Leni Bolte

Leni Bolte

August-23-1922 - January-18-2022

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Obituary of Leni Bolte

Bolte, Helene Maria (“Leni”)

August 23, 1922 to January 18, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Leni, in her 100th year. She was the longest-surviving sibling of 12. Leni was predeceased by her loving husband, Bernhard, in 1984, and is survived by her three children, Dorothea (Richard), Klaus (Petra) and Barbara, as well as seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Born in Düsseldorf, Germany, Leni immigrated to Canada in 1951 and settled in Ottawa with her family. Leni was passionate about donating her time and energy for the betterment of the local German community. She was heavily involved with the German Benevolent Society of Ottawa, visiting the sick and the elderly. She was also a founding member and volunteer with the “Frohe Runde,” a social group for German seniors. She loved music and was a longtime alto with the Concordia Female Choir. In 2011, she was awarded the German Federal Cross of Merit by the German ambassador to Canada, Dr. Georg Witchell, in honour of her many years of service to her community. Leni will be remembered fondly by many extended family members and a wide circle of friends. We are especially grateful to the staff at Perth Community Care Centre for looking after her so well over the last three years. 

Those wishing to join us virtually for Leni's memorial service may do so on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. using the zoom link provided  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86354149597

Or, alternativley those wishing to join the family for a German Requiem Mass Friday February 4th, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. may do so using the link provided https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_xYBe_4apT7UYak94NfyMg

A private family interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donations in Leni’s memory to be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences can be posted at blairandson.com.