Gunter Oswald Neumann

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gunter Oswald Neumann, a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, cherished brother and brother-in-law, special uncle, and steadfast friend. Surrounded by family and friends, Gunter lost his short and courageous battle with mesothelioma on August 1, 2014.

Gunter was born on September 13, 1935 in Deutsch-Eylau, Germany. He immigrated to Canada in 1957 and was forever grateful to call Canada his new home.

He is survived by his Sunshine (wife of 45 years) Carol, daughter Carina (Jason), son Garrick; granddaughter Carissa; sisters IIsa, Reingart (Ratko); in-laws John (Joanne), Milica (Dan), Violet (Jack), Bob (Tanis); Maria and many loving nieces and nephews.

Gunter possessed great patience and was a gracious, kind man with a clever sense of humor.

Thank you to Dr. Davies and the incredible staff and volunteers of the Palliative Care Unit for their compassion and attention during Gunter’s illness. Also, thank you to our wonderful family and friends who supported us through this difficult time.

A farewell reception was held on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Nanaimo Golf and Country Club. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Cancer Agency or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

“Auf Wiedersehen Sweetheart”

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