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Karl-Heinz Vierke

June 18, 1927 - November 7, 2014


Karl-Heinz (Karl) Vierke (87), a longtime resident of Langley, who was born in Pyritz Germany June 18, 1927, passed away suddenly on Friday November 7, 2014 at the Nursing Home where he has resided since being diagnosed with Lewy Bodies Dementia.  With this one exception, he overcame life’s obstacles with hard work, determination and intelligence.  These qualities made him a very successful man in any situation from finding his way in a new country or cultivating a new breed of fish.  He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Eloise; his daughters Ilona Rasmussen and Carla (Richard) Vierke his son Peter  (Karen) Vierke and stepchildren Michael (Monica) Mayo and Cathie (Todd) Johnson, eleven grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, along with many special friends.   At Karl’s request, there will not be a formal service but rather a gathering of family and friends at our home in the form of an Open House 1pm – 5pm Saturday November 15, 2014.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice or the Canadian Alzheimer’s Association.

I would like to give special thanks to the loving staff at Simpson Manor who have over the past 2 ½ years attended him with dignity and loving care.


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From: Marlene Lindberg
Relation: friend

Dear Eloise
I just read and was shocked to hear of Karl’s death. We spoke just such a short time ago and your life has changed dramatically.
My sincere condolences to you and your family and wish you peace and strength at this very difficult time
May your family and memories comfort you at this time.
Marlene Lindberg (formerly fromDr. Parson’s office)

From: Danny and Louise Evans
Relation: Friends

Time to reflect on a good mans life . Eloise and Karl became special friends with the Hill and Evans family through their meeting at Simpson manner. Karl was a special man.
All the best at this time to honour Karl and his family.
Danny and Louise ,Evans

From: bev misner
Relation: friend

Dear Eloise and family,
My heartfelt condolences to you at this sad time.Karl was a wonderful, kind person with many great stories to tell of his years passed.I am so lucky to have known him.I bet he is at his “office” right now having a great time. You will be missed.

From: Karen Mullen
Relation: Fisheries business

To the family: I only just found out about Karl’s death and I am so very sorry. I knew him as I was the federal DFO person who did the certification sampling twice a year at Spring Valley Trout Hatchery for many years. We had some very interesting discussions about government regulations! He also knew my Dad who was Instrument foreman at Harmac and they would talk about fishing when Karl went to the mill with his engineering job. I so very much respected Karl and so did my Dad. The work he did with his fish was amazing with his selective breeding to have spawning almost year-round. Far more than any scientists I have known has done. Please take care.

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