Hugo Gehrmann (Opa) passed away quietly on the evening of July 7, 2011 at Kootenay Lake Hospital.
Hugo was born in Mehlsack, Germany on July 31, 1923. He and his family immigrated to Nelson, from Bochum Germany, on June 22, 1957. He spent his career working for the City of Nelson. He enjoyed travelling in later years, but was always glad to return to Nelson as he considered this community his home and the best place on earth.
Hugo was predeceased by his spouse Anna Elizabeth April 21, 1991, and son Harold Joseph August 10, 1998. He is survived by his daughters, Hanna (Al) Slusarenko, Judy (Ugo) Porco, and daughter-in-law Carole Gehrmann. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, as well as many close friends. He will be dearly missed but not forgotten.
Cremation has taken place, and a private graveside service will be held July 23, 2011 at the Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, family and friends can make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 292, Nelson, BC, V1L 5P9.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
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