BRATKA, Heinrich Wilhelm
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On November 19, 2013, Heinrich Bratka passed away peacefully at West Coast General Hospital with his family by his side.
Born on April 9, 1925 in Wattenscheid, Westfallen, Germany, he came to Port Alberni in 1951 and worked in the forest industry until his retirement in 1989. During his retirement years, Heinrich enjoyed his family, traveling, gardening and fishing.
Heinrich will be missed by his loving wife of 61 years, Edith; one daughter, Marilyn (Ken) Jones; four grandchildren, Pamela (Bill) Stanton, Alanna (Nathan) Laity, Steven and Ashley Jones; four great grandchildren, Aydin, Koen, Rehanna and Josiah, and one brother Herbert (Helen) Konetzka. He was predeceased by his daughter, Renate Frank; his sister, Lily Savic, his brother, Walter Konetzka and brother Werner Konetzka.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Grace Luthern Church, 4408 Redford Street with Rev. Kevin Platz officiating. Reception will follow at Grace Luthern Church. Interment to follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Heinrich's memory to a charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank Dr. DeWitt, Dr. Feyi, as well as the Nurses at West Coast General Hospital for their wonderful care of Heinrich during his stay.
Published in Alberni Valley Times from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2013