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December 18, 1933 to December 16, 2008

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Hubert Poschmann.  We lost him quickly, but gently, after a brief illness, on the morning of December 16.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lynne, his daughter Johanne (Sean) Stovell, and his daughter Stephanie (Wayne) Melvin.  He was the much loved “Poopa” of Miles and Dannon Stovell, and a nice Opa to Jesika Melvin.  He will be dearly missed by his two sisters, Irmgard Lischewski , and Ursula Reder, his mother-in-law, Edna Bennett, brother-in-law Jack (Barb) Bennett, and sister-in-law Judie (Sheldon) Ahola.  He was a favourite Uncle Hubert to many nieces and nephews.   Dad was proud to be both a Fisheries Officer for DFO, and a Commercial Fisherman with his west coast trollers (Valdeze & Sea Trek II). He greatly enjoyed time at the Victoria Curling Club, and then later at the Nanaimo Lawn Bowling Club.  Dad was known for his kindness, his gentlemanly manner, his patience, his extreme loyalty, and his love of story-telling.   Because of these attributes, he had a great many friends and extended family who are also heart-broken by his passing.  Please know that he loved you all, and was concerned for your welfare and happiness.  Dad’s motto was “What we have, we share”, and there could be no greater blessing in this world than to have had him for a father.  He truly was an exceptional man.

A mass will be held for Dad at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 301 Machleary Street, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 20th.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Agency or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.  

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