After a courageous battle with a lengthy illness, it is with sad and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Karl-Heinz Arthur Krause on February 16, 2013 at 78 years of age.
Karl was born in Bremen, Germany and began his working career in printing at the age of 14. He moved to Regina, Saskatchewan at the age of 17 and continued his printing trade. It was in Regina that he met his wife Anita, and they were married in January 1961. The next seven years saw 5 kids and then a move to Vernon, BC in 1969 where he worked at Wayside Press until his retirement in 1999.
He was a well known soccer enthusiast, refereeing soccer and was involved in coaching minor soccer. He was deeply involved with the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans Unit #5, where he became a Life Member. He was also a member of the Vernon Legion.
Karl is survived by his wife Anita, his sister Ursula Winkler of Regina, sisters-in-law, Lorain Heidt of Vernon and Anneliese Boehm of Port Coquitlam, brother-in-law Tony Boehm of Coquitlam, and his 5 children: His sons, Ron (Laurie) of Vernon, Randall (Cindy) of Sherwood Park, Alberta and Robin (Leigh) of Langley, and daughters, Ramona Pattie (Rob) of Salmon Arm and Rhonda from Montreal. He also leaves 10 grandchildren: Darryl, Robbie, Amber, Nick, Chris, Ashley, Dayton, Lindsey, Joel and Darren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Philp, Dr. Armanious, Dr. Hardy, Dr. Naude and hospital staff.
There will be a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Lung Association.
Arrangements were in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com