November 15, 1934 – July 11, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kurt Rathmann on July 11, 2015 at the age of 80. Kurt was very proud of his family and is survived by his children, Stefan (Kerry) & Julia (Cameron); grandchildren, Cody (Miranda), Taylor (Ben), Makenna, Kyla, & Gavin; & great-granddaughter Chandler; and former wife and lifelong friend, Irmtraud. Kurt was born in the small German town of Bansleben. His formative years were spent in the midst of war, and he had many interesting stories from this period. After the war, he worked in his family’s bakery while attending school. He became a design engineer & moved to Burlington, Ontario in 1965 with his wife and newborn son. Although Kurt and his wife intended to come to Canada for a few years as a work adventure with some friends, BC became their final stop in 1972 and Kurt proudly became a Canadian citizen in 1978. Kurt enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping and canoeing. He moved to Agassiz as he neared retirement and made many friends. He kept busy playing cards, darts, bowling, golfing, riding his bike around town & was a member of the Legion. We will miss his gift of storytelling and his humour. The family would like to thank all of his close friends for their support and help as well as the lovely nurses at the Cascade Hospice. We invite all his friends to share their favourite stories and tip a glass in recognition of his life on Sunday, August 16th at 1:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Agassiz.