Gerhard- George Wiens passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital on April 19th 2011. He was born November 19th 1925 in Irapuato, Guna, Juato, Mexico where he lived with his family for about a year and a half. From there he moved to Dalmeny, Saskatchewan and then after a year he moved to Wembley-Grand Prairie, Alberta where he resided until 1963. After 38 years of living in the prairies George moved to Vernon where he would live for 41 years, until 2004 when he moved to Kelowna. George spent his life working as an Automotive Mechanic where he was employed with Windsor Motors in Grand Prairie Alberta, and Siglet Brothers and Trilake Lincoln Mercury, which were both in Vernon. In the late 70’s George become self-employed until 1991 when he decided it was time to retire.
George will forever be remembered by his loving son, Berry, granddaughter Amanda (Glen) and grandson Corey (Justine). He is further survived by his siblings Helena (John) Sawatzky, Mary (Abe) Konrad, Margaret (Issac) Sawatzky, Henry (Darling) Wiens as well as extended family and friends.
George was predeceased by his wife Erna, to whom he was married to for 55 years, his parents Kornelius and Wilhelmine and his siblings: Kornelius (Tina) Wiens and John Wiens.
In George’s early teens he became a Christian and was baptized. George was a good provider for his family and had a great sense of a humor. He was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed numerous hours of hunting. Once George retired he spend countless hours growing flowers and vegetables. Through his lifetime he enjoyed entertaining guests, with his wife, which included people from all over the world who came to their house, through Mennonite Your Way. George also found pleasure in traveling in Western Canada and Western United States.
Friend and family are invited to attend A Memorial Service on Friday April 29th, 2011, at 10:00 at Valleyview Funeral Home, 165 Valleyview Road, Rutland, BC, with Pastor Jack MacLaughlin officiating. An Inurnment will follow at 3:00 pm at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Kelowna General Hospital, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1T2. The special thanks to all the staff at KGH for taking exceptional care of George in his last days and keeping the immediate family well informed.
Condolences may be sent to the family through www. Mem.com.
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC