Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the age of 83. Predeceased by his dear parents Pauline and Franz Kellner, sister Anneliese, and brother Theodor.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Jean of 53 years. Devoted father of Therese, cherished grandfather of Lauren. Beloved brother of Fritz (Thea) and Konrad who is residing in the United States, and brother in law of Elli and Amy (Fred Chwola). He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, and nephews, extended family and friends. Erich was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada in 1951. He enjoyed his full life while living in Oak Bay in the 60’s and eventually moving to Sooke in the early 70’s where he found great pleasure managing his hobby farm, tending to his animals and fulfilling his love of gardening.
Many thanks to all the wonderful staff; nurses and care aids that spent so many hours devoting their time to Erich and his family. We also wish to thank the staff at Ayre Manor Lodge for their exceptional care and support and Dr. E Anderson for her care of Erich during the past difficult years. It was Erich’s request that no funeral service be held. A family gathering with be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to SPCA Victoria Branch Friendly Neighbor Fund, 3150 Napier Lane, Victoria, BC, V8T 4V5, or to a charity of your choice.