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With a very heavy heart I have to announce that my beautiful inside out mum, best friend and soul mate,

Angelika Margit Reuter
Born September 3rd 1940 in Braunschweig – Germany
Left from Vancouver – Canada for heaven on November 14th, 2021

She is survived by her son Perry Edgar John Booth, her daughter Nicole Claire Elizabeth Seeger, Robin Seeger, her grandkids – Raphael Seeger and Aviana Seeger, her cousin Ilka Kasper and many, many friends.

Born into a very sad time in history in Germany, she left with her parents in the early 50’s for Toronto Canada. Opa (Edgar Luedecke, a chemical engineer) had been offered a job at Avro, but when they arrived, there was a strike and no more employment. They for a while had been relying on the Salvation Army and she was always grateful for them.
She faced unfortunately hardship at school from one of the teachers, because she had the same first name then one of Hitler’s nieces…

In the 15 years she lived in Toronto, she loved to waterski, she did modelling and worked at Toronto Metropolitan police force as a cop and became even a detective, where she met Neil Booth, who she married, then she had me and about 1- 1 1/2 years later my sister Kerry, but she was born with an open heart and only lived a couple of days. Later on she got separated and her, her parents and little me of 3, moved back to Germany where we mainly lived in Bad Homburg v.d.H. Germany. She got divorced then, worked at a Chef Secretary for Honeywell Bull, where she became then an EDP (electronic data processing) instructor, teaching people, in a total mens world in the 70’s, how to use these at that time, room sized computers, programming them with paper slips. I am sooooo proud of her!!!

She met then Heinz Reuter, which treated me as his own son. They got married and they had then their daughter Nicole.
She then dedicated herself being an at home mum and had for a while in Bad Homburg a little Knitting wool store and gallery with her mum, where they sold wool, their amazing beautiful hand knitted pullovers and her mums paintings.

Myself and Nicole helped them out here and there in the store, what a beautiful time.

Then Claire and Edgar, passed (to early) away within a year, where at the same time Heinz left her. This was a very, very had time for her and us.
I honestly do not remember anymore how our single mum got herself and us through this time except one thing, we three sitting at the kitchen table, she asking us to take each others hand and say for three time together: Liebe macht stark! (Love makes you strong!). I am forever grateful to her for that lesson, told her so until recently, remembering it and now practice it with Joy and other beautiful family and friends which I am surrounded by.

For various reasons we decided to have a Tapetenwechsel – Wallpaper change – German saying for to have a larger change in life.  So we did a trip with friends to Canada in 1994, where we fell in love with Victoria on Vancouver Island.

She bought then and we all moved (incl. our dogs Sheba and Tikki) in May 1995 to her new home (beautiful old character home) in Oak Bay close to the beach, a dream come true. She lived there for many years. In that time she got ovarian cancer but decided not to get operated, nor had chemo or radiation. She choose to pray and visualize the cancer to be gone. After about half a year, her cancer was gone!! Through the power of belief and her mind. A true story!

She unfortunately had then to sell her house, as the upkeep became to expensive and so she sold and bought another house in Victoria, not at the ocean, but with beautiful views. In Victoria she found our soul family dog Gina, which brought soooo much joy to her and us. As we all felt that Victoria is beautiful, but just to slow for us, we all moved then one by one to East Vancouver, close to Commercial Drive, because of our family’s friend Thomas suggestion. She loved it there, the neighbourhood and The Drive with all its cafe’s and restaurants and that I only lived two houses over from her, which gave her comfort and safety. Originally I felt weird living so close to mum and what women might think, but I am grateful to God for so many reasons that I lived so close to her.
We went there many times and often when I got us a coffee and came back she was already talking with the employees/owners of the shop or some stranger from the street, heard their life story in the shortest time and shared it then with me. She helped many, many people with her wisdom, caring and love and jokes. People just felt safe and opened up to her.
She especially attracted mostly women which lost their mum’s/ grandma early and they found in her a second mum/ grandma and are also friends of mine, us supporting each other.

The name Angelica has its origin in Latin and means: Messenger of God – how true, she touched so many family, friends and stranger’s hearts and lives.

She often said, its not easy to get old because of her feeling so young inside which didnt match how she looked on her outside and how her physical body felt, also losing so many friends (Heide – born like her in September 1940, Jutta and Susan, all this year – 2021), Gina (our soul family dog) and missing her daughter and her grandchildren was very hard on her, took understandably and sadly, a lot of her love for life away…

Gina’s passing about 4-5 years ago was very hard on her and me. For some time none of us was ready to find another dog, but when we eventually tried for about 2 years, it was very hard to find a small dog and the ones out there had been given to other people. Even she preferred to get a rescue dog, we then looked into buying one, but hey wanted like $5,000.-…  and she didnt want to support that, even me offering her to pay half.

This year 2021 was very hard for her. After suffering for some time she finally had her colon cancer operation on Dec. 30th 2020. The very large tumor was supposedly incapsulated (27 staples!), I brought her 4 days later home, she healt up fast. The surgeon was very happy and he and her family Dr. said just to do a blood test every 1/4, which she did. She experienced some numbness on her upper right leg (the side they took out the colon cancer…). she reported it to the Dr’s and asked if maybe a nerve was damaged at the operation, they said no and that it’s caused from her back and gave her pain medication for over 1/2 year which caused her other health challenges.
Her right leg, then sometimes started to hurt more and more which she kept reporting to the Dr’s and when she developed then signs of stomach upset and nausea as she had before her last operation… All of her blood results had been good, which we trusted because what of the Dr’s said!
In August, the Dr. decided to give her an ultrasound on her right side, which then revealed the cancer had come back. They did then a CT Scan which showed that the Dr’s operation had been successful, colon was all healed up where they stitched it together, but right next to it it had come back, being metastatic, grown into the muscle, where it kept more and more pressing on her legs nerve causing her so much pain she described if someone would cut her leg off… They also found out that the cancer squeezed down on two parts of her small intestines which caused the other problems…They said they wont be able to do anything about the cancer, but operate (25 staples) to put two internal bypasses in, otherwise she would have died and so she was able to eat and drink again. This time I was able to be with her in the hospital, as they just changed the Covid visitation rules and I am glad I was able too as she was there for two weeks (she had some complications after the operation) where she had horrific experiences and so for me, witnessing the pain the nurses caused her putting in IV’s over and over again and more, the hospital room and how she was treated (there had been some good nurses and Dr.’s).
They told her (us) about 3-4 times to basically go home and die…

I took her home in Joys car, as she didnt wanted an ambulance and I still dont how how she and I managed to get up to the 3rd floor of her house, as she wanted to be in her bedroom and not in the guest bedroom.

We wanted to get her treatment (she qualified for Imuno therapy, but prefered alternative treatment at the Chipsa Clinic in Mexico, which had been very supportive), but for all she needed to leave the house, which she wasnt able too, as she was too weak and her leg hurt too much 🙁
So we tried our best with doing nutritional all what cancers dont like, no salt, no sugar, no red meat, highly alkaline Kangen water, all organic food and all the type cancer doesnt like. We also talked to some specialists in this field, getting her special supplements and vitamins and CBD.

Unfortunately the cancer was very aggressive, pressing more on the nerv in her leg, causing more pain, needing more pain medication, adding to the vicious cycle, we tried to break out of.  And so she stayed even more in bed, becoming bed soars 🙁 and later even back soars, eating less, getting weaker…
She also then said that she started having pain in her whole body, besides the leg pain 🙁
This was so devastating to me, being at my ropes end about helping her to heal.
We kept adjusting to her increasing needs, from 2 to 4 daily care workers.

Besides hoping for a miracle, I kept praying that whenever she leaves our realm, that she leaves peacefully and me being there with her, something she also always wanted and our prayers got heard, Sunday the 14th at 11.44 am, where Joy was there as well having sung to her for some time.

(If not recommended earlier by your Dr., please!! do yourself a favour and do a colonoscopy when you are 50 and from then on regularly as recommended for preventive measure. Its really not a big deal, easy to do, just the preparation for it, fasting and more is not so much fun.)

As you can tell, Mum was a stand-up woman! Strong, intelligent, happy go lucky kind a’ woman 🙂
Mum was always a bright light, wherever she went, she shined. She brought smiles to peoples faces with her witty humour and smile. Even when she was in the hospital, not feeling well, she made jokes with people.
She always liked to dress nice when going out, had a great sense of style which got her many compliments. She loved bling-bling, if it were her eye glasses, her cell phone case and shoes and more. Talking about things, she also loved her convertible sports car (V8, 300HP!), got her many compliments sporting such a fast car, which she said helped her out of many dangerous situations, being able to speed away.
She was pulled over by the police on the HWY for speeding, a couple of times I believe, ending up having a nice conversation with them, sharing with them a cigarette and that she was also a cop and then driving away with no ticket, but another fun story. 🙂

Yes, she loved smoking and making herself a coffee with her Expresso machine with milk, no sugar, either at home on her porch (she also loved to sit outside in any weather, often wearing a fleece jacket, which gave her comfort) or at Cafe Calabria or Renzullo’s.

She quit smoking twice for each 10 years! And I am so proud of her she did that, but unfortunately she started again.

She loved music and to dance and she did, although Dr’s told her she won’t be able to it anymore and needed to wear a knee brace and use a crutch till the end of her life (after an accident with our dog Sheba, she tore all of her ligaments and the acl in one of her knees); needless to say, the knee brace and crutch was used for only a very short time and since then sat in the closet 🙂

She also liked to go to the casino (in Germany it’s a dress up event, with an entrance fee). She mainly went there to meet others and share stories, but she also loved playing and won often and was never really upset when she lost.

She also loved to read and hand knit, which she was really good at, having learned from her Mutti.

She loved food, going out for brunch, lunch and dinner and started cooking very late in her life.
She made the best great German pancakes (which I learned from her), German cucumber salad, Gnocchi a Gorgonzola, Curry sausage, Sauerkraut, Red cabbage, Rolladen, German gravy, stuffed bell peppers and more.

Altogether, she always liked to look at things on the bright side and yes of course, she also had her moments.

She loved to be there for others and kept attracting (mainly) women into her life who had lost their mother (sometimes grandmother) way to early and became their 2nd mom and she adopted them as their daughters.
Some are part of my life, us being friends, brother/sister for another – soul family 🙂
To honour and continue my mother’s way of being, I would like to create a non-profit group named “Angie’s place” where lonely mothers and daughters can meet and connect and hopefully beautiful relationships will unfold.

Last but not least, she loved to give from her heart. If she saw something she thought you could need, she’d buy it for you or she’d give you her own. Sometimes she’d quietly hand you some money if she felt you needed it. She had so much pleasure in giving.

She is now in a better place, with no pain and also will be with her parents for christmas as she wished for.

Until we meet again!

I Love You! and will do so forever! And you are loved and will be missed and never forgotten, by so many more!

Liebe macht stark!

Condolence Messages

  1. Neil Booth

    28 November 2021 1 week ago

    Perry,it so nice that you had that loving relationship with your mother. I know she appreciated all the care you gave her ,with the support of Joy. I was fortunate enough to talk to her,the day before she passed.(I hope she heard me). Plus the photos taken of you & her together on your birthday are wonderful ❤, Dad

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