September 20, 1944 – November 5, 2014

Mr. Gerd Paetz of Chilliwack, BC formerly of Stony Plain, Alberta, passed after a 5 year battle with cancer. Gerd immigrated to Canada from Germany in 1969 to Cultus Lake, BC. In 1981, he moved to Alberta and retired from TransAlta Utilities whereby he moved back to Chilliwack in 2005.

He is survived by his sister Hella (Don) Morton; numerous other relatives in Germany; his friends, especially Mrs. Jo Bishop, Ron McQuat, Chris Sartori all of BC as well as Gary Strachan of Stony Plain. Alberta.

A special “Thank You” To Dr. Tan and the personnel of the “Chemo” room in Abbotsford as well as Dr. Krakawer, Dr. Bull and the staff of the Cascade Hospice in Chilliwack. A visitation will be held Wednesday, November 12 from 7 – 9 pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Ave., Chilliwack. A Service of Remembrance will follow on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Henderson’s Funeral Home at 1:00 pm.

An Interment has taken place in Vedderview Gardens Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial tributes in memory of Gerd may be made to the Chilliwack Hospice Society, 45360 Hodgins Ave. Chilliwack, BC V2P 1P5. Online condolences to Gerd’s family may be made at

Henderson’s Funeral Home (604) 792-1344

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