Mr. Erwin Golke passed away peacefully on July 26th, 2009 at age 55 years. He was born on August 9th, 1953 in Murrayville, British Columbia.

Erwin is survived by his wife and best friend Carol, sons Alex and Matthew, his mother Marta Golke, sister Inge Vennesland (Arne), nephews Jason (Norma), Kevin (Ruby), Ryan, David Vennesland, Erik, Lucas and Aaron Golke, and his nieces Sophia and Audrey Vennesland.

He was called to the bar in 1983 and practiced law for 24 years. Erwin was a man who enjoyed the finer points of education, he loved to learn. He enjoyed working on his parent’s farm raising cattle. One of his favourite pastimes was fixing and rebuilding his vintage motorcycles.

Erwin was a caring and loving husband, father, and son, a loyal friend. He will be missed by all who knew him.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Chilliwack Hospital for taking such good care of Erwin, and to Dr. Brendan Martin, his family physician for many years, for his care of Erwin during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chilliwack Hospice Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.

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