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Eichhorst, Carl Reineke

Date of Death: March 4, 2019

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Eichhorst, Carl Reineke

Carl Eichhorst was born June 22, 1924 in Redvers, Saskatchewan.  He was the youngest of five children.  Carl grew up on a farm during the Great Depression.  After completing grade 11, he left high school to take over operating the family farm since his father was in poor health and his brother had joined the RCAF during WW II.  Soon after, he purchased the homestead and began farming on his own.  He built up a dairy farm by purchasing a herd of purebred jersey cows.

In 1953, Carl married the love of his life, Mary Woodward.  They raised two daughters and one son and lived on the farm until 1960 when they relocated to the town of Redvers and Carl embarked on a career change.  He trained as an accountant and was hired by the Redvers Co-op where he worked for twenty-eight years.  Carl was a compassionate and tolerant man who enjoyed spending time with his family, playing the piano, curling, and gardening.

Before and after retirement in 1989, Carl and Mary spent numerous enjoyable hours attending estate and auction sales where they acquired many beautiful antique items.  In 2010, Carl and Mary moved to Nakusp, BC to be closer to their daughters.

Carl was predeceased by his loving wife of almost sixty one years, as well as by his parents and all of his siblings.  He is survived by his children:  Judy and Doug Switzer, Colleen and Bob Ruttenberg, and Jeff and Helga Eichhorst.  He also leaves to mourn his grandchildren: Jesse (Kristine), Kate (Graham), Taylor (Brandy), Nick, Alec (Anna) and Sam (Angela) and his great grandchildren Kieryan, Shale, Andrew and Isobel.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Carl’s memory to

Halcyon Assisted Living Society, Box 100, Nakusp, BC  V0G 1R0

where Carl received fabulous care and compassion.

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From: Valley Funeral Home

Valley Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lois Duke

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From: Sandra Golan
Relation: former neighbour

Dear Family, remembering your father and mother from Redvers. I had many good visits with them while I visited my parents, Sincerely Sandra (Smith)

From: Julie and Garry
Relation: He was my uncle

Thinking of you, my cousins. It’s hard to say goodbye to our parents. Your mom and dad were always so kind, interesting and interested . I loved spending time with them. Your dad always was ready for a visit. He loved telling a story about his antiques- I was amazed by his knowledge. He also was very proud of his family. He loved to update us on what his kids and grandkids were up to. We will miss him. He was a remarkable man. Sending our love.

From: Lloyd Meyer

Jeff – our sincere condolences on your loss

From: Elwin & Donna Woodward
Relation: cousin

So sorry to hear about Carl. We will miss his phone calls and Christmas letters. He lived a good, long life, and now has been reunited with Mary.

From: Randy Johns
Relation: Family Friend

Condolences to the family. Carl and Mary were great friends for my mom and dad. Now they can have coffee together again.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Carl’s memory to

Halcyon Assisted Living Society, Box 100, Nakusp, BC  V0G 1R0

where Carl received fabulous care and compassion.

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