Felix passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Columbia View Lodge at the age of 81. Lovingly remembered by wife, Hilde; Children, Anita (Joseph) Killough, Laurie (Mark) Lohse, Angela Visona, Helen (John) Gagliano, and Ed (Joyce) Kutzner, 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Survived by brother, Ed (Isabelle) Kutzner; sisters, Nina Mathies and Anne Torkel. Felix is predeceased by two infant brothers, Gerhardt and John Kutzner; brother, Walter Kutzner; grandson, Daniel Killough, and parents William and Lubow Kutzner. Felix was born in 1934, and emigrated from Germany to Canada in 1955. While on the ship Neptunia, he met his future wife Hilde who he married in 1959 while residing in Lethbridge, Alberta. They moved to the West Kootenay in 1961 where they raised their family and resided until Felix’s death in 2015. Felix was a master at his trades and worked for Fame Construction, then the school district #11 as a Journeyman Carpenter until his retirement in 1997. He had a great love for his Lord Jesus Christ, his family, church family and friends. He loved gardening, music, fishing and using his carpentry skills to help others in need. A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm at New Life Church, 602 7th Street, Castlegar. 250-365-5212.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Operation Feast Soup Kitchen in care of New Life Church (NLC) in Castlegar, BC. V1N 3J6.
Arrangements entrusted to Blaine Krist at Graham Funeral Home, 5920 Kootenay Street, Oliver, B.C. (250) 498-3833. To share a memory of Felix or send a condolence visit www.grahamfh.com