Obituary of Karin Anna Richter
81, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully, after a long battle with Cancer, on May 9th, 2022, in her apartment at Melville Heights Retirement Home. Karin had a sense of adventure and immigrated to Canada from Germany in the mid 1960’s with her husband Dieter, daughter Sabine and son Ron. Throughout her life Karin always had a keen eye for fashion and never left the house without a well put together look topped off with her turquoise jewellery. We loved that twinkle in her eye and her sense of humour. Karin had an artistic flare for sewing, tole painting and knitting. She enjoyed the beauty of fresh flowers. She loved a good book and was a voracious reader.
Karin will be greatly missed by her son Robert Richter(Susan) of Hubley, her two daughters, Sabine Richter of Calgary, and Sue Cabral (Vincent) of Bermuda. Karin will be lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law, Janet Richter; her granddaughters, Mischaela Richter (Colin Darcy) of Dartmouth, Virginia Spence of Prince George, Anna Richter of Halifax, Natalie Richter of Montreal, Emma Richter, (Nathan Kaulback) of Halifax and Katharine Richter of Toronto, Ava Cabral of Bermuda, and her grandsons, Lee Spence of Calgary, Brady Cabral of Bermuda Mackenzie Richter of Hubley, and her great grandson, Julian Darcy of Halifax. As well, as numerous friends and distant relatives scattered around the world.
Karin was predeceased by her father August van der Lenden, her mother Anna, her sisters Gertrude Bartsch, (Richard) and Mia; her husband, Dieter Richter, and her son Ronald Richter. There will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held at T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 71 McQuade Lake Crescent, Halifax, NS on Friday 27 May at 10am, reception to follow. Internment at the Trinity Lutheran Church in New Germany at 3pm.
The Family would like to thank the staff at Melville Heights Retirement Home for the excellent care given to Karin and all the residents throughout Covid and in her final days. It was a lovely home and Karin had a good time with her new friends and staff while she lived there. In lieu of flowers, donations in Karin’s memory can be made to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.