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Manfred Heinz Gros

May 21, 1934 - December 24, 2011


GROS, Manfred Heinz

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house there are many mansions. John 14:2
Manfred Gros died peacefully at the East Kootenay Hospital on Saturday, December 24, 2011 at the age of 77 years. He was born in Villingen, Germany in 1934 to the late Heinrich Gros and the late Anna Munding. He immigrated to Canada in 1956 where he met and married Meta Mantei, his wife of nearly 54 years. He is the beloved father of Monica (Don) Dahl, Marcella (Martin) Weber, Marvin (Heidrun) Gros and Michael (Tara) Gros. He is the proud and loving grandfather of Steffyn (Reshina) Schimann, Daniella (Cory) McEwan, Torian Schimann, Alexandra Gros, Drew Everett, Natasha Gros, Maxwell Gros and Sophia Gros, and doting great-grandfather to August McEwan and Lily McEwan. He is survived, and will be dearly missed, by his three brothers Berndt (Carol) Gros, Joachim Buetzer and Ruediger (Isabell) Gros. He will be fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces and countless friends.
Manfred was the owner of the Shuswap Bakery in Salmon Arm, BC, and the Country Bakery in Armstrong, BC, where he built a community reputation for quality European baked goods, wedding cakes and gourmet chocolates. He was also an accomplished musician who played many instruments including the violin, guitar, saxophone, trumpet and harmonica. He passed this love of music as a lasting legacy to his children, grandchildren and many friends. His family also remembers his innate ability to bond with animals, and his great fondness for his many pet dogs and horses. Most of all, he is loved and remembered for his warmth, generosity and humour.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be sincerely appreciated by the family.


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From: Valley Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Valley Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Cal and Edith Thiessen
Relation: neighbour and friend

Our sympathies to Meta, Marvin and the rest of the family. Your father was an awesome man and we enjoyed our times together here in Creston,especially the trip we took together to Nakusp to meet Marvins. Please accept our condolences

From: Lee & Joyce Hiltz
Relation: Cousin to Tara, Michael's wife.

On behalf of the Hiltz family in Chester, Nova Scotia, Ameila, Lee and Barry offer deep condolences to the Gros family. Our prayers are with you, Michael and your entire family. Your Dad is at peace in the Lord!

From: Horst & Luise Eberhardt
Relation: friend

Dear Meta and family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives. May God be with you and console you as no other can do. We can still picture Manfred as he stood in front of the congregation with his musical instrument and beautiful voice bringing joy to all of us. May the good and happy times you shared with your loved one stay with you and comfort you.
Horst & Luise Eberhardt

From: mike & melanie reimer
Relation: friend and former neighbour

our sympathies to you, Meta, Marvin & Heidrun, Alexandra, Natasha, and the rest of your family. Your father was a great man. Always enjoyed our visits with him. We know you will miss him and we will be praying for your comfort during this hard time.

From: Erich und Rita Henschel
Relation: Friends

Liebe Meta, unser herzlinnigstes Beileid zum Heimgang Deines lieben Manfreds Dir und allen Deinen lieben Kindern.
Der Herr Jesus segne und troeste Euch.
Wir gedenken Euer im Gebet und gruessen Euch herzlich
Rita und Erich Henschel

From: Joyce (Derhousoff) Tucker
Relation: Used to be neighbour on Blewett Rd

Meta, Monica, Marcella, Marvin and Michael.
It’s nice to have found you, all these years after your family moved from Blewett. But it would have been much nicer to find you all under better circumstances.

I’m deeply saddened to learn of Manfred’s passing. I have very fond memories of (Manfred) Mr. Gros. I remember the incredible birthday cakes he provided our family. I have very happy memories of the years we spent together as neighbours. My Mom still lives in the same house in Blewett.

My condolences to you all.
Your family is in my prayers.
Joyce (Derhousoff) Tucker.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 31, 2011
Beginning at 11:00am

Nakusp Lower Cemetery

Nakusp, BC Canada V0G1R0

Nakusp, BC Canada V0G1R0


Date & Time:
December 31, 2011
Beginning at 10:30am

Chapel of Valley Funeral Home Ltd.
101 Nelson Avenue
Nakusp, BC Canada V0G1R0

101 Nelson Avenue
Nakusp, BC Canada V0G1R0

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