Kurt KRATZER

Kurt KRATZER

KRATZER; Kurt

Our hearts are heavy as we announce the sudden passing of Kurt Heinz Kratzer from our lives on August 25, 2016. Kurt was born in Naumberg, Germany on April 24, 1935. After many hardships during WWll, his family immigrated to Canada when he was 17 years old and homesteaded in Valleyview, Alberta. As a young man he apprenticed to become an auto body mechanic and later moved to Vancouver, BC. There he met the love of his life, Ella Buchwitz, and they married 1967. The couple settled in Chilliwack, BC and had two daughters. Kurt is survived by Ella, his wife of 49 years, his daughters Rose and Diane, their husbands Jon Boyd and Stuart Morris and his six grandchildren, Nigel, Madeline, Sophie, Aidan, Nolan and Ethan. Kurt was a hard working, generous, and kind husband, father and Opa. He was very involved with his church and always had time to chat or give someone a helping hand. We will miss him immensely but we know this isn’t the end and that one day we will be together again….. A Celebration of Life service will be held at CityLife Church, 46641 Chilliwack Central Road on Saturday, September 10th at 2:00 pm. Reception to follow immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Cyrus Centre via CityLife Church. Online condolences to the family may be made to: www.wiebeandjeskefh.com

Wiebe & Jeske ~ 604.859.5885


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