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Gatzke, Alfred

September 22, 1932 — September 6, 2011


With deep sadness we announce the passing on September 6, 2011 of Alfred Adolf Gatzke: husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend; pre-deceased by his father, Leo, mother Wanda and brother, Don.  Lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years Eleanor, his two sons Richard (Adrienne) and David (Caroline) and his 3 beloved grandsons Spencer, Oliver and Cole, along with many friends and relatives, including brothers Arnold (Eleanor), Bernie (Helen) and sister Eileen McCarthy.  Alf was born in Vernon in 1932 and raised in Oyama on the Gatzke Farm, where he worked in the orchard.  He received his B.S.P. degree from UBC in 1960 and opened his own Pharmacy in Kelowna which he and Eleanor ran for over 25 years. He was active in the community where he enriched the lives of youths through his coaching of baseball and hockey and was an active member of the Kinsmen and Capri Rotary clubs.  He will be remembered by all who knew him for his love of life, quick wit, strong work ethic, determination and character.  Service of remembrance will be held at 11am on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Alf’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully accepted, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.   Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 11:00 am

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

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The service for Gatzke, Alfred is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

2091 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC


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