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Monica Herrfurth

May 30th, 1944 - October 26th, 2022
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It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of (Ingrid) Monica Herrfurth at the age of 78 years. Monica was born in Sudauen, East Prussia, Germany, and immigrated to Canada with her family in the 1950’s. Predeceased by her parents, Minna and Gustav Buchholz, and Father Anton Feneberg. Monica leaves behind her husband of 59 years, Peter, Son Michael (Virginia), Daughter Susan Hample (Matthew), Grand Daughters Scarlett and Molly and the Feneberg family in Germany. Also, numerous cousins, friends and family in Canada and abroad.

She was an amazing Wife, Mother, Grandmother and beloved friend to so many. Professionally, she worked as an Executive Assistant to the Alberta Deputy Minister of Public Works, a workplace she enjoyed for over forty years. Privately, she was a rock and a matriarch to so many. She had a heart of caring, and an authentic love for people that was exceptional. Her faith in God was her guiding light. Her unwavering Christian faith, and her love and generosity found its way into the hearts of all who knew her, and anyone who was in need.

She loved travelling throughout the world with Peter, gardening and keeping her beloved family traditions alive through all seasons. More than anything, she loved God and the people in her life. That was what put the smile on her face and in our hearts.

Dearly Loved, Missed beyond measure,

Mit Jesus In himmlischer Ruhe

A special thank you to the staff at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their care and compassion.

A celebration of life service is planned at the Northview Community Church, West Court Chapel on Wednesday November 16, 2022, at 1:00 pm.

32040 Downes Rd, Abbotsford BC

The service will be “Livestreamed” starting at 12:45 pm Pacific (Abbotsford) time, 1:45 pm Mountain (Alberta) time. Simply click on the attached link to view the service:

https://northview.org/memorial/

*Note: The Livestream link will not reflect Monicas information until the time of the service.

Die Feire des lebensgottesdienstes wird am Mittwoch, den 16, November 2022 ab 21:45 uhr Ortszeit in Deutschland im “Livestream” ubertragen.

https://northview.org/memorial/

*Hinweis: Der Livestream-Link gibt Monicas informationen erst zum Zeitpunkt des Gottesdienstes weider.

Cremation has taken place, and a private interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Heart and Stroke foundation. Please use the link below if you wish to make a donation.

https://www.heartandstroke.ca/


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Alexander Tamm
November 16th, 2022

Dear Onkel Peter and Family!

We are so sorry for your loss. Tante Moni was a beacon of light for all of us. I will never forget her advice and guidance, everything one can ask for in a godmother. She will be missed. Lots of love,

Alex and Family

Glenn Fedorak
November 16th, 2022

The light of the world has dimmed with Monica’s passing. Her kindness and inner joy was a gift to those that were fortunate to know her. I will always cherish my memories of Monica who will always have an important place in my heart. To Peter, Michael, and Susan, there are no words that can express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you Monica.

Gene Basara
November 16th, 2022

Peter, Mike, Susan and families. A nice service today. You all did so well with your tributes. It’s special that you have so many happy memories. Monica had a great time making those with you. Take care and please know we’re thinking of you.
Gene and Susan Basara

Karen Shymko
November 16th, 2022

Dearest Uncle Peter, Michael, Susan, and family, Our hearts break with yours as you deal with the immense sorrow and loss of your beloved Moni (Mom and Oma) She was truly Beautiful from the inside out. So many memories of our family with yours spending time out at Uncle Ewalds farm picking blue berries, laughing and enjoying. Dinners and get togethers always watching how Uncle Peter and Tante Moni were like two peas in a pod. Her love for Jesus, and her Family were evident in her actions. I admired that selfless love she had for those she encountered. I know she will be greatly missed by so many. May Jesus wrap His loving arms around you all and comfort your Hearts. May you know that your loss is Heavens gain as she's been welcomed Home, to her eternal home with Jesus, the angels and many who have gone before rejoicing at her homecoming. We watched the LiveStreamMemorial that honoured her life in such a Beautiful way, wishing so badly we could have been there to hug you all and just be there with you. Just know Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and Our Hearts ache with yours. Sending love and hugs from all of us here. God Bless each one of you XOXO
Love from Renate, Joachim, Rob, Tina and Karen (the Rosinski's)

Carr Family
November 16th, 2022

What a beautiful service today for such a beautiful person. Oma was truly the most giving, sweetest, loving person we have ever met. Olivia has the best childhood memories of all the great adventures they went on. Our hearts are with you Peter (Opa), Susan, Matt, Scarlett and Molly. Much Love
Aymee, Dave, Olivia, Tyler and Owen

Glenn Fedorak
November 16th, 2022

The light of the world has dimmed with Monica’s passing. Her kindness and inner joy was a gift to those that were fortunate to know her. I will always cherish my memories of Monica who will always have an important place in my heart. To Peter, Michael, and Susan, there are no words that can express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you Monica.

Glenn Fedorak
November 16th, 2022

The light of the world has dimmed with Monica’s passing. Her kindness and inner joy was a gift to those that were fortunate to know her. I will always cherish my memories of Monica who will always have an important place in my heart. To Peter, Michael, and Susan, there are no words that can express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you Monica.

Andrea Wunderlich
November 15th, 2022

Deepest condolences to you and your family Mike. I always enjoy the stories about your mom and pictures of the two of you cooking together! Take care of yourselves.

Faro Aghdasi
November 15th, 2022

It was my pleasure to have known Monica over past many years. She was a very a lovely and caring lady and we always enjoyed seeing her at our clinic as our patient. She will be greatly missed by us and everyone that has known her. My deepest sympathy and condolences to all her family and friends. 🌷🌷🌷

Gerd Wagner
November 15th, 2022

Lieber Peter, Susann, Mike, Scarlett und Molly, man kann es immer noch glauben, dass Moni nicht mehr da ist. Ihre einzigartige Art, den Menschen Freude, Zuversicht, Trost und Halt zu geben, wird uns schmerzlich fehlen. Das Wirken Monis war gestützt auf ihren tiefen Glauben . Auch in diesen schweren Tagen, soll uns deutlich werden, dass Moni immer bei dir Peter und deiner Familie ist. Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie Kraft, aber auch Zuversicht alle Herausforderungen des Lebens im Sinne Monis zu bewältigen . Ich bin in Gedanken bei euch. Gerd

D Casey
November 14th, 2022

Peter,Mike and Susan and Family
We are so very sorry to hear of Monica’s unexpected passing. She was such an inspiration to us all, and we have such precious memories of times together.
May you find comfort and strength with each other during this difficult time.
Monica was so very very special.
Dawne, Tayler and Austin

Bethany Stewart
November 14th, 2022
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Our Oma. Peter and Monica reached out to this young momma of three littles ten years ago at a school playground while picking up their Molly. Their compassion, genuine love and positivity were electric and I immediately felt seen and deeply loved by God. This formed a friendship that became an anchor for my soul. They spoke into our lives in a way no one else could and became surrogate grandparents, Oma and Opa, as we had no family nearby. Monica’s wisdom and grace radically impacted the way I see the world and I know she is joyfully dancing with Jesus. Our prayers are with Peter and her family….she was the rock in so many lives. Love you, Monica and can’t wait to hug you in heaven. Love Bethany, Tim, Promise, Toby and Hosanna

Ramona
November 12th, 2022

Lieber Peter, liebe Susan und lieber Mike, wir sind mit unseren Gedanken und unseren Herzen bei euch und euren Lieben. Wir zünden jeden Abend eine Kerze an für Moni und wünschen euch viel Kraft im dieser schweren Zeit.

Karen Smith Ostler
November 12th, 2022

I'm very sorry to hear of Monica's passing. I remember when I was a young girl, I always admired Monica's beauty and her lovely smile. My deepest condolences Peter and family.

Karin und Günther Ohngemachs
November 11th, 2022

Was kein Auge gesehen hat und kein Ohr gehört hat und in keines Menschen Herz gekommen ist hat Gott denen bereitet die ihn lieben 1korint.2V 9
Das darf unsere liebe Freundin Monica nun schauen,das war ihr Glaube. Wir sind unendlich traurig. Aber wir sind gewiss, daß wir sie in der Ewigkeit wiedersehen werden,das ist unser Trost. Möge unser himmlischer Vater euch als Familie und vor allem dich lieber Peter hindurchtragen durch die schwere Zeit der Trauer,um diesen wertvollen Menschen.Unser herzliches Beileid in Gedanken bei euch.
Seid umarmt von uns Karin und Günther Ohngemach

Hertha and Herb
November 10th, 2022

We are so sad for your loss of a dear wife and mother. We will always miss our beautiful friend Monica.

Anita Thomas
November 10th, 2022

In this time of sorrow, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to your Family.

Michaela
November 10th, 2022

Jeder, der Monica kannte, weiß, was die Familie verloren hat. Jeder, der die Familie kennt, weiß, dass Monica nicht verloren ist.
Michaela

Angie and Scott Harley
November 10th, 2022

Sending your family love, peace and strength.

Rick and Marilyn Schouten
November 10th, 2022

Dear Mike, Peter, Susie and all extended family,
What a profound shock to receive the sad news of Monica's passing. She was an absolute light in this world, and I am sure her radiant spirit will ripple on. My friendship with Mike has lasted along with the sands of time. We always pick up where we left off. It is as if time has stood still. Part of our conversations is a catch up of the Herrfurth family. It always gave me pleasure that Peter and Monica were enjoying their advanced years with health and energy. This after a valued and productive life. Monica and Peter got to enjoy Susie and her family up close. And Mike always made time to keep the close family unit cohesion by his visits. I know how proud Monica was of Mike and Susie. May all the warm memories of her give each of you comfort. With a heavy heart and deep respect, I offer our condolences. Love from Rick and Marilyn Schouten.

Birgit und Peter Winkelmann
November 10th, 2022

Wir sind mit unseren Herzen und Gedanken bei Euch lieber Peter und Familie. Uns fehlen die Worte um unsere Trauer auszudrücken und wünschen Euch viel Kraft in dieser schweren Zeit. Peter und Birgit

Renee Putnam
November 9th, 2022

Dear loved ones,
May your sorrow be thwarted with heartfelt love from Monica and all that she brought to all who knew her. Sending prayers and thoughts in this most difficult time, Renee & Gord Putnam and family 🙏

Angie and Scott Harley
November 9th, 2022

Sending your family love, peace and strength.

Lou & Larry gunderson along with don hansen
November 9th, 2022

Such a sad day on earth, such a glorious day in heaven.
Our heartfelt prayers are with you through this time.

DeLong family
November 9th, 2022

Peter, Mike,Susie and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you for this difficult time. Love you lots.

Kimberly

Michelle Jonasson
November 9th, 2022

My heart is with you Mike and family❤

Andy and Bernadette Lucki
November 9th, 2022

A mother's love is eternal. Hold on to that infinite love and let it be your guiding light. Our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. 🖤

Thompson family
November 9th, 2022

We are all very sorry for your families loss. Keep your memories close to your heart. One day, one hour, one minute, one breaths at a time!!

Love the Thompson/Neal’s

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