Walburga Marie Brink (nee Eberl)
Walburga Marie Brink (nee Eberl) passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019. She was 88 years old.
Walburga was born on April 1, 1930 to George and Cordula Eberl in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. She was raised on their farm outside Archerwill, Saskatchewan, which is now a heritage site. She had six older brothers, Leonard, Theodore, Oswold, Peter, Joseph and George (all deceased) and two sisters, Mary (Gerald) Bjoorgard and Clare Rogers (deceased).
She was a wonderful and innovative Mom to six daughters: Michele (Patrick) Mooney, Roxanne (Leonard) Peters, Jacqueline (Kevin) Trumpour, Nicolette (Randy) Scriven, Desiree (Gerald) Gelowitz and Renee Hebb (deceased).
Walburga was a devoted and fun grandmother to Chris (Pam) Peters, Talarah Peters, Jocelyn (Brody) Foster, Mitchel Friesen and Elizabeth Friesen. Also grandmother to Alexandra (Devon) Chubey and Justin Buzzard (deceased). Grandmother to Carey (Carlena) Scriven, Chris Scriven, Jason (Meghan) Gelowitz, Lauren Gelowitz, Chantal Fowler and Ryan Scriven.
Walburga’s great-grandchildren are Jens Peters, Nash Foster, Raelia Scriven, Everett Scriven, Lara Fowler, Rielle Fowler, Ellie Gelowitz and Jovie Gelowitz.
Mom was a great friend to so many and will be remembered for her sense of humour and amazing zest for life.
After grade school she attended the Ursuline Academy in Bruno, Saskatchewan for high school. Upon graduating, she was accepted into the St. Paul’s School of Nursing and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1953.
While working as an R.N. in Calgary she met Jens Brink, a jeweller and watchmaker from Denmark. They married on April 29, 1957 in her hometown, Archerwill. Mom worked in the Coronary Care Unit at Royal University Hospital for many years. She then trained nurses’ aides at various sites in Saskatoon. After retiring from Nursing she ran a much loved day care from her home.
Mom and Dad retired to St. Brieux and Lake Lenore. There they indulged their mutual and lifelong love of camping, fishing and the outdoors.
Mom was widowed in 2006 and returned to live in Saskatoon. Her last years were spent in Central Haven Nursing Home where she made many friends among the residents and wonderful staff members.
Walburga was renowned for her green thumb, love of fine music (all of us learned to play musical instruments), great appreciation for animals and the outdoors. She always had a beloved dog, the last one being Tuffy. It is impossible to put into words how much this remarkable woman will be missed by us, her family.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Park Funeral Home, 311 Third Avenue North, Saskatoon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saskatoon SPCA, 5028 Clarence Avenue, Grasswood, Saskatchewan S7T 1A7 or Central Haven Nursing Home, 1020 Avenue I North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 2H7.
To share memories and condolences, visit www.parkfuneral.ca “Obituaries-Guestbook”. Arrangements entrusted to Gregory M. Lalach, Park Funeral Home 306.244.2103.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Walburga Brink 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Saskatoon, Province: Saskatchewan