February 4, 1946 – September 25, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we announce Henrys’ passing, surrounded by love at home in the Comox Valley. Henry had fought a hard battle with multiple health issues over the past 5 years. Henry was a well known mechanic in the Valley, master of carburetors and was skilled at manufacturing parts when they became obsolete. He worked until the age of 70. He was a kind and very gentle man, with a great sense of humour. Henry was born in a Mennonite colony in Durrango Mexico. When he was 8, his family came to Canada. They only spoke German. When they arrived in Rhostern Saskatchewan it was winter and none of the children had ever worn shoes. 1955 His family moved to Prince George. He then as an adult moved to Vancouver, then to the Comox Valley where he has lived for the last 40 years. Henry would say he was born a Mennonite but professed to be a womannonite. That was in perfect Henry humour. Henry was predeceased by his parents John and Maria, his brothers Frank, Peter and John. Survived by siblings Mary, Jake (Erica), Helen (Dale), Tena (Norm), and David. Wife Robyn, Children Dale (Jen), Alvin, Tammy (Keith), Sherry (Darren), Amber, Adam (Jess). Grandchildren Craig (Alex), Brendan, Alyssa (Ryan), Brittni, Tanisha (Steven), Dannica (Rory), Dylan (Rachelle), Kurtis, Nova. Great Grandchildren Hailey, Myles, Payton, Jacob, Alexis, Abbi, Zak, Vicki, Ellie, Evie, Abel, Tucker. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He loved his family more than life itself. They are his legacy. He will be forever missed. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring of 2022 in the Comox Valley. Time and place to be announced at a later date.
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