Dr. G.H. (Hans) Dorgelo

October 9, 1922 – October 13, 2014

Hans Dorgelo, surrounded by his loving family, passed away peacefully October 13, 2014 in Nelson BC.

Hans was a loving father, grandfather and pediatrician who cared deeply about helping those around him – whether by treating sick children, or by telling silly jokes with a twinkle in his eye, he made people laugh. Hans’ creativity led to a deep appreciation of the arts – he painted, sketched and loved theatre, concerts and classical music.

To Hans, work was a form of therapy. He had tremendous energy and will. He would often work long hours and during vacations would never sit still – often gardening or “puttering” at the family cottage in Nelson for most of the day.

Hans, predeceased by his wife Ria Dorgelo and their son Clifford, will be greatly missed by his three children Margot (Ken), Harold (Sandra), Eric (Lisa), and his seven grandchildren who he loved so dearly: Jeremy, Keira (Roman), Cassandra, Brandon, Sarah, Kristin, and Ryan.

We would like to thank the staff at Mountain Lakes, and especially Laurie, for the loving care they extended to our father.

A Celebation of life will be held for Hans on January 3, 2015 in Nelson BC. at 2:30 p.m in the Hume Room at the Hume Hotel.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.


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