Herman William Gebhardt (von Nordhausen)

Herman William Gebhardt (von Nordhausen)

Gebhardt (von Nordhausen), Herman William. Our beloved husband, father and opa passed away in Kelowna, B.C. after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, May 19th, 2011. Herman will be sadly missed by his loving wife Carole, daughters Christine (Mitch) Bailey of Chandler AZ; Dorothy (Scott) Gebhardt-Bell of Toronto ON; Lisa (Irwin) Buskermolen of Kelowna BC and Laurel (Joe) Zupo of St. Catharines ON; sons Chris Rennie and Family of Brampton ON, Paul Rennie of Toronto ON; grandchildren Jacqueline and Ryan Bailey of Chandler AZ, sisters Ruth Hansen of Hamburg Germany and Brunhilde (Max Staebler) Deschell of Guatemala. Predeceased by his father Herman Willi Gebhardt, mother Thea Vera Marie Gebhardt (nee von Nordhausen); brother Holger and sisters Ilse and Edith. Born in Hamburg Germany, September 22, 1936, Herman was a long time employee of CN Rail and Transport Canada , and served in the RCAF Reserve, hence his passion for trains and planes. In retirement, he served as a Commissionaire and was a community volunteer. He was also most proud of his other “children”, the Kelowna Rockets Hockey Team. He treasured his time working as an usher at their home games. We would like to thank the kindness and support of the wonderful volunteers and staff at the Kelowna Hospice House for making Herman’s final journey one of comfort and peace. There will be no service. The family requests donations to be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna B.C.. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, B.C. Phone: 250-762-2299


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