Lydia endured hard times in Germany and Russia before she came to Canada in 1929, settling in Vancouver. Lydia and William raised 5 children in Abbotsford, B.C. She was a busy wife and mother without much time for herself. After William died, she married Martin in 1975. Lydia enjoyed oil painting, bowling, travelling and playing the piano. Faith and church were integral parts of her life. She took joy in her grandchildren, focusing her life around family. Her kind nature stayed with her. Lydia always put others first.