Passed away after a long battle against Parkinson’s on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the age of 81. He is survived by his loving wife, Irmgard, of 59 years; daughter Ingrid Stewart; sons Fred and Peter; three grandchildren: Madison Ruckheim, Pete Ruckheim and Alec Stewart; and sister Ruth Wrixon-Becher and her family. A Private Family Service will be held in the Springtime. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2, or the Parkinson Society of BC, 600 – 890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J9.
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