Willi Josef Zimmerman

It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the passing of Willi Josef Zimmerman, on April 10th, 2016, in Penticton Moog and Friends Hospice House. Willi was born in Switzerland in 1936, and immigrated as a child with his family to Burnaby, BC. Soon after, his family moved to Rock Creek where he met his partner for life Patricia (Patsy) Wheeler and set about making a family and a permanent home in Penticton. After raising three sons, Willi and Patsy made the most of their retirement and enjoyed extensive travelling, including Willi’s home town in Switzerland. A lover of the outdoors, Willi spent countless hours tending to his beautiful yard and vegetable garden. He is survived by his bride of 58 years, Patsy; his three sons, Lyle & (Coral), Laine, Lorne & (Robyn); and grandchildren, Jay, Shane, Leana and Josi. A small family service will be held in the summer in the great little town of Rock Creek, after the cherry blossoms bloom, with notice to follow. The family asks that no flowers be sent. Instead, donations can be made to your favourite charity. “How lucky we are to have someone that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

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