FICHTER, MAXIMILIAN “MAX” passed away at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm on December 27, 2004. Max was born on June 22, 1938 in Wasserburg Inn, Germany, and his early years were flavoured by the hardships of WWII Europe. A serious motorcycle accident in his teen years left Max with a permanent knee injury that would help shape his adult years. His ambition was not dampened, and Max knew he wanted a life of agriculture; Canada was the place to find it. After immigrating in 1960, Max spent time ranching in the prairies before moving west to the lower mainland of British Columbia. After working as a milker, Max bought and paid for a small dairy operation from Stu Kern in Delta. During these years, Max worked very hard, but also led a very active social life, and met his future wife, Linda Marie Streifel. They married in 1971 and the new couple bought the present farm in Grindrod. This farm held Max’s passion and dreams and with hard work and vision, developed it into the beautiful and productive land it is today. Max is survived by his three children, Keith (Sietska), Shelly and Michael (Meagan); and grandchildren, Miles, Ethan Emil and newborn Olivia. He is also survived by his family in Germany. A Funeral service will be held from St. Andrew’s United Church, Enderby, BC, Friday, December 31st at 11 A.M. with Reverend Ken Jones presiding. Interment will follow in Cliffside Cemetery, Enderby. Donations in memory of Max may be made to the Shuswap Lake General Hospital, PO Box 520, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N6. Condolences may be sent to Max’s family at firstname.lastname@example.org Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, BC.