June 16,1936 – April 30,2012
Mechthild passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and care of her family and friends. She leaves wonderful memories for her husband Wilhelm (Wim), sons Fred (Elske), Chris (Lori), Nito, Konrad (Barb), Klaus (Betty), (Dawnya), Ricki (John), Chris (Monica), Jan (Stephanie), allher grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband Hans von Hardenberg (1995) and son Ben von Hardenberg (2003).
Mechthild loved her family and especially family gatherings. We will miss her at every family celebration. It was a testament to her support of others that family and friends came to visit, call or write regularly. The special memories held by her sons are a measure of the enduring love and support Mechthild gave to them.
Thank you to the many long time friends and neighbours who came or called regularly with gestures of kindness, encouragement and humour. She appreciated your friendship so much. We are grateful to Dr. Patel, Dr. Mehin, the staff of Baker 2, Abbotsford Hospital and the staff of Christine Morrison Hospice for helping Mechthild and her family through her illness with gentle sensitivity and professional care.
The family would appreciate donations to be forwarded to the Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission in memory of