Christian Mann was born on April 4th, 1937 in Strembeni, Bessarabia, Romania and was called Home to be with his Lord on February 10th, 2017 at the age of 79 years.
Christian will be lovingly remembered by three sons, Manfred (Joan) of Armstrong, B.C., Reinhard (Lillian) of Vernon, B.C. and Heino (Sandra) of Coldstream, B.C.; one daughter, Nancy (Peter) Chernis of Vernon, B.C.; seven grandchildren, Angela (Bryce), Erik (Brittany), Shawna (Justin), Larissa (Brenton), Justin (Andrea), Taylan and Kyle; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Benjamin; one sister, Ida Duden of Germany; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Anneliese in 2014; one infant daughter, Monica in 1968; two brothers, Jacob in 1997 and Fred in 2007.
Christian had a great passion for fishing and camping and every opportunity he could spend enjoying the beauty of nature with his family, this is where he could be found. He had a great love for his grandchildren and they enjoyed spending time with their Opa. One of Christian’s most cherished enjoyments was the many times that he could be seen just sitting quietly by himself, lost in the beauty of listening to his music. Christian was a long time faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He placed great importance on the role that St. John’s Lutheran Church Mara Lake Camp had in the lives of those who attended there each year and so he dedicated himself to spending many hours meticulously maintaining the grounds there.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Craig Tufts officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Christian to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 5151 Alain Road, Vernon, B.C. V1B 3K6.
Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 • 250-542-1187