Luise Braun, born October 5, 1925 in Priemsdorf, East Prussia, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018, in her sleep, following a brief illness, at the age of 92 years.
She follows her husband Franz Braun who left this earth March 15, 1994, and her sister, Waltraut Schreiber who passed away in Gronau, Germany August 28, 2005. She is survived by her only daughter, Gabrielle; son-in-law, André; grandchildren, Jonathan and Candice; nieces and nephews in Germany; brother and sister-in-law, John (Hans) and Mary (Maria); and numerous other relatives and friends in Canada, Germany and Russia.
Luise will be remembered for her active participation in the knitting circle at Willow Park on the Bow, contributing knit blankets to charitable endeavors. Luise and Franz married in Germany on March 7, 1953 and spent their honeymoon on the ship that would bring them to Canada to start a new life and family together. They went first to Dundurn, Saskatchewan, to reunite with Franz’s uncle, then to Didsbury, Alberta, where more family was to be found, for a short time before they settled in Calgary, Alberta. She saw the city of Calgary grow from a small city, where a Sunday road trip would be to Lake Midnapore, into the bustling, busy city it is today. Luise and Franz enjoyed time tending their vegetable and flower garden, the Rocky Mountains, camping, fishing, and road trips to visit family and dear friends. They would holiday in Hawaii and Europe and wherever else their daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren could be found. She would welcome family and friends into her home with her traditional baking and cooking, in her clogs and apron.
Private Celebration of life will be held, and interment will take place, on what would have been her 93rd birthday.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to their charity of choice.
The family wishes to thank Calgary EMT’s and the staff and volunteers at the Peter Lougheed, Foothills Hospital, and Chinook Hospice where she spent her last few weeks.