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POSCHWATTA, Reverend Gerhard

Went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the age of 86.  He leaves behind his loving wife Brunhilde of 19 years and her daughter Gabrielle Wiebe (Rick) of Langley, BC; his daughter Cathy Taubensee (Dan) of Calgary; four sons: Ed (Jami) of Roatan Honduras, Bernie (Erna) of Calgary, Gordon (Karen) of Burns Lake and Norbert (Linda) of Calgary; also survived by 15 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; his extended family; brother and sisters in Christ; friends and neighbours.  Predeceased by his wife Helga, daughter Angela and brother Helmut.  A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 10th at 1:00 pm at Grace Baptist Church, 1150 Glenmore Drive, Kelowna, BC.  Interment will take place in the Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna Gospel Mission, PO Box 22087, Capri P.O., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9N9.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Wednesday, December 10th at 1:00 pm

Grace Baptist Church

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Kelowna Gospel Mission, PO Box 22087, Capri P.O., Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9N9.


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The service for POSCHWATTA, Reverend Gerhard is scheduled for Wednesday, December 10th at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Grace Baptist Church

1150 Glenmore Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Gord and Anita Millar says:

    You are in our prayers. We will remember our visit this past summer as a very special time. God Bless!

  • Beata Krol says:

    I am very sorry for your loss.
    Beata Krol

  • Barb (and Darcy) Funk (previously Lange) says:

    Hey there, this is Barb, Uncle Gerhard’s niece. I remember very clearly as a child, in the midst of a family gathering uncle Gerhard would get on his hands and knees and roughhouse and play with us till we laughed and screamed. We would happily clamber up on his back and he would make some crazy animal noises and join us in our world for a while. Inevitably when he would get tired, he would lay down right on the floor where he was and take a nap while we played around him. One thing that I feel had not changed about him through the years were those big blue eyes that looked at you with kindness and his wide smile that invited you to share about yourself. Later on when I got married, the first to come into my mind to marry us was uncle Gerhard but because of the distance between us we agreed that it would be somewhat difficult . But he dropped what he was doing and flew down anyway so he could say a few words (actually not so few 🙂 ) at our wedding. I will never forget his kindness and the love of God that he showed to those around him. We are all blessed to have known him! My deepest condolences, with much love Barb

  • Helga Rattai says:

    Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Gerald and Helga

  • Karen and Jack Culver says:

    Our heart felt sympathies. We did not know the Reverend but have come to know Ed and Jamie here on Roatan. Ed is a loving, hardworking man and we are sure received those qualities from his father.

  • Kim and Wayne Collens says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, grandfather and husband.You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Grace and Bevin Breitkreuz says:

    We were saddened to hear of Onkel Gerhard’s passing, but also relieved to know that he did not have to suffer long. Grace fondly remembers times spent with her uncle during her childhood, and always felt he really cared and really listened, when he spoke with people. Our condolences to all my cousins and the rest of the family. Grace Breitkreuz (Lange) (niece Of Onkel Gerhard) and Bevin and family.

  • Gabriele Dettweiler says:

    Tante Bruni know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you feel God’s comfort, strength and peace at this time and the days ahead. Blessings. Love Ross and Gabriele and family

  • Monica Sitles & Helen Rode says:

    Our condolences to the whole family in this loss. I remember pastor Poschwatta officiated my dad’s funeral many years ago, and he just knew how to prepare us and how to speak with deep meaning at the funeral. I will always remember his loving way – and how he understood grief. I hope he runs into my dad, Helmut Rode, in heaven and they have a long chat.

  • Ella Rezansoff says:

    My heart felt sympathy to the family. Pastor Poschwatta was a family friend to my aunt Marta. He was also a pastor and spiritual brother to my mother Mrs. Schmidt. I greatly missed his visits with her after she passed away. He was a wonderful Godly man and pastor.

  • Marvin & Anita Bonn says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear loved one. Pastor Poschwatta has a special place in our hearts. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Blessings!

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