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Elfriede Korok

Elfriede Korok

Born: August 28th, 1930

Passed in: Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: May 19th, 2014

Elfriede Korok, a long time resident of Dawson Creek, B.C. passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014 in Dawson Creek, at the age of 83 years.
She was born August 28, 1930 to Hedwig (nee: Hinterreiter) and Johann Heinz, in Friedricksdorf, Czechoslovakia. She was the middle child in a family of three, and enjoyed her young years living in the small village next door to her cousins.
Elfriede decided to visit Canada and her and a girlfriend made plans to come, but at the last minute her girlfriend changed her mind and mom decided to do the journey alone. She came across on the Stolkholm, boarded a train in Halifax and was met by her aunt Mrs Seitner who sponsored her trip. Mom stayed on their farm for about two months but city living was more to her liking and she moved into Dawson Creek and got a job at the Empire cleaners where she met her future sister in laws. They had a younger brother named Reinhold and they introduced them at a summer dance in Tomslake in 1955 and the rest is history.
Elfriede and Reinhold married on December 26th 1956 and moved into their partially finished home that they were building and Judy (Jutta) was born one year later.
Elfriede was an active member in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. She was involved in the “Ladies Aid” group for many years as well as many other functions. She was also an avid gardener, loved to read and of course cooking and baking was her specialty.
Mom was very proud and devoted to her family. She never missed a birthday, and Christmas Eve with everyone was the highlight of the year for her. She enjoyed watching the kids in their dance and piano recitals, hockey, soccer, speed skating, all of their events. We will cherish all the laughs and stories we shared while camping and going on holidays together.
Mom had a strong faith until the end. She asked the Lord to give her peace and He heard her prayer. I thank God for the mother, wife and oma that He blessed us with. She will have a special place in our hearts forever.
Elfriede is survived by her loving husband; Reinhold, her daughter; Judy (Don), Grandchildren; Vincent (Melissa), Elita (Travis), Jennifer (Lane), Great Grandchildren; Payton, Caleb, and Sarah. Brothers; Otto (Gertrude), Franz (Maria), Sister-in-law; Emmy Steinke, Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Friends.
A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dawson Creek. Pastor Noel Smith officiated. Interment followed in the Brookside Cemetery.
Special memories of Elfriede presented by loving daughter Judy.
For friends so wishing donations may be made in memory of Elfriede to the Concordia Lutheran Seminary, 7040-Ada Boulevard N.W. Edmonton, Alberta T5B-4E3.
Very Respectfully Reynars Funeral Home & Crematorium




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