We regret to announce the passing of Judge Jurgen Paul Wilhelm Behncke, on Monday May 25th, 2015 at his home in Armstrong, B.C.

Judge Behncke was born in Kiel, Germany on July 19, 1927.

He studied Theology and Journalism. His degree in Journalism brought him to Canada, where he worked for the Trail Times.

Judge Behncke continued his education at UBC in Vancouver, receiving his law degree, after which he opened his law practice in Enderby and Armstrong B.C.

In 1972 he was appointed as a Judge to the Provincial Court.

Jurgen loved his dogs. He enjoyed reading as evidenced by his great library of books, as well as any opportunity to discuss his many areas of interest be it music, history, politics or travel.

Judge Behncke is survived by his wife Ullinka Behncke; children Patricia (David) Critchley, Richard (Malene) Behncke, and Diane Behncke (Brad Ivens); grandchildren Kody, Angela, and Matthew Critchley, Peter and Erin Behncke; great-grandson Logan Critchley.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm, at All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon with

a reception to follow at the Anglican Church Hall.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home, Phone: 250 542 0155. Condolences may be offered at www.vernonfuneralhome.com

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