We Remember


January 1, 1970 — May 29, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved husband, father and grandfather on Friday, August 31, 2012 in Kelowna on the eve of a blue moon.

Willy will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Maria; daughter Silvia (Martin) grandchildren Genevieve, Andre, Stephane, Albert and Christophe; son Albert (Tammy), grandson Dante; son Walter (Cheryl), grandchildren Christina and Graham; son Tony (Terri) and grandchildren Sophia and Alex. Willy was predeceased by his Son, Walter’s wife Cheryl.

Willy came to Canada from Germany after WWII to start a new life. He met and married Maria when they were new Canadians learning English. They embraced the many opportunities and the beauty of this land. Willy was a keen lover of nature, a passionate hunter and an avid fisherman of both fresh and salt water. He enjoyed visiting family and friends, nurturing in them his love of nature. In later life he traveled extensively to many parts of the world. Nearer to home, he enjoyed reading, tying fishing flies, dancing, playing his harmonica, chess, billiards, and the German national game of skat. Willy had a sharp wit and great sense of humour, and he will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Willy was a man of great discipline, courage and strength of character, and these qualities left a lasting impression with all who met him.

Interment will take place on Saturday September 8, 2012 at 9:30 am in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave., with a memorial service and reception to follow at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road both in Kelowna.

Saturday September 8, 2012 at 9:30 am

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery,

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