It is with great sadness we announce the passing of a loving husband, proud father, amazing Papa, and friend to all that knew him. Conrad passed away after a lengthy illness with all the dignity and poise of the man he was.
Conrad was predeceased by Gisela in 2013, his loving wife of 66 years. He is survived by 3 daughters,
Marianne, Marilyn (Doug) Fell, Debbie (Tom) MacDonald, and the joys of his life, his granddaughters Lyndsey and Sarah. He is also survived by his much loved nieces and nephews in Germany, and was very proud that they all were able to visit us in Canada.
He was born in Stettin, Germany, the youngest of 3 brothers and one sister. In 1951, accompanied by his young wife Gisela and daughter Marianne, he immigrated to
Canada. After 3 years in the lower mainland the family settled in Port Edward where Dad worked for Nelson Brothers Fisheries (later to be called BC Packers) for 33 years. It was while living in Port Edward daughters Marilyn and Debbie were born.
In 1965 Dad and Mom built their dream home in Terrace. He continued to commute to his job on the coast for the next 22 years. Dad retired in 1987 to enjoy his home and beautiful garden, family and friends.
Conrad loved the Pacific Northwest and, along with his family and friends, spent many of his years fishing, picnicking and camping at the many lakes and rivers. Lakelse River was a favourite!
Dad also leaves a legacy of love for his City being a founding member and Treasurer of the Greater Terrace Beautification Society (GTBS) since 1988. His vision for the City included the creation of the Grand Trunk Pathway (Millennium Trail). It is now the centerpiece of Terrace that is used and admired through all four seasons. He was so proud of the GTBS and all their goals and accomplishments.
A special thanks to all the caregivers at Mills Memorial Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and Terrace Home Support, as well as Dr.’s Mohammed and Lim.
A celebration of Conrad’s life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted to the GTBS or charity of your choice.
We will always love and miss you Dad!