It is with sorrow filled hearts that we announce the passing of Katharina (Tina) Siemens on April 10, 2022 at the age of 91. After a brief battle with cancer and with her loving husband Peter by her side, Tina peacefully returned to our Lord.
She was the beloved wife of nearly 66 years to Peter Siemens, and together they raised four children Peter (Chenrong), Maggie (David), Kathy (Ernie) and Gerhard (Eleanor). She was a cherished grandmother to Melissa, Sara, Jessica, Lisa, Tammi and Rebecca and loving GG to her six great grandchildren Charlie, Aiden, Maya, Bennett, Carolina and Mara.
Tina was born in Neundorf, Ukraine as the third of eleven children for Gerhard and Katherina Kroeker. She immigrated with her family to Paraguay in 1948, where she met Peter, whom she later married in 1956. Their first child arrived shortly before they immigrated to Canada in 1957, settling in Virgil and raising their family in the white brick home they built together. Tina spent much of her life working with local farmers, was an expert seamstress, and exceptional cook welcoming all to “Tina’s Diner”, as her kitchen was affectionately known. She was deeply religious and lived a life of selflessness, charity and compassion, which was most recently demonstrated through her sponsorship of children through World Vision and the hundreds of quilts she sewed for children in need.
The family would like to acknowledge the compassionate medical care Tina received over the last three weeks from Dr. Berti and the nursing team from St. Elizabeth’s (Merrick and Alex).
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Hospice Niagara.
Family and friends are welcome to celebrate Tina’s life at Calvary Church, 89 Scott Street, St. Catharines on Wednesday April 13th at 11 am for the funeral service. A private burial will take place before the ceremony.