Elfriede had a happy childhood until revolution destroyed her home. Her family immigrated to Canada in 1925. She went to one-room schools in rural Manitoba, then high school and nurses’ training in Winnipeg. Elfriede gained 4 children when she married Henry; they had many happy gatherings and camping trips. Family and faith were most important to her. Elfriede loved travelling, gardening, sewing, and embroidering petit point pictures and wall hangings. Her granddaughter Jennifer, niece Kathy Ewert, friend Charlotte Redekopp and neighbours Joe and Leona Moder brightened her last years with help and care.