With deep sadness we
announce the passing on September 6, 2011 of
Alfred Adolf Gatzke:
grandfather, brother, uncle and friend; pre-deceased by his father, Leo, mother
Wanda and brother, Don. Lovingly remembered by his wife of 48 years
Eleanor, his two sons Richard (Adrienne) and David
(Caroline) and his 3 beloved grandsons Spencer, Oliver and Cole, along with many friends and relatives, including
brothers Arnold (Eleanor), Bernie (Helen) and sister Eileen McCarthy. Alf was born in Vernon in 1932 and raised in Oyama on the Gatzke Farm, where he worked in the
orchard. He received his B.S.P. degree from UBC in 1960 and opened his own Pharmacy in Kelowna which he and
Eleanor ran for over 25 years. He was active in the
community where he enriched the lives of youths through his coaching of baseball and hockey and was an active member of the Kinsmen and Capri Rotary clubs. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his love of life, quick wit, strong work ethic, determination and character. Service of remembrance will be held at 11am on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alf’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully
accepted, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna,
BC V1Y 9M9.
Condolences may be sent to the family by
visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.