Burkhard Heinrich Paul Matthias
Passed away July 14, 2010 in Vernon BC. Paul was born in Holzhausen, Germany on December, 23, 1923. He immigrated to Canada following the war. Paul had three children; Elizabeth, Connie and Rex with his first wife, Maria and four step children with his late wife Patricia of 34 years; Tammy, Pennie, Corrie and Todd, as well as many grandchildren. Paul was grateful he was able to live in Canada which he loved, especially the home he built in the Okanagan Valley, near Vernon where he was a part of the Killiney Beach Community for over 34 years. In his later years, Paul worked in the General Store at O’Keefe Ranch, where he volunteered for many years. Paul loved his gardening and looked forward to his summers in the Okanagan every year after his winters in Yuma, AZ , with his late wife, which he did for over 20 years continuing right up until his death. Paul was 86 years old. There will be a memorial service held at the Killiney Beach Community Hall in Vernon, BC, located at 516 Undell Road on August, 4th, 2010 at 1:30 pm.