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Walter Hugenschmidt

January 13, 1930 - January 26, 2017


87 years strong!  It was a valiant fight!

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather Walter Hugenschmidt on January 26, 2017, at Evergreen Care Unit.

Walter immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1951, bringing with him a strong, industrious work ethic. With one dollar in his pocket, he knew he would do well.  Speaking only German, he embraced his new life with much zest and vigor and learned a few colourful words along the way.

Predeceased by his loving wife Mary of 61 years, they shared their life together settling in Prince Rupert, BC, then eventually moving to Powell River, BC.  He was also predeceased by his sister Vreni Brandlin from Lorrach, Germany and survived by one sister, Waltruad Heinricher in Westendorf, Austria.

Working was his passion, he was extremely ambitious and worked tirelessly on many projects tor completion, and he had an eye for detail.  He owned and operated his business, Certified Welders, for thirty years with his son Robert (Bob).  He was a master of his craft.  He also worked at MacMillan Bloedel for many years and retired from the mill in 1989.

Left to remember him are his six children Ernst, Karl, Alexander, Elizabeth, Robert, Walter Jr. and grandchildren Patricia, Jennifer, Elaine, Colin, Robert and Darryl, and four great-grandchildren.

There will be a Celebration of His Life, Thursday, February 2, at 1 pm, Stubberfield Funeral Home.

Safe journey Dad, tell Mom we love her and miss her!


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Helen Evans
Relation: Long time acquaintance

We’re in Mexico, so cannot speak to you in person, but we send our condolences to the family, especially Alec.

From: al and irene eisbrenner
Relation: friend of son karl

Karl So sorry to hear of your fathers passing your father and my parents immigrated from Germany in the same year 1951 it was a new beginning for them and life was not allways easy but I know they called kanada their home from then on.our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time, take care al & irene

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 2, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Stubberfield Chapel
7221 Duncan St.
Powell River, BC Canada

7221 Duncan St.
Powell River, BC Canada

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