SCHUETTE, Heinrich George (Henry)
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It is with great sadness that our family announces the passing of Heinrich George (Henry) Schuette. Henry suffered a stroke during surgery on July 1, 2012 and remained in hospital until he was brought home by his family on September 27. The Lord took him peacefully in his sleep on December 29. Henry was born in Germany in 1934. His father died in World War II when Henry was just six years old. He immigrated alone to Vancouver in 1955 and was married there in 1959. In 1972, he moved his young family to Richmond where he spent the rest of his life as a self-taught builder and businessman. Henry will be lovingly remembered for his dedication, advice, and humour by his wife Elfriede of 53 years; his sister Wilma; his five children Diana, Ralph (Margaret), Ruby (Gordon), Derald, and Randy (Rhonda); and his 12 grandchildren Amanda, Chelsea, Matthew, Spencer, Jake, Jessica, Sam, Ben, Jeffrey, Jackson, Joshua and Gracelynn. Henry was predeceased by his parents, and younger brother Helmut. The family wishes to thank all the staff at Classic LifeCare for the loving care they provided during Henry's final months at home. A memorial service to honour Henry will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road Richmond, BC, with a reception to follow.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 9, 2013