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EGERT, Lucian

June 7, 1931 — June 20, 2024

Lucian Egert, born June 7, 1931, in Rudnik, Poland, peacefully passed away on June 20, 2024, in Kelowna, BC, surrounded by loved ones. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and respected member of the community.

Lucian’s spirit now joins his grandson (d. 2022), and seven of his nine siblings. His memory will live in the hearts of his loving family: Herta, his wife of 68 years; his son and daughter-in-law, Erwin & Rita Egert, and grandchildren Jayson and Chantelle Egert; and his daughter Carmen Rossdutscher, grandchildren Alexis and McKenzie  Rossdeutscher.  He is also survived by two remaining siblings, Ruth Rae and Eugene Egert.

Lucian immigrated to Canada from Poland as a young boy and settled in Kelowna, where he established deep roots. A skilled homebuilder, he specialized in custom homes from the early 1960s until his retirement in the mid-1990s. His craftsmanship graced many homes and commercial buildings in Kelowna, including his involvement in constructing the Cottonwoods Care Centre.

Known for his creativity, Lucian often drafted his own building designs, bringing his visions to life with meticulous detail and dedication. Beyond his profession, he was devoted to his family, celebrating 68 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Herta. Together, they cultivated a love for gardening and explored numerous destinations across Canada, the US, and abroad.

A pillar of Grace Baptist Church, Lucian found joy in serving his community and fellow church members. He was admired for his extraordinary patience and compassion, especially towards seniors, whom he supported with kindness and understanding.

Among his cherished memories was the collaborative project of building an oversized doghouse with his grandson Jayson, designed to accommodate a St. Bernard for a dear friend.

The family expresses deep gratitude to the compassionate staff at David Lloyd Jones Home, where Lucian spent his final years. Their support during challenging times, including navigating COVID-19 protocols, was invaluable and deeply appreciated.

Lucian Egert will be fondly remembered for his unwavering faith, generosity, and the enduring legacy of craftsmanship and kindness he leaves behind. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chain of Love Orphanage.

A Funeral Service will be held to honour Lucian’s life on TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2024, at 10:00 AM (PDT), in the Chapel of SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME: 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2024, at 10:00 AM (PDT)

SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

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The service for EGERT, Lucian is scheduled for TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2024, at 10:00 AM (PDT). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

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  • Roy Sommerey says:

    My main memories regarding Lucien (and Herta – Mr. and Mrs. Egert to me) were as Erwin and Carmen’s parents when we were all very much younger and I was of school/ university age. Lucien was a man of great patience, gentleness, and peace. Their home was never a place that I had to be anxious about visiting but I knew I had to be on my best regarding language and such (mostly to stay in Herta’s good books) I did not really appreciate it back but I know it now that these were all gifts of the Spirit which formed the fountain of who he was then and is now where I will finally be able to spend some time with him again. Soon.

  • Herb and LaVerne Tisher says:

    Rest in peace, Uncle Lucien, until we meet again. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15
    Your nephew, Herb Tisher

  • Helmut Fandrich says:

    For my contributions to the legacy of my cousin Lucian, I describe some meaningful experiences with Lucian and Herta as young people in some of the books I’ve written. Reading them I’m sure Herta as well as her children and grandchildren will find their action and photos intriguing. For example in my 1955 book page 51:
    Leaning on old apple trees Lucian Egert and I talked about our lives, often seriously, sometimes hilariously, but not for long. We had work to do. His father had died four years before so he had to finish building his mother’s house and maintain the orchard. Also he had opened the gate wider to friendship for someone else. He was good at listening but there was no longer the same need to share what he was thinking.
    As a 19-year old, Herta Reich gave Canada the most sincere form of flattery she could when she left Germany. In choosing to immigrate to Canada she was telling the world that Canada was the best place for her to be. Her need for order, her taste for subdued quality clothing, and her desire to become a good spouse, was forged earlier, in the home of her parents in Europe. Then only her mother continued her influence as her father had suffered the ultimate consequence of war, death on the Russian front. After four years in her new homeland she was prepared to put her trust in a man, the down-to-earth, likeable, hard working Lucian Egert. She was about to take him away from his grass-roots passion, the family orchard, and me, to move him to the big city, Vancouver.
    Please send me an email address to let me know where to send the PDF excerpts with photos if anybody is interested.

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