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Born: Apr 18, 1964

Date of Passing: Aug 06, 2021

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April 18, 1964 - August 6, 2021

It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Corinna Kruger after a 36 year battle with complications brought on by kidney failure. (August 1986 Kidney Transplant, April 2004 to November 2020 Peritoneal Dialysis, November 2020 to August 2021 Hemodialysis)
She was predeceased by her father Harry, and is survived by her mother Heidi and her longtime partner Patrick.
Corinna was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
In her early years, she took up figure skating in Ravensburg, Germany, where her father played hockey and she would sometimes entertain the audience during the intermissions. For many years she was a member of the Winnipeg Winter Club where she continued figure skating, taking part in and winning many competitions.
Corinna also obtained her black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
By the late 1970s, Corinna began her singing and yodelling career and by 1979 she asked her aunt Carol to join her until 1991, when Carol got married and Corinna was left on her own. She provided a variety of music for many occasions. She specialized in Alpine singing and yodelling, while accompanying herself with the guitar. She wrote and performed her own songs, as well. Her first television appearance was also in 1979. Since that time, she had performed on television and radio a number of times. As a member of Folklorama, Corinna performed at the German, Swedish and Alpine pavilions, at various Oktoberfests, senior homes, hospitals, schools, churches, birthday parties, business conventions, and many other cultural and special events throughout Canada, the United States and Germany. At the Alpine Pavilion she also was a member of The Edelweiss Schuhplattler. While in Germany, she joined the Church Band TOJUS of the Thomaskirche in Pforzheim. Throughout her life, she enjoyed meeting people and making them happy through her singing.
Besides her love for music, she liked nature, birds and animals. She always carried a camera with her to take some great pictures while on scenic drives or hikes. Corinna left us with her recordings "Erst wird g'jodelt" (with her aunt Carol) followed by her own song recordings "Yodel of the Alps", "Herzliche Bergesgrüsse" and "Miracles" and thousands of pictures to remember and enjoy.
Corinna made many friends and admirers throughout her lifetime and always had a smile for them. She will be dearly missed by all who loved her.
Thank you to all the health professionals and staff of the St. Boniface Hospital, Health Sciences Centre and Kreiskrankenhaus Offenburg, Germany that helped since 1985 to keep her alive. Special thanks to Dr. Martina Reslerova her first and last Doctor on PD and Hemodialysis since 2004.
As per Corinna's request, a private graveside service will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation - Manitoba Branch, 452 Dovercourt Drive, Unit 1, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 14, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • RIP dear Corina, we never met but I got to know you thru your mom Heidi, you were a wonderful person in life, wish I could have met you in person. may God give your mom and Patrick the strength for the future. Ruhe in Frieden - Posted by: gisela toner (friend) on: Aug 15, 2021

  • Heidi and Patrick, we offer you our thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your lives. We are deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered with the loss of Corinna. Corinna was a fantastic lady with many talents. When Harry played for Riverton Lions we also had Corinna, who was one of the top figure skaters in Manitoba, entertain us between periods with her awesome skating skills. Corinna was very special and loving. Heidi phone us when we were away, but when trying to return the call her message system was totally full as the Kruger family was very popular with numerous friends. We often cherished visiting Folklorama when Corinna and Carol would perform at the pavilions - such awesome talents. We express our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We wish Corinna will rest in peace with Harry by her side. Heidi, you and your family are in our hearts and minds. - Posted by: Lloyd & Jeannette Roche (Good friend) on: Aug 14, 2021

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