April 5, 1946 –

July 13, 2012

Werner Hupfauer  age 66 passed away at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital during the early morning hours of July 13, 2012.  He had suffered a massive stroke 6 days prior, after just having brought in a load of firewood. 

He leaves behind Gudie (Gudrun) his loving wife of 44 years, an older sister Karin and a younger brother Klaus both in Germany.

Werner came to Canada in l967 to work at Expo 67 in Montreal as a young chef.  There he met Gudie and they married the following year.  During their marriage they worked in different parts of the world, did some unique travelling and chose to settle in the Shuswap in 1981.  Over the years Werner operated The Eatery in Salmon Arm, the Log’n Hearth at Shuswap Lake Estates in Sorrento and the Summit Restaurant in Salmon Arm in the early 1990s.  He retired from the restaurant business in 1997 and enjoyed vending at the Sorrento Farmers’ Market where he was best known for his bread.  Werner was vibrant, outrageous, energetic and tenacious . He was very active in local community affairs and gave generously of his time and energy.

Werner was a strong supporter of the annual auction for the  Variety Club Children’s Charity.  Please consider this charity in honour of Werner in lieu of flowers.    http://www.variety.bc.ca/page211.htm

A very big thank-you to ALL the staff at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for taking such loving care of Werner in his final week. 

A pot luck celebration of Werner’s life will take place on Saturday, September 15,  at 2 pm at Shuswap Lake Estates Hall on the Trans Canada Highway near Sorrento, courtesy of Jack Barker.  In the meantime, Gudie will be available at gudrun@airspeedwireless.ca.

Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNEARL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.

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