Traudl Bowron (79) passed away peacefully March 19, 2020 at Invermere & District Hospital.
Born Traudl Schaarschmidt on December 18, 1940 in Mannheim, Germany, she was 12 when her family immigrated to Canada in 1952. Traudl grew up and completed her schooling in Invermere, BC.
In 1959 Traudl married her husband Brian and they moved about, living in various communities throughout BC, in the course of his job. During those years they planned and built their home, knowing they wanted to come back to settle and raise their family in Invermere.
Traudl was an avid downhill and cross-country skier who enjoyed hiking, gardening and the outdoors in general. Kootenay National Park and Banff were among her favorite places to hike and bird-watching was one of her favorite things to do. She was a good friend and neighbour and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Her beautiful smile and delightful laugh will remain in the hearts of all who knew her.
Traudl is survived by her husband Brian, and sons Karl (Pat) and Mark (Sherry); three granddaughters, Channing, Karyssa and Devenee and 2 great-grandchildren, Bentley and Phaeton. Traudl was predeceased by her parents Erich Schaarschmidt and Wilma Toetter and her stepfather Paul Toetter.
At Traudl’s request, there will be no public service. In lieu of flowers the family asks those who wish to honor her to make a donation to the charity of their choice.
We would also like to thank all the Home Care Workers, Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Invermere & District Hospital and Columbia House for the loving care they gave to Traudl.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services.Condolences for the family can be offered at www.mcphersonfh.com
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