Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Gomke Reunion 2012--VEGAS style!

Thanks to the committee & all who contributed to the success of the 2012 bi-annual Gomke Reunion--this time with a Las Vegas theme.  It was a sunny and beautiful June/July weekend at Longfellow Hall for the many Gomke descendants of all ages to reconnect, and of course enjoy the food, games, and musical entertainment, (thanks to all those who participated in the evening program!).  There was even a special guest appearance by 'Elvis'!  Everyone enjoyed themselves at the 2012 Reunion...and can now look forward to the next one in 2014 (thanks to the new committee volunteer members, Crystal & Dustin Gomke).  Please consider joining them to help plan the next reunion.

Primary Member Gomke Siblings
Alice, Esther, Clarence, Helen, Evelyn (Tenley)
(in front of family tree quilt)
thanks for the cake donated by Evelyn Trieber

 Roxy & 'Elvis'

Roxy Roth, 'Elvis' (Laverne Roth), & Rena Roth

Babies, Babies, Babies!!

It is clearly time to catch up on the Baby Posts!!

Including the first 6th Generation Gomke Grandchild:
Dane, born Nov. 12, 2009
(great, great grandchild to Hilda Fischer (Plotsky) [nee Gomke]). 
Congratulations to Cody & Erika Hausauer! (son of Laurie Hausauer/ nee Fischer)

Also, born to Donovan & Ashley Thomas:
Dante born May 24th, 2009
Kai born March 21, 2011
(great grandchildren to Clarence & Elsie Gomke)

Abbey Flora Perrault born Oct. 4, 2011
(descendant to Hilda Gomke)
Congratulations to Marcie & Gerry Perrault

Bryan William Linkert born Feb. 3, 2012
(great grandson to Alice Mauch [nee Gomke])
Congratulations to Kim Linkert & Brian Gorman

Kyptan Andrew Lea Jans born May 12, 2012
(great grandson to Evelyn Trieber [nee Gomke])
Congratulations to Bryce & Laura Jans

Dakota Skye Straub born June 1, 2012
(great granddaughter to Olga Roth [nee Gomke])
Congratulations to Colin & Jamie Straub

Charlotte Aurora Kurpjuweit born July 16, 2012
Great, great granddaughter to Charlotte & Reinhold Gomke
Great granddaughter to Olga Roth (nee Gomke)
Congratulations to Alanna & Kurtis Kurpjuweit

Thanks for those who submitted the baby informtion.
Feel free to forward any photos or updated information to add to the existing post.  Congratulations to all parents, grandparents, and great grandparents!!  The Family tree continues to grow!!

Esther Roth--Upcoming 90th Birthday

Esther Roth (nee Gomke) will be celebrating her 90th Birthday on 2 December of this year. This picture was taken July 2011 at Wolfe Lake near Princeton, British Columbia when she attended her Granddaughter's wedding. 
Happy 90th Birthday Esther!! (Dec. 2, 2012)

Doug & Elaine Family Photo

Turner Family Photo / Summer 2011

Back Row:
Ryan Schafer, Elaine & Doug Turner
Seated in Front:
Sonja Turner with Riley Bannick / Brittney Turner with Kyra Bannick

Doug Turner is son to Joss & Helen Turner (nee Gomke)
(Thanks for submitting Elaine)

Introducing Colin Fischer's sons...

Welcome to the Gomke clan...
Graysen Peter  (7 years)
Gavin James (2 years)
Donavan Rodney (10 months)

Colin Fischer is grandson to Hilda Fischer (Plotsky) (nee Gomke)
Thanks to girlfriend Chelsea Leis for submitting photo & info. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Gomke Reunion 2012

Just a reminder, we look forward to seeing you at the
2012 Gomke Reunion (LAS VEGAS STYLE)
held at the Longfellow Hall...

June 29, 30, & July 1st

Please note the updated e-mail to RSVP at

View the video clips taken at the 2010 reunion!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Gomke Reunion 2012

The planning committee for the upcoming Gomke Reunion would like to remind you of the dates--June 29, June 30, July 1 at the Longfellow Hall (Medicine Hat) with a LAS VEGAS theme! Please watch for the e-mail announcement. Further queries can be forwarded to Rena Roth at (403) 380-4345 or

Please see the details below:

Friday June 29-- Arrival and Registration Saturday

June 30-- Family Activities and Potluck Sunday

July 1---Breakfast and Departure

Location: Longfellow Hall (Trans Canada Hi-way East 6.7 km from Dunmore Rd intersection/South on Eagle Butte Road 7.8 kms/West 1.4 kms at Longfellow Hall sign)

Cost: $15/11yrs to adults Free /10 and under
Accomodation: Camping on site or Hotels in Medicine Hat.