It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gunter Oldendorf on September 22, 2015 at the age of 78 at Cascade Hospice. He was born May 1, 1937, in Hamburg, Germany, and immigrated to Canada in 1957. He worked in logging camps near Prince George, BC, and then moved to Prince Rupert where he worked in the sawmill industry, later becoming a millwright in the pulp mill. In 1962 he married Doris and they spent the majority of their married lives in Prince Rupert and moved to Chilliwack in 2009. He will be remembered for his many years of foster parenting, generosity, and homemade sugar cookies. He leaves behind to mourn his children Doreen (Ian), Fred (Bonnie), grandchildren Cynthia, Tyler (Mel), Stephanie, Jennifer, his brother Gerhard (Antje), sisters Gerda (Ken), and Marianne (Thomas). He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Doris, only 17 days earlier, his mother, Martha Kunze, and his sister, Erika. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 4 at First Avenue Christian Assembly, 46510 First Ave, Chilliwack, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International of Canada. Online condolences may be offered at www.woodlawn-mtcheam.ca.
Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home
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