JULIUS STEIGER

MARGARET STEIGER

JULIUS STEIGER 1920 – 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Julius Peter Steiger on Saturday, August 14, 2010, at the age of 90 years. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Karoline, his children Erika (Egon) Stotz, Julius (Donna) Steiger, Christine (Wayne) Beerling, Horst (Sherry) Steiger, and Dennis (Lynda) Steiger as well as by his grandchildren Rolfe, Gloria, Rob, Don, Elizabeth, Peter, Deborah, Kathy, Mike, Rick, and Christine, their spouses and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. Julius was born in Ödenburg, Austria on May 6, 1920. He met and fell in love with Karoline who was to become his lifelong partner. They raised 4 children in Germany before emigrating to Canada in 1957. Life was not always easy for Julius and his family in post-war Germany, or as new immigrants to Canada, but he worked hard to build a new life for them all, including their youngest son Dennis who was born in Canada. The family settled in Kelowna, but, later moved to Whitehorse and other communities for a time before finally making Kelowna their home again. Julius pursued several careers which included being a master baker, construction foreman, and electrician. At the time of his retirement he was the electrical supervisor for the Northern Canada Power Commission and was responsible for the electrical operation of numerous power generation stations throughout the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Julius had a love of adventure that he shared with his children. There were countless trips to local creeks and rivers to go fishing, camping and goldpanning. In later years, he spent many hours metal detecting and woodworking. Things changed greatly during his time but Julius never lost his boyhood wonder of all the possibilities that the world could bring. Most of all, Julius loved to tell stories. Everyone was fascinated by his tales of life as a boy growing up in Europe, as well as the more harrowing tales of the war and survival afterwards. Julius will be greatly missed by his family. A memorial service with be held for Julius at 11 AM at The Village at Mill Creek on Saturday August 28th. In lieu of flowers, we suggest a donation to a favorite charity in Julius’ memory. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com.

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