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LYDIA (LIL) ROHRIG (published on April 17, 2010)



LYDIA (LIL) ROHRIG (nee PISCHKE) Lydia (Lil) Rohrig, (nee Pischke), was born on August 26, 1921 in Beausejour, MB and passed away peacefully on April 7, 2010 in Vernon, BC at the age of 88 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her two sons, Lester (Carey) Rohrig of Vernon, BC and Neil (Myrna) Rohrig of Seven Sisters Falls, MB; four grandchildren, Brent (Nikki) Rohrig of Cranbrook, BC, Brad (Caroline) Rohrig of Ottawa, ON, Curtis Rohrig of Seven Sisters Falls, MB and Lisa (Craig) Newman of Gilliam, MB; three great-grandchildren, Kailyn and Dane Rohrig and Paige Newman; three brothers, Clarence (Gail) Pischke of Winnipeg, MB, William (Marge) Pischke of Port Hope, ON and Harvey (Eileen) Pischke of Whitemouth, MB; two sisters, Martha Milbrandt and Elsie Henderson of Whitemouth, MB; one sister-in-law Linda Rohrig of River Hills, MB, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Lydia was preceded in death by her husband Albert Rohrig, two brothers, three sisters and her parents, Rudolf and Caroline Pischke. Cremation preceded a funeral service which will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Roy White officiating. Interment of Lydia's cremated remains will take place at a later date at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in River Hills, MB. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may make donations in memory of Lydia to the charity of their choice. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Cawkell, Dr. Cunningham, the staff at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Larry Thomson from Interior Health, the staff at Carrington Place and the BC Ambulance Paramedics for the care and support given to Lydia during her illness. Funeral arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd. 5605-27th Street, Vernon, BC V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187


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