Gerhard Friedrich Paul Bettzieche passed away January 14, 2007 at the age of 78 years. He was born in Zoebigker Crs. Leipzig, Germany, August 19, 1928. He immigrated to Ontario in 1954, moved to Vernon in 1957, and then moved to Oyama in 1989. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul and Louise. Gerhard is survived by his wife of 56 years, Christa Ursula and his three daughters, Ulrike (Murray) Davidson, Rose (Peter) Guiltenane, and Barbie (Garry) Saitz, and by four granddaughters, Bobbi and Samantha Davidson, and Sara and Elisa Saitz. He is also survived by numerous relatives in Germany. Gerhard was an
avid outdoorsman and was a well-known building
contractor in the Vernon area. A private family service was held for Gerhard. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Bethel Funeral Chapel, Vernon, B.C.