It is with the greatest sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of a beloved husband, father and grandfather Hans Berls at his home, at the age of 86 years.
Born in Bremen, Germany, he immigrated to Canada after the Second World War. Shortly after landing in Montreal, he moved to Kitchener, ON where he met Marianne Kuerzel. They eventually married on December 5th, 1953 in Regina, SK. Hans and Marianne moved to Calgary, AB for a number of years and in the 60’s their young family moved to the United States, living in Texas and Mississippi. In 1969 they moved to the Salmon Arm area residing in Sunnybrae. Hans was a masonry contractor for many years known for quality brick and concrete work. After retiring he became more involved with amateur radio and other volunteer work. He also did many woodworking projects, notably cedar chests. Going for coffee and meeting with the ham radio club for lunch was a regular occurrence.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Marianne, daughter Marion Berls and her children Jesse and Courtney, son Hans (Maureen) and son Adam, and son Glen and his daughter Brodi. Also survived by brother in law Randolph, sister in law Elizabeth and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Klara Langer and Hans Berls and brother Johannes.
A Memorial tea will be held at the Mountainside Room/ Bowers Funeral Home on December 19, 2015, 1-3 pm, after the burial at Tappen Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent through Hans’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com