Lothar Roediger was taken from us on December 26, 2007 at age 72 after a valiant 2-month battle with cancer. His loving wife Trudy stayed constantly at his bedside for his last month at the Vernon Hospice House. They were two days short of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Lothar escaped from East Germany as a young man and emigrated to Canada in 1964 with his wife and two daughters. He quickly worked his way to construction superintendent with many buildings in Vancouver, Whistler and especially Kamloops to his credit. In 1984, the Roedigers opened The Clock Tower restaurant in Kamloops and finally retired in 1991.
He is also survived by his daughters Christine (Jim) Peacock, Baerbel (Ian) Hamilton, son Steven (Fabiola) Roediger, grandchildren Becky Matheson, Kyle and Andrew Hamilton and an expectant baby to Steven and Fabiola that he was looking so forward to. All other family is in Germany.
Lothar was a warm and peaceful man and the family thanks Dr. Pritchett and the Vernon Hospice House for their professional and loving care over these difficult months. As he wished, their will be no service and the family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Lothar’s honour to the Vernon Hospice House.