August 12, 1933 – October 31, 2019
DOLORES LOLITA PRENGEL
With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved and cherished mother and Oma. She is survived by her immediate family to carry on her legacy of love and laughter: Sylvia Everton (Therese), Gordon Prengel (Joanne), Eileen Perillo, Kathleen Goodship (Stephen) and Leonard Prengel grandchildren Jaimy, Amanda, Ainslie, Tyler, Brenlee, Byron, Madison and Bryce and great granddaughter Emily. She was predeceased by her husband Gunther Prengel and her son-in-law Tony Perillo.
Our mother was born in Chiapas, Mexico and at the age of 5; right before the 2nd World War, moved to Berlin, Germany. She would tell us about her life in Berlin and we loved listening to her stories. Always seeking adventure mom moved, by herself, to Canada when she was 19 years old. Later in life, she travelled to various countries and on a trip across Canada fell in love with NL and visited there often.
Our mom had a number of jobs, and she loved them all, but her favorite was working as a housemother at Grace Hospital Nurses' Residence. She was always available for the nursing students whether they were homesick, wanted motherly figure advice, needed a shoulder to cry on or they just needed a motherly hug.
Mom had many passions, some of which were, fresh flowers, gardening, knitting, doing puzzles, baking, cooking and surfing the web for recipes. She made ginger bread houses for 25 years always donating one to Sargent Park School and General Wolfe Junior High School at Christmas to raffle off. She was a huge advocate for education; she loved learning and sharing her knowledge. Anyone who knew mom, knew that Jeopardy was one of her favourite shows and she could give those contestants a run for their money.
In the final moments as you passed from the physical to the spiritual world, we promise to remember the lessons that you have taught us, to LOVE FORGIVE and ACCEPT.
May you be at peace safe again in the arms of your father.
To the living, I am gone.
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated, but, to the happy,
I am at peace and to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot speak, but I can listen.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon the shore gazing at a beautiful sea,
As you look in awe at a mighty forest and it’s grand majesty,
As you look upon a flower and admire it’s simplicity,
Remember me in your hearts, in your thoughts,
And the memories of the times we loved.
The times we cried, the battle I fought and the times we laughed.
For if you always think of me,
I will have never gone.
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