Ingeborg Last

Obituary of Ingeborg Last

Last, Ingeborg (nee Golisch) – Inge passed away peacefully early Friday, January 7th, 2022. Inge is survived by Jürgen, her caring husband of more than 60 years, sister Gerda in Germany, and was a loving mother to daughter Heidi (Mark) Peterson, son Roland (Katherine), and son Hans. She is predeceased by her brother Günter, and beloved daughter Christel. Adoring Oma to grandchildren Heather (Noah), Andrew, Trevor, and Kurt.

 

Ingeborg was born on February 23, 1935 in Posnan (Posen), Poland, with her twin brother Günter, to Bruno and Minna Golisch. The 2nd World War drove the family to flee to Verden, Aller, Germany. It was here that she met her husband-to-be, Jürgen, while attending a Christian Youth Group, the “Edelweiss Piraten”, before going to Sweden in 1953 to work as a nanny to 2 different families. Inge and Jürgen (who had since emigrated to Canada) corresponded during this time, and in 1961, they both returned to Germany where they were married, before emigrating to Canada for good in 1962. Inge stayed at home to raise her four children, then spent many years working in the laundry at the Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara. Whatever she worked at, she was always singing or humming a happy tune or hymn.

 

Everyone who knew her will miss her cheerful joy, sense of humour, love of people, and her unshakeable spirit. Many thanks to the staff at Tufford Manor, St., Catharines for their care and friendship, and the kindness and care of the medical and nursing teams at Niagara Health, St. Catharines Hospital site.

 

All Provincial Protocols will be in place for the visitation including the wearing of masks at all times.

 

Visitation will be held at Tallman Funeral Homes, 3277 King St., Vineland on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 5-7pm. Pre-registration is required to attend the visitation. Please CLICK HERE register. Gathering for interment at Niagara-on- the-Lake Lakeshore Cemetery on Thursday, January 13 at 11 a.m.

 

A Celebration of Inge’s life will be announced at a later date. Rest in Peace, thou Good and Faithful Servant.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ingeborg’s memory to the CNIB, or Hope & Healing International (formerly Christian Blind Mission). 

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