Lou was born to Louie and Verla Lechner on August 14, 1944 in Wells, BC (near to Barkerville) and passed into the presence of the Lord on November 9, 2014 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital from heart complications. His wife Maureen was at his side.
Lou lived most of his life in Langley, BC, a self-employed house painter. In 2010, Lou and Maureen fulfilled a long-time dream of retiring to the Kootenays in rural Fruitvale.
Lou loved to fish and enjoyed his hobbies of creating brick arches, sidewalks and columns about the property. He also was a self-taught carpenter and mechanic.
Lou was known for a kind heart, sense of humour and wearing his clothes to shreds.
He was predeceased by his parents, brother Don and also son Matt, whom he most sorely missed.
He is survived by his wife Maureen, brothers Barry (Marilyn), Larry (Coleen), and sisters Gloria and Irene (Len) as well as special friend Bill MacGregor.
We will see you on the rainbow bridge Lou, along with Matt. May the Lord hold you in His tender arms until then.
A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Beaver Valley United Church in Fruitvale with Reverend Michael Hare officiating.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Lou’s name may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation (Critical Care Campaign) at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC, V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca