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Born January 18, 1934 and passed away on June 12, 2013 at the age of 79.  Survived by his loving wife Erika of almost 60 years; four sons: Peter, Fred (Gaby) and their children: Philip, Mario and Raoul; Gordon and Allan; brother Franz Zimmermann (Annelise) and sister Aloisia Schaefer (Horst).  Henry was an active and busy person.  He worked for 32 years at Inland Cement in Edmonton.  Henry was owner of the German Magazine Agency (Lesezirkel Zimmermann); his specialty was selling advertising.  In his leisure time, he enjoyed Lake Nakamun.  Henry’s dream of retiring in the Okanagan came true and also spent his winters in Yuma, Arizona.  In his last three years, he treasured his time at Missionwood Retirement Resort and loved all the wonderful friendly people there.  A special thank you from the family to the Palliative Care Program, the nurses at Kelowna General Hospital and the staff at the Missionwood Retirement Resort.  Henry embraced life and everyone around him.  His loving sense of humour and kind heart made everyone feel special.  A celebration of Henry’s life will be held on Sunday, June 16th at 11:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.  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.”

Sunday, June 16th at 11:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for ZIMMERMANN, Henry Josef is scheduled for Sunday, June 16th at 11:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Fred & Joyce Lang says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. We shall forever remember Henry’s smile, generosity, kindness and interesting stories. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  • Louis & Lorene Schaaf says:

    May memories treasured in your heart
    of times that were most dear, bring you
    comfort and help to keep your loved one ever near.
    We will remember Henry as a wonderful, generous neighbor at Nakamun Lake.
    Extending our deepest sympathy to you,
    Erika and to your family,
    Louis, Lorene Schaaf and family

  • Darlene Scott says:

    Zimmermann Family

    Condolences from the Scott family. Robert Scott who passed away May 29, 2009 worked with Henry at Inland Cement for many years.

  • Gary&Betty Platt and family says:

    Dear Erika and family
    We were very saddened to learn of Henry’s passing. We have been remembering alot of the happy times we shared with you at Nakamun.
    Our sincerest sympathy
    Gary & Betty Platt , Rick & Jesse

  • Maureen Wesley says:

    Erika, Peter, Fred, Gordon and Al,

    Henry was a bigger-than-life gentleman who will remain a big presence in your lives forever. I’m thinking of you all and hope you find solace and even joy in each other’s company as you send him off with love.


  • Fred & Susan Hartman says:

    Dear Erika & Family;
    The sad news of Henry’s passing
    reached us via Edmonton Journal.
    Although no words of sympanthy
    can ease the loss you bear,still
    may you find some comfort and strength in the memories, and the good life you and Henry shared, but also in the thought that others care.Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time of mourning.
    Our Sincerest Sympathy.
    Fred & Susan Hartman & Family

  • Diane Kneller says:

    My heart goes out to you and your family Gord..

    Hugs Diane

  • jeannine Zein George Wlson says:

    Dear Ericka….Sadly enough I was too late hearing about Henry’s passing to attend his farewell…He was a people’s person…knowledgeable in every field…his love of family and especially for you Ericka the love of his life.What fun did we have in Edmonton….skiing the Alberta slopes ..how we loved his joie de vivre…He has now joined another great soul up in our spiritual world my dear late Frank…Happy trails you two…love Jeannine

  • Isabelle Faulkner says:

    Dear Erika,
    I am thinking of you at this time, and wanted to tell you that Henry brightened my day whenever I saw him. He was always so happy and caring and kind.
    Both of you together were like a ray of sunshine to me.
    I am so glad that I met you both.
    Isabelle Faulkner
    (former front desk at Missionwood Retirement Resort)

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