“In loving memory of Herbert Metzmeier: faithful husband, dedicated father and proud Opa. Born in Kuppenheim, Germany in 1926 to Theodor and Bertha Metzmeier, he is pre-deceased by his brother Theodor, his two sisters: Irmengard & Gertrude, and his loving wife and companion of 37 years, Elizabeth Metzmeier (nee: Kaiser, 2004).
Immigrating to Canada in 1951 Herb (as he was known to his friends) moved to Penny, BC where he lived for 10+ years. These were wondrous years, full of trapping, fishing, hunting and living in the wilds of northern BC. Some of Herb’s exploits as a hunter are documented in the book “Grizzly Bear Mountain.”
Herb moved to Terrace in the early 60’s where he worked in the bush as a ‘faller’ for the rest of his working life. He also had many hidden talents, from woodworking and finished carpentry, to cooking and baking traditional ‘old country’ dishes. Many fine pieces of furniture or delicious baking were given as gifts and ‘Christmas traditions’ through the years. Papa (to his kids) was a very private man, but to those of us who knew him, we discovered a generous, genuinely caring man who was deeply loyal & committed to his family.
We will miss your shining, laughing eyes, your bushy eyebrows and the unforgettable stories of your life and experiences here and from the ‘old country.’ May God bless you and keep you…”
The family would like to invite all friends and family to share their memories and stories at a
Family Open-House, to be held Saturday,
April 13 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm,
@ 4919 Davis Avenue.