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Tabea went to be with the Lord, peacefully at her residence, on May 10, 2011 with her family at her bedside.

Tabea was born in Basel, Switzerland on July 29, 1949 to Daniel and Ruth Nussbaumer and was the oldest of nine children.

She received Jesus as her personal Saviour at a very young age and He was the centre of her life to the end.

Tabea lived in France for a time, then immigrated to Canada with her family at the age of 26 and settled in Emo, Ont.

She was always ready to lend a hand or have an open ear to soothe hurting hearts. She loved children and baby-sat for many years, and even substituted in schools before being employed as a cook at the Emo Health Centre for 25 years.

Her co-workers were like her second family and cooking was her specialty, which she enjoyed wholeheartedly.

Her family, nieces, and nephews held a special place in her heart, and she loved each and every one. She also enjoyed travelling and doing crafts. Many have received scarves that she knitted with love as appreciation for any care or as a special gift, especially in the last two years of her journey with cancer.

Left to mourn are her parents, Daniel and Ruth; brothers, Philippe (Edith), Markus (Margrit), Andre (Monika), and Joel (Joelle); sisters, Rachel, Lydie, Elisabeth (Jean-Paul) Hirschler, and Anne Ruth (Glen) Carradice; as well as 31 nieces and nephews.

She also is survived by five aunts, Marthi Ryser, Bethli Martin, Gerada Gerber, Lydie Husser, and Violet Nussbaumer; two uncles, Hans Nussbaumer and Paul Husser; as well as many cousins.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Northridge Funeral Home in Emo, with Pastor Lance Eiscle officiating.

Interment will take place at the Emo Cemetery.

In memoriam donations may be made to the Emo Health Centre c/o Northridge Funeral Home.

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