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Elza Sophie Bienert



With broken hearts the family of Elza Sophie Bienert announce her peaceful passing on November 29, 2018. She is survived by Stan, her loving husband for over 69 years, Debbie (Grant) Williams, Brad (Sandi) Bienert, Rod (Helen) Bienert and Derrick (Sharon) Bienert. Also remembering her are 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Mom was born in 1922 in Villeneuve to Henry and Mina Verstraete. She graduated from high school in Falher and then went to Edmonton for Normal School to become a teacher. She taught in Spirit River, Carbondale, Whitemud and East Edmonton.

In 1946, while teaching in Whitemud, she met her future husband. On July 5, 1949, they were married. In 1951, Beverly was born followed by Brian in 1953. Tragedy struck in the fall of 1956 when both children were killed. Debbie arrived in June 1956 followed by Brad the same year, Rod in 1959 and Derrick in 1961. Mom and Dad remained on the homestead until 1992 when they moved to Sherwood Park.

Mom is survived by her sisters, Rollande Paquette and Denese Nekrash, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter and son, Beverly and Brian; a great grand-daughter, Gabriella and her brothers, Elie and Levi Verstraete.

Cremation has taken place.

Donations can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in her memory.

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In Loving Memory of
Elza Sophie Bienert
(Maiden: Verstraete)
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Funeral Service:
Funeral Liturgy
Thursday, December 6, 2018
11:00 AM
Edmonton South Chapel
4820 Meridian Street
Edmonton, AB
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