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LEHMANN, Bruno Karl

Loving husband and Father, Bruno Karl Lehmann, 88, of Kelowna, British Columbia passed away in the early morning of Friday, January 29, 2021, peacefully in his home with his family and loved ones by his side.

Bruno passed of old age, and finally lost his battle with congestive heart failure.

Bruno grew up in Harburg,  Germany, a suburb of Hamburg, and was the eldest of the four Children of Karl and Annie Lehmann.  Bruno met, married and devoted his entire life to his beautiful wife Elfie whom he met after the Second World War.  They married on December 4, 1953 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, after immigrating to Canada earlier that same year.  They shared 67 loving years together.

Bruno was born December 18, 1932 in Hamburg, Germany, and is survived by the love of his life, Elfriede Marie Lehmann, his four children Ellen, Ralph, Sandy and Garry, Grandchildren Ashley, Bradley, Adison, Christopher, Justin, Alanna and Amber, all of their partners, as well as Great Grand Children Haydin and Adeline.  Bruno is also survived by his best friend, confidant and protege, Thomas Ingram.

Bruno was a devoted father and husband who always taught others to appreciate life, the beauty of nature, and the value of meaningful relationships.  Together Bruno and Elfie dedicated their entire lives to the nurturing and fostering of their beautiful family.  They could often be seen gliding across a dance floor, camping in the mountains on weekends, or travelling to far-off lands, as both he and Elfie had an abiding love for history, culture and the outdoors.  This was often expressed through song, dance, laughter, and he possessed a sharp wit, which everyone appreciated.  He treasured time with family and friends, and he and Elfie always acted as exemplary models of happiness and ambassadors of love as the Patriarch and Matriarch’ of the family.

Bruno will surely be missed, but will never be forgotten.  He has taught us all love, courage, forgiveness, patience, and invaluable lessons that will live on forever through all of us in our memories.

We love you so much Dad.  May you rest in eternal peace, may you walk in the glorious gardens of heaven, and visit us all often in our memories until we meet again.  You will never be forgotten.  You are and always have been the Godfather of the family.

You have touched the lives of all of us, and you truly are “The man, The myth, The legend…”

Due to the current pandemic restrictions, a private Celebration of Life will be held to honour Bruno. However, the family would like to invite all who want to pay their respects to join by Livestream on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 1:00 PM. A recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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