SCHUETZE, Herman Lothar
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June 9, 1923 - December 21, 2012
It is with sadness we announce the death
of Herman Schuetze. Born in Winnipeg, Herman spent his early years in Little Grand Rapids and Berens River. He had many fond memories of those years. During the war the family moved to Oregon and Washington State where he joined first the American, then Canadian Army. After the war he became a teacher and moved around British Columbia: Vancouver, Bella Coola, Kitimat, Port Hardy, Revelstoke, Ladysmith and Surrey. He was active politically in the community and with his church and loved hiking and canoeing. He received the Governor General's Confederation Commemorative Medal in 1992 for his advocacy work for Green Timbers Urban Forest in Surrey. He is predeceased by his first wife Vera and son Eric, grandson Brian, three brothers and three sisters. Survived by his wife Sadie; children Mary Jane, Don, Alan and Gaye; grandchildren Andrew, Julian, Zoe, and Jeffrey, two brothers, a sister, many nephews, nieces and extended family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favourite charity. For more information visit www.valleyviewsurrey.com. A memorial service will be held 2pm, Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Valley View, 14644 72 Ave, Surrey, BC.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 5, 2013