Clara Braun

June 24, 1921 – December 27, 2012

With broken hearts we announce that Clara our beloved mother, grandmother and oma passed away peacefully on Dec. 27, 2012. She was born in Russia on June 24, 1921.

Predeceased by her husband Victor in 1978 and also by special friend Isauro “Rossa” Da Rosa in 2009.

Survived by daughters, Ellie (Bob) Hoare, Louise (Reg) Ross; son, Edmund (Petra) Braun all of Vancouver Island.

Also survived by grandchildren Mike (Andrea) Hoare, Larry (Evelyn) Hoare, Kathy (Vince) Cenerini, Mark (Selina) Ross, Melissa (Tom) Bond, Kristoffer (Kristiana) Braun, Trevor (Maliheh) Braun; great-grandchildren, Danya Cenerini, Wakely Ross and Charlize Bond who was born in Dec. 2012.

She is also survived by a sister Emma Pfeifer and many nieces and nephews in Germany.

Mum and Dad came to Canada in 1948 and started raising a family in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After time they moved to a milder climate in the lower mainland, B.C. After Dad died Mum joined her son and his family on Vancouver Island. Eventually both daughters also moved there. Mum was so very happy with having her whole family around her and she always said “I’m the luckiest grandma”. She loved living on the Island and her greatest passions were gardening & dancing and she always said Canada was the best place on earth.

A private family memorial will take place at a later date.

Rest in Peace Mum,

Your family will always love you and miss you


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