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KREITZ, Edgar “Eddy”

Edgar Kreitz went to his heavenly home on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at the age of 80 years. He was born in Germany on May 12, 1940. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Christel; daughters Brenda Quintana (Yuri) of Boston and Rita Clarke (Brad) of Kelowna; and his beloved grandsons: Logan, Nicolas, and Kenny.  He is also survived by his brothers: Walter (Helga), Gert (Edith), and Dieter (Uta); and numerous nephews and nieces.  He was predeceased by his parents Ewald and Lina Kreitz, and his oldest brother Werner (Annemarie).  Edgar & Christel emigrated from Germany to Kelowna in 1966 and enjoyed living in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Edgar owned his own business as an electrical contractor, volunteered many hours at his church, and was always ready to lend a helping hand to his daughters, friends & neighbors. He took up sailing at the age of 50 and delighted in the weekly races at the yacht club and leisure sailing with his wife on weekends and holidays.  Edgar loved to spend time with his grandsons, enjoyed attending their sporting events, and traveling with them.  Edgar’s spirit, full of love, joy and adventure will be dearly missed. He will live forever in our hearts.  Our gratitude and thanks go to Dr. Daniel Obedkoff and Patti Flansburg, to the staff at Central Okanagan Hospice House, to Pastor Patricia Giannelia, and to our many caring friends. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edgar’s memory can be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA), hospicecoha.org, or a charity of your choice.

The Memorial Service will be Livestreamed on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 10:00 am, see the box below to view the service. Due to COVID restrictions, the Memorial Service will be by invitation only.

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  • Victor and Rita Quintana says:

    Dear Christel, Brenda, Rita and family, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Eddy, especially in these trying times. We remember Eddy fondly when he came to Waterloo for Brenda’s and Yuri’s wedding. Very jovial, full of life and a great smile. We are praying for him and for all of you, Bless you all and may you be at peace knowing that he is resting in the caring and loving arms of God.

    Vic, Rita, Stephanie, Cam and Jessica

  • Len McFarlane says:

    Eddie’s name will always brings me back to the many enjoyable Wednesday summer evenings we spent together on his boat in Okanagan Lake and the beer and fries afterwards. Good memories.

    • Jean and Michael Kant Marcus and Christina says:

      It was a lovely service. I’m sorry we couldn’t be there in n person but I’m very glad to be a part of an online service. Hugs from a far for now

  • Gunter and Sheila Lavallier says:

    Eddy was appreciated as a great guy and good neighbour in the North Clifton area. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the family.

  • Diana E. Bishop says:

    My Deepest and Heartfelt Sympathy to the Family! ! Losing a member of Family (Father) is always hard ! But know this ..He is in Heaven looking down upon you and protecting all of you with his surrounding LOVE ! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!

  • Sigrid und Uli, Oliver und Familie, Lars und Familie (Berlin) says:

    Liebe Christel, dir und deinen Kindern mit Familien sagen wir herzliches Beileid zum Tod von Eddi. Gerne denken wir an die vielen Begegnungen mit euch Beiden, besonders aber an unsere gemeinsamen Ferien in Österreich. Wir wünschen Dir, liebe Christel, mehr Gesundheit und viel Kraft für die kommende Zeit.
    Dein Bruder und alle Mattissecks aus Berlin

  • Karen Stiewe says:

    The world has lost a kind and loving man. I was so sorry to hear of Eddy’s passing. Eddy and Crystal were my neighbors for over 20 years. He was always there to help me with electrical and other handyman issues whenever I needed it without question and as much as I offered, would never accept a dime for his work. My sincere condolences to Crystal, Rita, Brenda and family. He will be sadly missed but his spirit and smile will live on in our hears.

  • Lothar Schumann says:

    Liebe Christel,Brenda und Rita, ich spreche euch mein tief empfundenes Beileid aus. Gerne denke ich an meinen Besuch in Canada zurück, wo ich mit meinem Freund noch einmal schöne Wochen erleben durfte.
    Ich bedanke mich herzlich für eure Benachrichtigungen und wünsche euch viel Kraft für die kommende Zeit.
    Herzliche Grüße von Lothar aus Berlin/Germany

  • Gerhard und Erika Engels says:

    Liebe Christel, unsere Gedanken sind bei Dir und Deiner Familie. Wir haben den Gottesdienst und die Trauerfeier verfolgt und sind sehr berührt. Wir wünschen Euch allen viel Kraft und Gottes Segen.
    Gerd und Erika

  • James and Ruth Buenting says:

    Our hearts go out to you, Christel and your family, on the passing of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Jim and I are so sorry. May you find hope and confidence in the Risen Christ who shares your grief and sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn and recall a treasure trove of heartfelt memories. God bless and keep you in the coming days and years. Peace and Grace,
    James and Ruth (Buenting)

  • Waltraut Grossman says:

    This Is Ralf Jahntz and old friend of Kristel and Eddie. Very sorry for your loss. My mother Waltraut Grossman has no way to contact you. If Kristel could call my mother at her own convenience my mother would greatly appreciate that. 250-762-9107. Once again very sorry for your loss.

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