William Baumgartner

William Baumgartner was born November 10, 1930 in Bavaria and passed away on December 29, 2010 in Kelowna, B.C. at the age of 80 years. He grew up skiing and climbing the Alps where his love of nature grew. He received a mechanical engineering degree from Technisches Institute in Zurich, Switzerland.

William moved to Canada in 1954 and experienced the immigrant’s reality of working on temporary jobs while studying English on the side. He eventually landed a job as an electrician on power dam projects where he first began to question the safety and efficiency of these methods. This led to his life-long passion for studying and developing machinery which supplied “green energy”.

William was drawn to Nikola Tesla’s patents and articles and found opportunities to repeat some of his experiments. He was also a disciple of Viktor Schauberger’s work and produced many of his inventions. This research led to contacts in the New Energy field and adventures around the world. He spent two years in Mexico and was called to the U.K. and Europe as a consultant. William pioneered in New Energy print media by publishing the magazine Energy Unlimited from 1974 – 1989. He had a workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he fabricated the complex pipes used in turbines to continue his work in vortex mechanics.

William Baumgartner was a visionary who never stopped learning and creating new concepts that could help people glimpse the larger realities of science. He will be missed by his wife Maggie Pym and remembered by people around the world who were influenced and encouraged by his work.

A private memorial will be held.

Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129.

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