May 25, 2019
It is with heavy hearts and much sadness that the family of Arno Kreutz announce his passing in the early hours of Saturday, May 25, 2019. He passed peacefully in his sleep at the age of 89. He is survived by his loving wife, Wally (Waltraud) of 61 years. Children: Tom (Lois), Heide (Don), Heinz (Kathy), Grandchildren: Haley, Spencer, and Courtney. Numerous nieces and nephews in Canada and Germany. He was born in Germany and immigrated to Canada in the mid 1950’s. He first settled in Brandon, Manitoba where he met and married the love of his life, Wally (Waltraud Walter), also from Germany. While in Brandon he worked in modern dairies, and construction.
Later he returned to school and received his certification as a Registered Orderly, then worked in the Assiniboine Hospital also in Brandon. He moved his family to Kamloops, BC in 1967, where he continued to work as an orderly in Royal Inland Hospital. He retired at the age of 58 after working many years at the McArthur Island Sports Centre. He spent his retirement years, together with his wife, in Barriere, BC. Arno was always a hard worker and took great pride in all his jobs. Over the years, he built three homes for his family to enjoy. He loved fishing, camping, travel, tinkering in the garage, or working on their acreage. In later years, he spent much time playing cards or board games with Wally and friends. Arno gave countless volunteer hours helping to build the Barriere Seniors Hall. He distributed fresh water and ice in the aftermath of the fire which swept through Barriere and surrounding communities in 2003. He was a noble man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He will forever remain in our hearts.
Please join the family for a Celebration of Arno’s Life Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2 pm. Barriere Seniors Hall – 4433 Barriere Town Road Barriere, British Columbia.
Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com Drake Cremation And Funeral Services (250) 674-3030.
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