Elisabeth Auguste (nee Ortel) Splinter
September 16, 1918 ~ December 27, 2016
Born Elisabeth Auguste Ortel in Jagerndorf, Austria, Elisabeth passed away peacefully at age 98. She is lovingly remembered by her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter Renee, granddaughter Michelle (Steve), grandson Michael (Carissa), step-daughter Christl (Mike), grandsons Rod, Russell, Sean, 10 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter. She will also be missed by her siblings Mary and Hans as well as her nieces Ingrid, Bettina and Karen, and her nephew Bob. After the war ended in 1945, Leisel pursued a career in nursing and became a registered nurse in 1948. In 1959 she immigrated to Canada and continued on with her nursing career in Vancouver at Mt. St. Joseph’s Hospital. She remained dedicated to taking care of others until her retirement at age 65. Leisel will always be remembered for her kind and gentle nature, sense of humour, infectious laugh, and her zest for life. A Memorial Tea will be held in celebration of her life on March 11, 2017, 3:00, at Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware St., Abbotsford, BC.