Cornelia "Connie" Gertrude Jenny Scherer (nee Nolting),
passed away peacefully after a brief illness in the early hours
on May 7th, at home while surrounded by family.
Connie led a simple and humble life; she believed in an open heart and an open door.
There was always a bed and a meal for those who needed it.
Her education at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, majoring in geography and biology,
led to a great knowledge of healing plants that guided her well in the care of others.
She was a natural caregiver who not only fed your body but also your soul, and this skill shone
through in her work as a ParaMed PSW. She provided encouragement and loved helping many
people find their calling and face their fears. These simple acts of kindness reached well beyond
her own family and made her a mother to many more.
Her loss will be felt in many corners of the world.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years Wolfgang, her step-mother Liselotte,
her "brother" Otto, her six children - Stefan, Sabine, Susanne, Sebastian, Sybille, Svenya, and their spouses
- as well as her eleven grandchildren who will carry her lessons with them.
As per her final wishes there will be no memorial service; instead she wishes
for all to open their hearts to the good in the world and have a drink in her honour.
The family would especially like to thank ParaMed, the Prince Edward Family Health Team,
and Hospice Prince Edward for their tender care during her final days.
Arrangements entrusted to the
AINSWORTH FUNERAL HOME,
288 NOXON AVENUE, WELLINGTON