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Agnes Marie Louisa Welk

October 14, 1926 - March 24, 2011


WELK, Agnes Marie Louisa

1926 – 2011

Agnes Welk passed away at her home in Cranbrook on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at the age of 84 years. She was born in Findlay, Manitoba on October 14, 1926 to Rene and Marie Bauche.

Agnes moved to Kimberley in 1959 and on to Cranbrook in 1989. Mom was enormously independent. She could change the oil in her car and then come in and bake the best pumpkin pies. She loved cake decorating and putting up her theme Christmas trees each year. Mom had a wonderful sense of humour and a quick smile. She gave us sound, objective and impartial advice. The legacy she left for us is the high value she placed in fairness and honesty.

Agnes leaves behind one son; Matt and three daughters; Audrey (Garry), Virginia (Dave), and Charlotte (Tom) as well as her two grandchildren; Parker and Olivia. She also leaves her brother Gilles and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Rene and Marie; her sister, Therese and brother Eloi.

The family would like to thank the very caring and compassionate doctors, nurses and caregivers in our health care system and particularly Dr. Solcova, Val, Sue and Juli from Home Care Nursing and all the ladies at the hospital lab. Mom appreciated all of your kindnesses.

A private family interment will be held at a later date. If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, British Columbia Branch Office, #200 – 4940 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Ken & Glenna Hall
Relation: Neighbor & friend

To All the Welk Family. We were very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. We have lots of happy memories as being neighbors and the great times at Wasa Lake. Your Mom was the pro of getting everyone up on water ski,s. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you siblings.
Sincere Sympathy Ken & Glenna Hall

From: Darlene Reynolds (Hall)
Relation: family friend

Audrey, Matt, Charlotte and Virgina,
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I know your mom will always be in your hearts. She was a great lady and I can still see her getting us all up on water skiis for the first time. Time spent at your cabin was truly a wonderful way to pass away the summer holidays. Then there were the days in the winter – roasting chestnuts on the fire and skidoing on the lake. Hold her memory close as I know she is holding you all close. Take Care and Blessing to all of you.
Take Care, Darlene, Keith, Emilee, Erin and Janelle

From: Ellen Schacher
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I visited with Agnes in the fall and I’m so glad I did. She was such a “cool” lady and I have many fond memories of evenings and weekends spent at the Welk home as well as Wasa Lake. Thinking of you, Ellen Schacher.

From: Nick & Marilyn Chobotar
Relation: friends

The Welk Family: Nick & I wish to tell you how much our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the weeks ahead, your mom was a very special lady and will be missed by all that knew her.
Rest in peace Agnes.

From: Gloria Fenske (Joe)
Relation: Friend

Sending the family many prayers and wishes for strength as a family, especially highschool friends Matt, Audrey, Virginia and Charlotte.

From: Vickie
Relation: family friend

To the Welk Family,
It was always a delight to see Agnes. We will miss her quick wit and smiling face. She was a caring and compassionate person and will be sadly missed by all.

The girls in the Cranbrook Hospital Lab

From: Arlene Clarke ( Price ) and Family
Relation: family friend

Dear Audrey, Matt, Virginia and Charlotte,
Thinking of you and remembering the good times with your mom, always laughing about something.
We wish you comfort. ” Those who weave color into our lives leave us with a tapestry of beautiful memories.” May the memories you’ve kept tucked away in your heart wrap you up in comfort and bring you special peace.
Lots of love and hugs, Arlene and family.

From: Sharon Friesen
Relation: Family Friend

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you.

From: Lisa Boucher
Relation: Friend

Virginia, Audrey, Charlotte and Matt,
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you all. Your Mom always made me smile when she called me Sass.

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