Eric Neitsch

Eric Neitsch


Eric Neitsch, age 82,

born September 3, 1930, husband of Hedy Neitsch (Dobslaff), his devoted wife of 59 years, passed away peacefully on

April 15th, 2013. Born

in Troshin Poland, Eric

is survived by his

brother Theodore Neitsch (wife Frieda), his sister Freida Steffl (husband Herb), his 3 loving

children, Erica (Leslie) Martel, David Neitsch

and Renee Neitsch (Brad Dahl), grandchildren Benjamin and Jesse Neitsch and their mother Michele. Eric was a

long time resident of Winfield BC, arriving in Canada in 1950 from Germany. Shortly after arriving and getting

married, Eric and Hedy bought their orchard and have

resided there ever since, having their 3 children along

the way.  Eric worked the orchard well into his 70s, and

also had a long 30 year career at BC Growers at the

Winfield packing plant.  Eric loved his trees, spending

many hours on the land over the years while working

his regular job, and with wife Hedy, demonstrated and

instilled hard-working attitudes in his 3 children.  Eric was

a devout Christian, attending Church throughout his life. 

He was a straightforward man who loved the land, his

hockey team (the Boston Bruins), fishing and ice fishing, and most of all his family.  Eric will be remembered for his kind, quiet ways and helping others shine, never seeking

the spotlight but always being a strong presence behind the scenes.  Eric is in God’s hands now and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  The Service will be

officiated by Pastor Lee Loveridge and held at First

Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna on

Friday April 19, 2013 at 10:30 AM.  Reception to follow. 

Eric will be laid to rest at Lakeview Memorial Gardens

Cemetery, 2850 Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, BC.


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