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STADIE, Horst Franz

January 23, 1930 — October 5, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Horst Stadie. Horst is sadly missed by his loving wife, Eva (nee Goetzke), brother Werner, sister Monika, sons Gerald (Barbara), Ralph (Rebecca), Claus (Monique), and 10 grandchildren. Horst was born in Gross Baum, East Prussia. Seeking a better life, he ventured out on his own and immigrated to Canada in 1957, settling in Calgary. In 1960 Horst met the love of his life, Eva, and they married shortly thereafter. They made their home in Calgary where they raised their three sons. A master carpenter, Horst was self-employed in the home construction business as a cabinet maker and builder. In 1990, he and Eva retired in West Kelowna. Opa’s new home quickly became a favourite place for family gatherings. Together with Eva, he passionately nurtured roses, tomatoes, and numerous varieties of fresh fruit in his beautiful garden. He loved to share the fruit of his labour with his family and neighbours. Horst gladly utilized his construction skills to volunteer at Church and in the community. An avid fisherman, Horst could often be found battling rainbow trout on the local lakes. In the winter, even into his 70’s, Opa would be skiing the slopes of Big White trying to keep up with his grandkids. A celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday October 11th at the First Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Horst Stadie may be made directly to First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC.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.”




Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm

First Lutheran Church

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC


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Service Details

The service for STADIE, Horst Franz is scheduled for Friday, October 11, 2013 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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First Lutheran Church

4091 Lakeshore Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Anita says:

    I am so sorry for your loss I am thinking of you, remenber all the good times you had with Horst & it will be easier to get through this dificult time.
    Love to you all.Anitaxx

  • Hans-Christian Frischmuth says:

    In memory of Horst Stadie we send some pictures with him taken during our visit with him and his wife Eva on our trip to Whistler in summer 2011. Another Picture was taken in Ruhleben during FIFa world Championship 2006. On Horst’s and Eva’s to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany they met their niece Kerstin, who came from Switzerland for a short meeting.

    With heartily greetings to EVA, Gary, Ralph and Claus from Monika and Hans-Christian in Berlin/Germany

  • Hans-Christian Frischmuth says:

    Condolence from Monika and Hans-Christian

  • Hans-Christian Frischmuth says:

    Condolence from Monika and Hans-Christian in Berlin/Germany

  • Gunter and Erika Weilandt says:

    Our heartfelt condolences are with the entire Stadie family at this most difficult time.

    We are thinking of you.

    Gunter and Erika

  • Al & Inge Freiter says:

    To the Stadie family: We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Horst and would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to you Eva and all your family. May the Lord be your strength and comfort in the coming days and weeks.

  • Alfred and Ingrid Janz says:

    We will miss Horst,he always was so full of life and happy

  • Rocky & Ellie Janz says:

    We’re very sorry to hear about Horst. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Eva and the rest of the family.

  • Eyrun Eyjolfsdottir says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss… I feel lucky that I got a chance to meet Horst last Christmas, I could tell that he was a very kind and caring grandfather. My condolences to all of you. <3

  • Jack & Edie Hiscock says:

    Eva: We would like to pass on our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your husband and father. We always enjoyed his friendship and company when we lived in Lakeview Heights.

  • Bev England and Michael Tacon says:

    We offer our sincere condolences to Eva, Claus, Gary, Ralph and their families and all their relations.
    We so enjoyed our last time with Horst when he and Eva visited us in Victoria in July.
    We shall especially miss him this Thanksgiving – we have enjoyed many Thanksgivings with him and Eva over the years.
    May his soul rest in peace.
    Bev and Michael

  • Daryl and Cori Janz family says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Stadie family. In addition to Horst and Eva’s time in Calgary, we also fondly remember the odd visit to Kelowna when Horst would pull our children on the boat. Claus would yell directions at him, all of which Host ignored. We hope that you will celebrate with joy the memories that you have, may God wrap you in his arms at this time.

    Love,Daryl, Cori, Rachel, Mark and Brett

  • Familien Werner und Jürgen Stadie und Angehörige says:

    Liebe Eva,lieber Gerry,lieber Ralph,lieber Claus,wir alle waren zutiefst betroffen,als wir vom Tod eures “Opas” erfahren haben!Wie gerne würden wir euch morgen,bei der endgültigen Verabschiedung,zur Seite stehen,doch die Distanz erlaubt uns das leider nicht.Trotzdem werden wir in Gedanken bei euch allen sein und aus der Ferne “lebe wohl” sagen.Wir werden Horst immer als fröhlichen und liebenswerten Menschen in Erinnerung behalten!Eva möchten wir(Jürgen und Sandra),in Kürze,gerne auch noch ein paar persönliche Worte-per Post-schicken;somit verbleiben wir mit sehr traurigen und mitfühlenden Grüßen!P.S.:leider konnten wir unser Beileid nur in Deutsch bekunden,da selbst mein(Sandra) Englisch nicht ausreicht,um unsere Gedanken in Worte zu fassen.Wir hoffen,daß ihr unsere Zeilen trotzdem lesen bzw. übersetzen könnt!

  • Familien Werner und Jürgen Stadie und Angehörige says:

    Horst und Werner auf der Burg Trifels

  • Kerstin Stadie-Loss says:

    Dear Eva, Gary, Ralph and Claus,
    We share your pain and have been deeply hurt that Horst has left forever. As we feel with you, please accept our deepest sympathy and our heartfelt condolences.
    Horst will be sorely missed by his large family across the ocean and his friends. I dare to speak not only for my mother Monika but for all the Stadies over here that your family in Europe tries to support you as best as we can from the distance in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with Horst.
    There is a saying – “Memories are like stars which shine and guide us through our sadness.”
    We do hope that your memories and shared moments together with him can give you some sort of comfort. We know him as a charming, caring and warm-hearted person who loved to laugh and was able to infect others with his zest for life. This is how we will remember him and he will stay in our hearts forever.
    In loving memory of Onkel Horst we send you some pictures taken over the years on Föhr, in Berlin, Bavaria and Canada.
    With love and very warm regards,
    Kerstin & family

  • Kerstin Stadie-Loss says:

    Föhr around 1957

  • Kerstin Stadie-Loss says:

    Bavaria 2008

  • Kerstin Stadie-Loss says:

    Föhr 2004

  • Kerstin Stadie-Loss says:

    Berlin 2006

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  • Kerstin Stadie-Loss says:

    Ruhleben, Berlin 2006

  • Dino & Ruth Sorrentino & family says:

    Dear Mrs. Stadie, Gary, Ralph, Claus and your families. Our condolences on your loss – We were very sorry to hear the news. Judging from the character of the Stadie boys, that I’ve known for many years, it is clear Horst was a great person to learn and grow from.

  • George and Gabriele Nater says:

    Dear EVa and family Sorry to hear about the passing of your dear HORST.Our thoughts are with you
    Gabi and George Nater

  • Rick & Karen Sawchuk says:

    Dear Eva & Family…so sorry to hear the news about Horst. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Your neighbours, Rick, Karen, Tayler & Austen

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