April 16, 1932 – November 11, 2022
Magdalena “Madelene” Maria Konway was born Nabbe in Biala Poland, formerly Zulz, Germany in Silesia the 7th of 8 children. She grew up in Munster, Germany living through WWII which impacted her to develop a frugal nature and independent character.
She immigrated to Canada to pursue her landscape architect career, where she met and married Oswald, also from Germany, and interestingly a graduate of the same landscape architect program 2 years prior.
They gardened together developing beautiful properties in Honeywood, Ontario, Metchosin, B.C. and David, Panama; growing produce and flowers for the past 40 years.
With declining health, they relocated to the Courtenay/Comox area in 2016 to be closer to family. In the Spring of 2022, her family, one of her greatest joys, gathered to celebrate her 90th birthday. This was a great celebration for both she and Oswald who also celebrated their 65th anniversary in August 2022.
She is survived by Oswald; her brother Hubert (Marianne) in Germany; sister Hildegard Nabbe (Erwin -deceased); sister-in-law Margaret Kowalska; three sons Markus (Kate), Volkmar (Teanne), and Desmond (Jane); 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.
Thank you to Dr. Nikova and the Island Health Homecare services for their care and support.
A private family memorial will be at a later date.
Condolences may be offered at www.telfordtoneffboyd.ca
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