On November 17, 2015 at the age of 89, Helmut passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus. He is predeceased by
Ursula, his dear wife and the love of his life for 64 years, his parents, one brother, four sisters and granddaughter Lisa.
He is survived by his sons Ron (Gloria) Fanslau, Harry
Fanslau; his daughters Norma Anderson, Elenor (Dave)
Hansum, all of Kelowna; his grandchildren Andy (Joya) Fanslau, Aaron (Sarah) Fanslau, Jonah (Ashley) Anderson, Jodi Anderson, Jeff (Donna) Hansum and Jordan (Julia) Hansum. His legacy lives on in his nine great grandchildren. Our lives were blessed by this wonderful man, a true gentleman, devoted father, loving grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Marty Steinruck for taking exceptional care of our Dad and to the palliative nurses for their care and compassion in his final days. Special thanks to his daughter Elenor, who once again provided love and support around the clock, as she did for our Mom.Visitation for family and close friends will be held on Monday, November 23, 2015 from 1 – 2 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna followed by a Graveside Service at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Avenue. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1W 3N4. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to General World Missions care of Evangel Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.