Emmy Ida Fiedler

October 30, 1926September 16, 2020

Passed away peacefully on September 16th in her 94th year.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Alois (Lou) in 2017, son Volker (Rolf) in 1964, brothers Ernst (1999) and Alfred. Loving mother to Denise Darragh and proud grandmother of Madison and Mack.

Emmy endured great hardship early in life but built a wonderful life in Canada after emigrating from Germany. She created a beautiful and loving home. Emmy was also an entrepreneur, turning her talent as a seamstress into a successful small business designing and sewing competitive figure skating costumes. She was smart, resourceful and could create something truly beautiful from nothing. She did everything with dignity, style and grace. Notably, Emmy loved swimming and until her 90’s skillfully swam 100 laps of breaststroke daily, like a swan, never getting a drop of water in her hair. She was proud to pass this love of swimming onto her grandson Mack and the unique skill of swimming like a swan onto her granddaughter Madison. Emmy was Lou’s side kick for 55 years. The two were inseparable and enjoyed countless road trips together across North America, exploring as much of the Continent as they possibly could. She loved to be chauffeured around by Lou. Emmy and Lou’s home away from home in Port Charlotte, Florida brought her great joy, good friends and was the one place on earth she truly relaxed. She missed Lou dearly these last few years, but nothing brought her more joy than bragging about her grandchildren and their accomplishments. Her classic defense accompanied by her sly smirk was always, ‘If it’s true, it’s not bragging’. She was genuine and kind. Emmy’s strong work ethic, pursuit of excellence, creativity and comforting German dishes will be greatly missed.

Mom I will miss your thoughtful guidance, love and support so much.

We love and miss you Mom/Oma


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Emmy Ida Fiedler

have a memory or condolence to add?

Fiona Tomaszewski

September 29, 2020

Dear Denise, Madison and Mack,
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and grandmother. I remember her very fondly and how welcome she would make me feel when I visited your house Denise as a teenager many years ago. She was a lovely and kind woman. She loved all of you very fiercely. I know you will miss her very much. Please accept my deepest condolences. Fiona

Joan and Bob Douglas

September 23, 2020

We just noticed the obituary of your Mom while at the cottage today and wish to express our Very sincere condolences to you Denise and your children. Living two doors from your Mom and Dad on Valleydale Court was certainly a pleasure always and we certainly have fond memories of them visiting and staying with us here at Bear Lake. They were genuine in everything that they did and took such pleasure in you Denise and the grandchildren. May God bless all of you at this time!

Laura Diskin

September 23, 2020

My family had the pleasure of taking with Emmy often at Amica where my Mom Grace resides, They lived across the hall from each other and would visit, chat and go to the movies together. I will always remember her quiet way and her love for her family. When coaxed, she shared news about her family, grandchildren and talked of her life in Germany. Once we got her talking her eyes lit up and she smiled. She was a sweet gentle soul and we hope she is at peace and the next part of her journey is full of peace and love.
She was here, she was loved and she will be remembered.


Learn more about the Fiedler name