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Gerda Bartschick
January 24, 1936 - December 20, 2020
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<div itemprop="description">It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerda Bartschick (Oestreich) on December 20, 2020 at the age of 84. <br> <br>Gerda is survived by her son Andrew (Ottawa) and daughter Debbie (Montreal) and her grandchildren Katarina, William, Victoria, James, Tye, and Kief. She is pre-deceased by her son John, brothers Robert and Peter. <br> <br>Gerda was driven by a giving spirit, a lively personality and a strength to overcome difficult life challenges. She sacrificed everything for her children. She was active in community sports, cared for the elderly in their homes in her 60's, cleaned houses and received government support to keep her family in a home in Pointe Claire. She married Karl Oestreich in 1957 but sadly he succumbed to mental illness leaving Gerda on her own to raise 3 children. <br> <br>Gerda was incredibly resilient and enjoyed a good life. <br> <br>A celebration of Gerda's life will be held May 8th at 1pm. <br> <br>In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Logifem through the donation tab below. Thank you. <br> <br> <br></div>