Louie Wachter

Louie Wachter

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Louie was born on his parents’ homestead near Macklin, Saskatchewan. Louie’s younger years were hard; growing up fast – at age 9 losing his father, then the loss of his mother six years later. Louie as a young child worked the farm, enduring the Dirty Thirties.

In his twenties, Louie moved to BC, where he met and married Greta, his beloved wife of almost 61 years. Louie was employed in the mining industry for 33 years; working at the HB Mine in Salmo, the Blue Bell Mine in Riondel (where they raised their four children) and the Sullivan Mine in Kimberley.

After retiring from the Sullivan Mine in Kimberely in 1981, Louie and Greta moved to Creston and lived a very active life, fishing, camping, dancing, gardening and most of all travelling. Louie always enjoyed visits with friends and family

Louie was predeceased by his beloved wife Greta; his daughter Dorothy Dilling and his son-in-law Bruce Anderson.

Louie is survived by his two daughters, Margaret Corner (Roger), Cranbrook, Joan Anderson, Creston, and one son Raymond Wachter (Peggy), Elkford.

Louie is survived also by his grandchildren, Bryce Corner, Cranbrook; Tracey Corner, Port Alberni; Scott Corner (Lisa), Cranbrook; Christine Anderson (Erik), Kamloops; Valerie Nielsen (Yari), Sooke; Sarah Serl (Kevin), Calgary; Dana Greene (Shawn), St Peter’s NS; Kim Ingham (Jay), Cranbrook; Shane Dilling (Stephanie), Kamloops; Laura Nelson (Brian), Cranbrook; and Arron Wachter, Elkford.

Louie is also lovingly remembered by his fourteen great-grandchildren.

Family and friends were most important in Louie’s life and he thoroughly enjoyed sharing his home.

At Louie’s request there will be no Service.

The family will scatter his ashes alongside Greta’s at a later date.

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