Renate von Ilberg

To the great sadness of all who knew her, Renate von Ilberg, died on July 28 surrounded by her family at our home in Sooke. Renate’s ability to live each day fully, be it filled with challenges or joy, was perhaps the most amazing of her many facets. It was one that she strove to share with as many of her family and her friends as possible, to the very end.


It is left to those who remain, Renate’s husband Fred, her children, Guenter and his wife Judy, Kristina and her daughters Courtenay and Kimberley, and Peter along with her many friends whom she touched through her life to ensure that her memory stays with us.


Our deepest appreciation to Dr. Tracy Forsberg for being all that one could ever hope for in a Family Doctor. To the many extraordinary physicians, nurses and helpers who in so many ways aided at the Cancer Clinic by being constant in their care and skill over the past 7 years.


By her (Renate’s) own wish, no service will be held but a celebration of a life so well lived will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you may leave a donation to the Sooke Hospice at the celebration of life.