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Posted: January 29, 2021

Obituary of Gertrud Tross

Obituary of Gertrud Tross

1930 – 2021

It is with heavy hearts, that we share the sad news of Gertrud “Trudy” Tross’, passing on January 19, 2021 at the age of 90.

Trudy was a beautiful soul that was loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was always warm, welcoming, and accepting to anyone she met. Her bright spirit, warm smile, always positive and fun-loving nature, and beautiful caring heart will live on in all our memories forever.

Trudy was born in Germany, and married Egon Tross (who recently passed in August 2020) in 1951. They immigrated to the Columbia Valley in 1955, following her Uncle Ernest Boker from Germany. Trudy and Egon began their new life and raised their family of five children in Radium Hot Springs. They resided in Radium until October of 2017, when they made a difficult decision, and moved to Columbia Gardens.

Trudy was known for her impeccable style and grace, incredible green thumb, artistic nature, and creativity. She loved painting rocks and dishes with her signature designs of flowers and ladybugs. Her creations were almost always given away to the people she loved. Fishing with her children and grandchildren was also one of her favourite past times. Although it had been several years, we remember her calm yet excited nature when she reeled in the “big ones”. Trudy was a talented baker and cook and always welcomed her friends, children and grandchildren with a smile, hug, bowl of soup, basket of bread, plate of cold cuts, and a magnificent piece of pie. Feeding her family always gave her such joy!

Columbia Gardens played a big role in the last years of both Trudy and Egon’s lives. It is with gratitude and full hearts that we thank the residents and the staff for all the love, support, kindness, and friendship they bestowed on both Trudy and Egon. Trudy always had such lovely stories to share. Even in her last days she acknowledged all the love she felt from those who surrounded her.

Trudy’s greatest joy and passion was being a mom, grandmother, great grandmother to her children; Kurt Tross, Dennis Tross, David (Julie) Tross, Debbie (Bob) Kilroe and Tammy Tross, grandchildren Jennifer (Kevin), Kirk (Jason), Ryan (Stephanie), Mandy (Brady), Brittany, Deirdra, Robbie, Cassidy, Dexter, Nyah and great grandchildren Arbor and Aspen.

Trudy had great impact on so many lives and will be remembered always and forever within all of us. Our hearts are with you our beautiful mother, grandmother, and friend. You will be missed. We love you.

A private family service will be held in the Spring.


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