Beloved wife and mother of two, Elfriede co-founded the Winnipeg Gymnastics Centre in 1977 and spent many decades coaching and judging internationally …
Elfriede’s spirit lives on in her husband, Wolfgang Goermann; her children, Jens and Monica Goermann; and her granddaughter Maia Thomlinson. …Winnipeg Free Press
Monica was one of Canada’s best gymnasts ever. Elfriede a passionate lifelong student of the sport. I remember her fondly.
Monica was named to the 1980 Olympic Team, however, however Canada joined the boycott of the Moscow Games.