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Given restrictions imposed by the Covid 19 virus, Karoline’s funeral is by invitation only.
In memory of
Karoline Gill
July 05, 1929 - September 12, 2020 - Age 91

1929 ~ Karoline “Line” Gill ~ 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Karoline Friedericka Gill on September 12, 2020. Born in 1929, Karoline was the daughter of Karl and Louisa Gerstenlauer of Eibensbach, Germany. She completed her early schooling in Eibensbach, though her later studies ended because of the war.

After the war ended, Line met a handsome bachelor, Waldemar Gill. When Waldemar immigrated to Canada in 1950, Waldemar and Line corresponded by air mail. Upon accepting Waldemar’s written invitation to join him and to build a life together in Redcliff, Alberta, she bravely moved to Canada in December of 1951. They wed in February of 1952; their union bore them six children.

Karoline worked at the greenhouses in Medicine Hat for many years, as well as providing catering services at the Redcliff German Canadian Harmony Club. She sang with the German Canadian Harmony Club Choir and was a faithful parishioner at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Karoline’s life was dedicated to Waldemar, her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She showered all of her family with love, instilled a strong sense of family values and commitment, and maintained a spirit of adventure. Gardening was her second greatest passion, quiet grace was one of her most outstanding qualities.

After Waldemar’s passing in 2007, Karoline remained in her family home and maintained her steadfast commitment to her family and her gardens until shortly before her passing. Hers was a life well-lived.

Karoline is survived by her children Margot (Jack) Coleman, Megan (Artie) Eggins, Chris (Jaime); Irmgard (Neil) Leslie, Allison, Garth (Katelyn); Rita (Greg) Sumka, Mike (Janice), Mark (Angela); Dorothy (Paul) Casey, Sidney (Andrew) Fraser, Karl (Sarah); Harold (Corinne), Marissa, Cristen (Amir) Hamed, Jaime (Alex); Arthur (Geraldine), Graham and Joshua. She is survived by her brother, Walter (Elana) Gerstenlauer, sisters-in-law Erna Gill and Hilma (Jake) Schlenker. Also surviving her are five great-grandchildren: Izzy, Lyrah, Cayden, Everest, and Hakeem; many nieces and nephews survive her in Germany and here in Canada. She was predeceased by her parents, Karl and Louisa, her husband, Waldemar, her brothers Frederick, Hermann, Gotthilf, Paul, and her sister, Emma.

Given restrictions imposed by the Covid 19 virus, Karoline’s funeral is by invitation only. Friends wishing to pay their respects are welcome to do so at the PATTISON FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, September 17, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church (515 Sprague Way) with Pastor Ken Edel officiating. Interment will follow in the Redcliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Association of Alberta or to a charity of your choice. Family and friends are invited to remotely attend the funeral service by going to youtube.com and search for Pattison Funeral Home. The video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time on the Pattison Funeral Home youtube page. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Karoline Gill.

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Message from Donald and Peggy Lobay September 16, 2020
Dear Family of the departed Karoline,
Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of Karoline into her Eternal Life. We had the greatest pleasure of enjoying a few visits and baking adventures with her. She was a lovely woman and indeed she radiated quiet grace. Peace to You All. Sincerely, Donald and Peggy Lobay
Donald and Peggy Lobay
Message from Linda Schiebelbein September 16, 2020
To the Gill family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We have such good memories of your Mom as we were growing up.Our families had so much in common. Sincerely Linda and the Hillman family.
Linda Schiebelbein
Message from Judy Humphreys September 16, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear of Karolines death— I got to know her well when I used to see her husband in home care—she had the best treats. She was always so pleasant-and so proud of her family. She will be missed. My sincere condolences to you all
Judy Humphreys
Message from Randy and Janet Fraser September 16, 2020
So sorry for your family’s loss Randy and Janet Fraser
Randy and Janet Fraser
Message from Carmel & Alex Lamey September 16, 2020
So sorry for your loss Art, Geraldine & family. Your Cape Breton family...Alex & Carmel Lamey.❤❤
Carmel & Alex Lamey
Message from Christina Wilson September 16, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your loss Margot, May the Lord hold you and your family together during these difficult times. My heart aches for all of you.
Christina Wilson
Message from Elisabeth Conz September 16, 2020
Es ist egal, zu welchem Zeitpunkt
man einen Menschen verliert,
es ist immer zu früh und es tut
Immer weh.

Herzliches Beileid
Elisabeth Eberhard Franzi und Manu
Elisabeth Conz
Message from Jerry and Ruby Quinlan September 16, 2020
Our sympathies to all the gill family, especially Art, Geraldine, Graham and Joshua. Oma will be missed, a wonderful lady who touched us all in many ways, from her wonderful smile to her hard working hands. Rest In Peace.🕊
Jerry and Ruby Quinlan
Message from Yvonne and Tony September 16, 2020
Our deepest condolence on the passing of such a wonderful person. We always loved visiting when she came down. We will always remember that smile and her wonderful baking she so willingly shared. She will be greatly missed.
Yvonne and Tony
Message from Dean Romfo Van Camp September 16, 2020
Margot, I am so sorry to read of your mother’s passing. I know you were ever so close. The happy family memories I know you have, will sustain you through the days and weeks to come. My love comes your way.
Dean Romfo Van Camp
Message from The Scott Family September 17, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Rita, Greg, Mike, Janice, Mark and Angela. As time passes may your memories of your Mom / Oma keep her close to your heart. Love and hugs from Karen, Brian and Eric Scott.
The Scott Family
Message from Natalie Stephenson September 17, 2020
A lady full of grace. Made you feel welcome & at ease when I had the opportunity of tagging along with Harold her son & my sister his wife.
Natalie Stephenson
Message from Dwayne & Sheila McFadzen September 18, 2020
Our sincere condolences to all the family.
Dwayne and Sheila McFadzen
Dwayne & Sheila McFadzen