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Micke von Massow

Micke von Massow

Tuesday, September 4th, 1934 - Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Maria Elisabeth (Micke) von Massow (née von Zabeltitz) on Sunday March 8, 2020, at Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus. She was predeceased by her brother Hans Maths von Zabeltitz and sister-in-law Ulrike von Zabeltitz. Survived by her husband Rudiger Eberhart von Massow, son Michael (Sheryl Howe) and daughter Anna Caroline Ziegler (Greg), and brother Dr. Christian von Zabeltitz, sister-in-law Ursula and lovingly remember by grandsons Marcus and Zachary von Massow.
Micke was born in Eichow, Germany in September of 1934. She trained as an occupational therapist and seamstress in Germany. She met Rudi in 1961 when he had come home from Canada for a holiday. They were married in February of 1962 and moved to Canada. They lived first in Lac Saint Jean Quebec where Michael was born but moved quickly to Kingston Ontario where Caroline was born. In 1970 they moved to Pinawa Manitoba. In their later years they moved to Fergus, Ontario where they spent eight happy years.
Micke loved to spin, knit and sew. She was a passionate gardener and nurtured flowers in her apartment and on the balcony until the end. While the garden disappeared in Fergus, the preserving did not and she was making jam until three days before going into the hospital. Canasta and Mah Jong at the Senior Centre and with friends brought her great joy. Family was everything and she loved nothing more than playing cards or a board game with her children and grandchildren.
A memorial reception will be held at The Graham Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David Street South in Fergus on Friday March 13th from 5-8pm in The Wellington room. In lieu of flowers, donations of remembrance can be directed towards The Groves Memorial Hospital Foundation. www.grahamgiddyfh.com (519)843-3100
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus Chapel
    Address
    280 St. David Street South
    FERGUS, ON
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    There will be a memorial reception held in the Wellington Room located on the second floor of the funeral home.

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Dan & Marj Allen

Posted at 11:19am
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Dan Allen

Posted at 11:14am
So sorry to hear about the loss of Micke. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rudy and the Van Massow family.
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Dan & Marj Allen
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Ellen Roche

Posted at 08:06am
So very sorry for your loss Rudy and family. We will miss her on Monday mornings especially! Great lady she was. May your fond memories comfort you. We are away and unable to attend the funeral but you are in my thoughts.
Ellen Roche
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Karen & Scott Gear

Posted at 08:46am
Thinking of the entire von Massow family during this difficult time. Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers.

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Posted at 09:17am
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