Our beloved father has gone home to be with the love of his life, Margie Magdanz. Upon his arrival, Mum said “What took you so long! Then she kissed him, handed him a shovel and said get to work!” They are happy once again in God’s Garden. Pops is survived by his sons and daughter-in-laws, Peter and Michele, Carl, David, Jennie and Heather; his lovely grandkids, Jasminka, Jessy and Hank; his sister, Gisela, brother, Bern and Inlaws, Aunty Rose, Uncle Valdemar and Aunty Karen. Hans was predeceased by his brother, Heintz. Also the entire Kreller Clan.
Hans was born in German Prussia to Heinrich and Frida Magdanz. He graduated Forestry in 1953. In 1955, he immigrated to Canada and worked at Buckerfields in Victoria. In 1958, he moved to Terrace to work for the Columbia Cellulose Co. Our parents met at a dance and fell in love. They were soon married and starting a family of five. Hans was the President of The Art Society in Terrace and surrounding areas. Mum had a lovely Art Gallery on our property called The Blue Bottle. In 1971, we moved to a great Hobby Farm in Quesnel. Hans worked as a Forester for Ernst Lumber until 1977 when we moved to Victoria. In Victoria, Hans worked the rest of his career for the BC Forest Service, Inventory Branch.
Hans and Margie spent many a weekend hiking, camping and hunting on the Island. Both our parents were amazing, intelligent, kind, generous and insanely patient people. We are truly happy that their spirits are back together for the rest of time, for it is always sunny in the Garden of our Lord.
The Celebration of Life for family and friends is at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC V8Y 1B4.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Paddy & Sue HowardNovember 10, 2018
Jim ThomsonNovember 9, 2018