Gertrude Chappell, 77, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 after a long illness, in the peaceful surroundings of her home in Halcottsville.
She was born in Borghorst, Germany.
After graduating from the Conservatory of Music in Cologne, Germany, she moved to Canada, where she played piano for the Royal Ballet in Ottawa. Later she owned and operated a dog grooming and pet shop. Her great love for animals was very heartwarming.
In 1966, Gertrude immigrated to the United States. She spent many years in the electronic industry, building professional audio equipment. Her most recent experience was in real estate.
Gertrude’s family and friends will miss her beautiful smile, kind words and cheerful nature. All of us will be forever grateful for the joy she brought into our lives.
We are honoring Gertrude’s request not to have a final service for her.