Pacocha, Edeltraud

Edeltraud (Trudy) Brunhilde Ruth Pacocha (née Dressler)

At the passing of our dearest Edeltraud on October 10th, 2016, in Toronto, in her 92nd year, we take comfort knowing that the challenges of recent years are over, now that she finds eternal peace with God. Born on July 23, 1925, in Hirschbach Germany, she was the daughter of Max Paul Dressler and Martha Antonie Dressler (née Hofmann), the second-youngest of twelve children. She is predeceased by her husband Stanislaw (Stanley) Pacocha, whom she met at a camp for displaced persons, during the aftermath of WWII. Favouring Canada over Argentina, they immigrated via Halifax Pier 21 on May 5th, 1951. Always a dedicated and hard worker, Trudy and her husband Stanley were employed in Beaconsfield QC as domestic help and then briefly in Delhi ON as tobacco pickers. Once they settled in Kitchener, she worked at the Dare cookie factory, then on the Circle Sales cleaning staff and most recently at Krafa, in property management until the age of 85. From early on she was known for putting the needs of others before her own.

Devoted mother of John Stanley Pacocha, ever-grateful for her unconditional love, she leaves behind as well, her niece Anita Labine in Kirkland Lake and nephew Peter Skwarczynski in Richmond Hill. Thanks to the ministry and brothers and sisters of the congregation of New Apostolic Church in Kitchener for their support and love over many decades. Thanks also to all the staff at Elm Grove Living Centre in Toronto for the outstanding care they provided. In lieu of flowers, donations in loving memory of Edeltraud to any chapter of the Alzheimer’s Society would be gratefully appreciated.

Friends will be received at the New Apostolic Church, 160 Margaret Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario on Saturday, October 15th, 2016
at 4:00 pm. Funeral Service to follow at 5:00. A luncheon to follow at the Church.


3 replies
  1. Christine Wade
    Christine Wade says:

    John, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May you find some comfort in your recent conversation with her and in the lifelong memories that you created together.

  2. Filip Stojni
    Filip Stojni says:

    ” Now nothing can bring back the hour,.. glory in the flower, we all shall find strength and courage in that what is left behind “

  3. Filip Stojni
    Filip Stojni says:

    So sudden to hear about a loss…
    Thinking of you John at this difficult time…..
    “Now nothing can bring back the hour…….
    glory in the flower we will grieve now and shall find the strength and courage
    in that what is left behind”


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