Alfred Von Niederhausern

Alfred Von Niederhausern

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Alfred Von Niederhausern on February 26, 2012 at his home in Sooke.

The sound of his harmonica will now be heard at a higher place. Born in Switzerland December 30, 1921, “Freddie” as many knew him had a wanderlust and came to Canada in 1957.

His wife and family joined him in 1958 settling in the Terrace area. He returned to Switzerland in 1974 to care for his mother. “Freddie” could often be found in the forest making firewood during the years in Switzerland. He returned to Canada in 2004 living in Victoria before moving to Sooke in 2006. He loved to watch the ocean and spent many happy hours at Whiffen Spit.

He was predeceased by his grandson Stephen, daughter Ruth, son Peter, wife Hedwig and great grandson Rowen. Left to mourn his passing are his daughter Ursula (Roger) Lacroix of Sooke, his son John (Heidi) of Terrace, 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren and many friends including his favorite companion “Bussy Bussy” .. The cat!

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local hospice society.

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