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Peacefully on Saturday, May 27th, 2023 at the Altona Community Memorial Health Center, Linda Braun passed away at the age of 93 years.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ed, 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Left to cherish her memory are children Rhonda (Jack) Driedger, Gail (Tom) Braun, Barry (Dorothy) Braun and Laurie Braun (Jim Dueck), as well as 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Mom was born on June 30, 1929, daughter to Henry H. and Aganetha Hildebrand. She was the second youngest of 9 children. She grew up in the Edinburg area on a small family farm. Mom and Dad got married on August 5, 1951. During their marriage Mom worked at Altona Farm Service for a number of years. The rest of the time she was a full time homemaker. They had been married for nearly 63 years, when Dad passed away on June 3, 2014. Mom was living in Golden West at this time, where she lived until February 2020. At that time she moved to The Gardens on Tenth to make a new home for herself and because she liked the idea of having someone else doing the cooking for her. She was doing well living independently despite some setbacks. Mom loved to play canasta and Tuesday nights were reserved for an evening at the Seniors Center. Then she started playing canasta with a group of another 3 ladies every Monday night at The Gardens. When we were packing up her things at The Gardens to move her to the 24/7 assisted living apartments, I asked her if she wanted to keep her bag of canasta. Oh yes, she said. She loved the game and the friendships she’d made. Mom had a very strong faith in God. She didn’t preach it, she lived it. She had a great love for her family and could never get enough visits from them. She was a very sociable person and loved to interact with other people. She had scheduled breakfasts with friends on Thursday and Sunday. She treasured those times with friends. She loved her coffee and she would never refuse an invitation to go out for a meal. She liked to tell stories and she had a great sense of humor. She was genuinely interested to hear what people were doing and how life was treating them. She was such a generous, kind, caring and loving woman. She was also a woman of great strength to face life’s challenges head on and a woman of great determination. She was admitted to the hospital on March 27th, where she remained until her passing on May 27th, 2023. It was then, as she said earlier, she was going up those stairs to greet her Lord. We miss you, Mom.
A private family service has taken place.