January 28, 1937 – September 2, 2021
After a long and compassionate life, M. “George” Henczel left this world to be with the Lord on September 2, 2021. He was a man of deep faith, known by many for his sense of humour and sense of duty to help others, George spent decades of happy retirement with wife Ethel (deceased 2015) perched above Kalamalka Lake in the sunny hillside home the two designed in Lake Country.
There, being a man generous with his harvests, his skills in the garden and orchard helped feed many grateful recipients including his three adult step-children, Keith and George Stringer and Margot (Andy) Hohert.
Born in the city of Lizard Lake, Saskatchewan in 1937, he is survived by his brothers Edwin (Eleanor) of Grand Forks, BC, Herman (Doreen) of Langley, BC and Ken (Jean) of Armstrong, BC, his sister Ella Colter of Vernon, BC, step-children, grandchildren (Matthew, Evan, Kyle, Geoffrey and Trevor), as well as many nieces and nephews.
George worked in the lumber industry in across BC and the Yukon, becoming an orchardist in his retirement years. He was quite active in the Lutheran church and enjoyed many years of service there. He will long be remembered for his warm and thoughtful prayers before meals shared with others, his own words often paraphrasing John 3:16 which reads: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Special thanks to the staff and caregivers at Silver Springs, Vernon, BC and Pleasant Valley Manor, Armstrong, BC for their loving and diligent care of George during his later years.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date due Covid restrictions.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services – Dignity Memorial.
Inurnment will take place at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery after a private family graveside service.Obituary
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