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Sofia (Sophie) Braun

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Deaths-Sofia-(Sophie)-BraunDuring WWII, Sophie’s family moved to Germany, where her father was conscripted. Her mother returned the family to Poland. Here she was arrested and suffered for her husband’s service to Germany, and Sophie and her siblings were sent to a farm as slave labourers. After 6 years, their mother was released. Sophie sent a letter to an address in Germany she saw in a dream and thereby found her father, reuniting the family. In 1953, Sophie immigrated to Canada, settling close to an aunt in Winnipeg. As a child, she was confirmed in a Lutheran Church, and in Canada, rededicated her life and was baptized in a Full Gospel Church. Sophie met John Braun at the Winnipeg General Hospital where they both worked. In 1960, they moved to Chilliwack, B.C., where Sophie worked in the hospital kitchen and as janitor in the Full Gospel Church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening and toile work. In 1997, Sophie and John retired to Steinbach, Man., then Winnipeg, but after her health declined, they returned to B.C. In Tabor Home, Abbotsford, John sang to Sophie, while she moved her lips. He bought a wheelchair-friendly van, so they could enjoy drives in the country together.   

  • Birth: March 4, 1933
  • Birthplace:
    Michelkova Lipnau, Poland
  • Death: June 17, 2014
  • Parents:
    Gustav & Helena (Kiesselbach) Ziesmann
  • Married:
    John Braun, May 12, 1956
  • Family:
    John; children Ron, Marlene
  • Church:
    Clearbrook MB, Abbotsford, B.C