as love her- and we had lots of laughs. The most memorable thing about working with her was her picking up pens. It was common knowledge that if you left a pen or pencil near Sophie, she would pick it up and carry it

From: Frank & Ethel Wiens
Relation: Former Pastor

Our deepest sympathy and many precious memories.

From: Shirley Derksen
Relation: friend & bridesmaid

Dear Jerry and family,
I’ll quickly introduce myself so you will know my connection with Sophie and with you! I was one of your bridesmaids all those years ago! I’m Shirley who was teaching in Warman at the time of your courtship and subsequent wedding.

My sincerest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. I am acquainted with Mary Dyck Enns in Saskatoon, Sophie’s cousin; the news has come to me through her.

In thinking of the year that Sophie and I shared in Warman, the memories are flooding back! She had a LARGE Grade 1 class and I marvelled at how she managed. We had wonderful sing-songs with the kids in Gr. 1-4, Sophie at the piano and yours truly the “fledgling conductor”. One song we sang with particular gusto was “He owns the cattle on a thousand hills”, Sophie excelling at the piano (I’m sure you can picture this!) We even took a choir to a local Music Festival and won a little trophy.

She was a wonderful colleague and always fun to be with. I was privileged to know her.

Shirley Derksen

From: Russ and Joan Hogan
Relation: Neighbour in Stevenson Villas

So sorry to here of Sophies’s passing, she was always such a happy person with a smile and a wave when we saw her in our complex. Joan also worked with Sophie for a short period of time at FV Distance Ed. Please know Gerry that our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
Joan and Russ Hogan
Stevenson Villas

From: Bev Sommerfed
Relation: My husband's Aunt

To Uncle Gerald and your family We were sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Sophie. She was a kind and considerate person. May you cherish the many memories that she gave you. She was a special lady. Sincere sympathy Arnold, Bev and Arnell Sommerfeld

From: Ernie & Annabelle Krahn
Relation: Friend

To the entire Sommerfeld Family: Our prayers are with each one of you as you remember a beautiful godly wife,mom,grandma and sister!

From: Jackie and Bryan Bullivant
Relation: Darin and Kelly's Aunt and Uncle

We are so very sorry to hear of Sophie’s passing. Bryan and I only met her once a few years ago at a birthday party here in Calgary, but she was a lovely person and we really enjoyed meeting her (Gerald, as well). The family will miss Sophie dearly and we can definitely relate to what you are going through. However, it is good to know that she isn’t in pain anymore and that she is in a better place…. but it is still very hard for those left behind. Bryan and I are praying for you at this difficult time…and our thoughts are with you as you attend the Memorial Service today. Please give Gerald a special hug from us. Blessings to you all. Love, Bryan and Jackie

From: Leroy & Verna Peters
Relation: friends

We have so many wonderful memories of time spent with Gerald and Sophie.She was such a delightful person to spend time with and we are richer for knowing you both.We know her absence from the body is presence with our Lord.We can only imagine how sorely she will be missed.Our prayers are with you and the family.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 8, 2014
Beginning at 2:00pm

Chilliwack Alliance Church
8700 Young Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada

8700 Young Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada

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