Micke von Massow

Micke von Massow

Tuesday, September 4th, 1934 - Sunday, March 8th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Micke von Massow, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Micke von Massow

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Micke's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Micke's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


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. (519)843-3100
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Micke

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 13th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 13th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus Chapel
    280 St. David Street South
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    There will be a memorial reception held in the Wellington Room located on the second floor of the funeral home.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Micke here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Micke von Massow by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Dan & Marj Allen

Posted at 11:19am
With heartfelt condolences,
Tree Image
A memorial tree was planted in the memory of Micke von Massow — Plant a Tree Now

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.
Dan & Marj Allen

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

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.

Karen Gear - Rafferty Insurance

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 09:17am
Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of Micke von Massow. Send Flowers


Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: