SIEBER-BORATH UrsulaPosted: May 30th, 2013
1944 – 2013 Ursula Sieber-Borath, beloved wife of Hans Sieber-Borath of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the age of 68 years following a brief illness.
Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at University Drive Alliance Church, 55 Columbia Boulevard West, Lethbridge on Thursday, May 30, 2013 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be held at University Drive Alliance Church, 55 Columbia Boulevard West, Lethbridge on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Scott Dixon officiating. Burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at www.southlandfuneral.com. Besides Hans, her loving husband of forty eight years, Ursula is survived by their two sons Matthias (Claire) and Swen (Glory); grandchildren Nickolas, Michaela, Matteo and Oshyn. She is also survived by her sister Inge (Jurgen) Volker, sister-in-law Loni Wiegert and her daughters Sabiene and Nicole and Hans’ brother Wilfried (Reinhilde) Sieber-Borath and their son Joschah all of Germany. She was predeceased by her parents Martha (nee Weidig) and Gerhard Wiegert; sister Margot Wiegert in infancy; brother Herbert Wiegert in 2002 and Hans’ parents Kathe and Johannes Sieber-Borath. Ursula was born October 31, 1944 in Beendorf, Germany. She attended school in East Germany until the age of sixteen when she and her mother escaped to Hamburg West Germany to join her sister Inge, just two weeks before the Berlin wall was erected. While in West Germany, Ursula completed public school and entered a nursing program. In February 1963, she met Hans. They married in 1965 and the first of their two children, Matthias, was born in 1966. Two years later, Swen completed the family. In June 1970, Ursula, Hans and the boys sailed to Canada, settling in the Toronto area. In 1975, they made the move to Lethbridge where Ursula was employed in the retail industry prior to starting a successful flower shop, Country Bouquet, in partnership with her friend Marja Van Rijn. Ursula was a loving and caring person who walked through life with grace and dignity. She was first a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Her creative ability was evident in all aspects of her life. Hospitality was a special gift of Ursula’s, appreciated by her friends and family. Ursula enjoyed life, traveling to Germany and other favorite destinations with Hans, spending time with her family and enjoying her grandchildren. A highlight for Ursula was a trip to Germany with Michaela and Matteo in July 2011. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ursula’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 – 10 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2M7 (www.cancer.ca). Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.