Obituary for Anne Louise "Louise" Fischer (Matshes)
FISCHER: Anne Louise Fischer age 97 years passed away August 31, 2017 at Manitou Lodge in Watrous. She had resided there for the past three years and really enjoyed the activities and loving care she received.
Louise was born May 15, 1920 in Edendorf in the Scheswig/Holstien region of Germany to parents Frederick and Emma Matshes.
Louise came to Canada in 1923 with her parents and younger brother William. They lived on a farm south of Zelma for a while and then moved to the village of Zelma in 1929. She graduated with a grade 12 diploma from the two room red brick school in Zelma. After a brief period of working in Winnipeg and Conquest she married Jacob Fischer in 1946. The couple had their first child, a daughter, Sharon Ilene who lived only 10 days. Then in 1947 their son Brian was born.
Louise lived most of her life in Zelma and was active in the community. She was involved in service groups such as the UCW and WI. She worked part time helping her parents who ran the telephone office. She was a part time clerk at the local store and also worked part time at the local post office.
Louise enjoyed nature, walking, photography, gardening and home life. Her greatest love was her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Louise will be missed by her son Brian (Maxine), grandchildren Trina (Travis) and Hollie (Curtis), great-grandchildren Alyssa, Ayden, Ethan and Emily.
She was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband of 68 years Jacob, her infant daughter Sharon Ilene and her brother Bill.
As per her request no memorial service will be held, family internment of ashes will take place at a later date in the Zelma cemetery Memorial donations are directed to the Zelma Cemetery Fund or the Watrous Community Health Foundation.
For online condolences, tributes or to make a donation in her memory please visit fotheringham-mcdougall.com