Gerda was born in Telfs, Austria and found her way to Toronto, Canada in 1958. Her perseverance and determination allowed her to succeed as a single mother and build a life on her own. Gerda will always be remembered for her steadfast ways, kindness, and generosity. She loved gardening, cooking (especially her famous homemade strawberry jam), baking, knitting, frequenting the slot machines, and visiting her grandchildren. She lived an independent and spirited life until her passing on December 24, 2010.
She will be missed by her sisters Lisi, Midi, Sophie, and Anna (Karl); her daughter Barbara (Rick); her grandchildren Becky (Nick), Nicole, and Kit; and her nephews Helmut (Jenny) and Werner; and the rest of her family and friends.