Wolfgang Sirius Schroedter Manzanilla was born at 1:07 a.m. on a Sunday morning, November 20, 2022 after a gentle and surprisingly quick labour. He defied the odds and courageously entered the world full term, at 39 weeks and 4 days, weighing 5 pounds 4 ounces and measuring 17 inches long. A true fighter, he was determined to meet his parents and experience life as pure love outside his mom even if for a short while.


Baby Wolfgang was surrounded by love every moment of his life, in the womb and the 33 minutes he shared with us on the outside. Even though his time with us was far too brief, our son was loved fiercely and impacted so many lives.


Wolfie is deeply missed by his devoted and brave mother and father, Johsa Manzanilla and Christian Schroedter; his grandparents, Lolo Jhun and Lola Julie Manzanilla, and Opa Ingo Schroedter and Baba Iris Perchaluk; his Auntie Artemis Schroedter (Pat Neufeld); his great-grandmothers, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many others.


The family especially thanks the following: Dr. Crow; our wonderful doulas, Meghan and Jennifer; the neonatology, fetal assessment, neurosurgery, and labour, delivery and post-partum teams at HSC Women’s Hospital; Dr. Martin and Simone from palliative care; and Dr. Park, for getting us through the most challenging moment of our lives.


“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding … And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wonderous than your joy.” – Kahlil Gibran


A Memorial Tree was planted for WOLFGANG
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