On Thursday, August 28, 2014, Elke Cornelia Gagliardi passed away at the age of 44. Beloved wife of Alex Gagliardi. Loving mother of Patrick and Cassandra Gagliardi. Survived by her parents Alex and Erica Klemm. Dear sister of Gerhard (Carlyn) Klemm and Gord Klemm. Sister-in-law to Rosa (Wayne) O’Hara, Salvatore (Audrey) Gagliardi, Adriana (Aldo) Rocca, and Eleonora Gagliardi. Predeceased by her father-in-law Oreste Gagliardi and mother-in-law Triesta Gagliardi. Missed by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also sadly missed by her dear friends. Elke was passionate about her family, and loved to garden. Elke’s smile could light up the darkest room. She will always be the brightest star in the sky. Family and friends will be received at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave, Sarnia, on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at St. Benedict Church. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association (cheques only at the funeral home please).