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Klaus Gerhardts

March 9, 1936 - October 17, 2021


Klaus Gerhardts March 9, 1936 – October 17, 2021

After a brief illness, our dear husband, dad and Opa passed away at his home in the woods.

After spending his early years in Germany, Klaus moved to Canada in 1959. There he was reunited with, and later married his schatz, Erika.

The two of them embraced their lives in Canada and walked confidently in the direction of their dreams. With a brief time in Winnipeg, those dreams took them west to Calgary where they raised their daughter and son. Once the kids had grown and took their own first steps towards their dreams, Klaus and Erika took on a new adventure and moved to Fauquier, British Columbia.

On the Arrow Lakes they built their home, grew a garden and joined a community of like-minded friends. Their enjoyment of their simple and largely self-sustaining life was only surpassed by the arrival of and frequent visits of their four grandchildren.

Klaus felt like he had landed in paradise and couldn’t have imagined a better life for himself. In his heart he knew the 62 years he shared with Erika, to be his blessing.

To those who walked with Klaus, Erika and our family, we thank you. Over the past few weeks, your care, calls, visits, flowers, cards and words have meant the world to us.

We also want to say a special thanks to all those who cared for and were so kind to Klaus in the Arrow Lakes Hospital and Kootenay hospital region. We are forever grateful.

In lieu of a service, Klaus would have encouraged us to walk among the trees.


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