March 29, 1954 — May 7, 2022
It is with the deepest sorrow, that we as a family, announce the passing of a truly special and much loved husband, father and grandfather, who left this world all too soon.
Erwin passed away May 7, 2022, peacefully in his sleep, after many years battling heart disease.
He was a devoted husband, had a special loving bond with his three children, and was thrilled and overjoyed to be called Opa by the 5 grandchildren he so truly adored. He also leaves behind a large extended family both in Canada and in Germany.
Erwin immigrated to Canada from his beloved homeland of Germany in 1975 looking for adventure. He began a career in the Aircraft manufacturing and Automotive Industries that would span over 40 years that began in Toronto, ON and eventually lead him, and his family, to Kelowna, BC in 1992. He had a superior work ethic and was liked and admired by all those that he worked with through the years.
His passions in life included music, books, travel, and good food & wine, but most importantly, to be surrounded by and spend his time with family and the many friends he made throughout the years. He was a joyful, peaceful, loving soul that will be terribly missed by all those that had the true pleasure of knowing him during his short but happy life.
Erwin’s memory will be cherished by Ramona, his wife of 43 years; his children Kristopher (Kendall), Stefan (Ashley), & Bianca; his grandchildren Adelaide, Daxen, Alina, Felix, & Ethan; his siblings Richard (Beate), Rita (Andreas), and Marika (Uwe); his nephews Johannes, Sebastian & Lukas; his mother-in-law Christine Till; and many more extended family members, as well as dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents Herbert & Pauline Schuster and his father-in-law Peter Till.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to a charity of your choice in Erwin’s memory.
A Funeral Service will be held on WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2022, at 4:00 PM (PDT), at 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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