PROEHL, Sophie

Posted: May 16th, 2019


SOPHIE PROEHL, beloved wife of the late Adolf Proehl, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the age of 86 years.Sophie is survived by her children, Rita (George) Boltezar, Gerald (Karen) Proehl and Lori Proehl and her grandchildren, Stuart, Russell, Ashlyn and Sonya, who will miss their Grandma very much.She is predeceased by her husband, Adolf and her sisters, Dagmar, Lydia and Olga.Sophie was born January 25, 1933 in Beresowka, Ukraine into a farming family. After being raised in Germany, she immigrated with her family to Canada in 1951 where they settled near Lethbridge. She has remained steadfast in her love of Lethbridge and area.Mom has been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church for 68 years. She appreciated and enjoyed the spiritual counsel of Pastors Richard Brown and Lee Loveridge.Mom was head cook at St. Michael’s Hospital for almost 40 years. Her love of cooking was only surpassed by her love of family. She prepared Sunday dinner for all of us each week – it was always delicious!Mom enjoyed gardening and especially loved her flowers. Traveling was something she also really enjoyed, having visited India, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Thailand, Hawaii, Belize and several other places in Canada, the United States and Central America. Her favourite vacations were spent cruising the ocean; she was particularly fond of South America.We will always be grateful for the love of family and friends that Mom instilled in us. Her strong work ethic, business sense and love of the land will never be forgotten.A Funeral Service will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, AB on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.Donations in Sophie’s memory can be made to the Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation: 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5, or to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund.

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