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PYTLIK, Adolph Heinrich

Passed away April 17, 2015 in Parksville, BC.

A man who was deeply committed to his wife and his family, Adolph was born in Edemissen, Germany on April 12, 1929. He began a career as a master cabinet maker through a challenging apprenticeship program that began in 1943, before boarding a ship in 1951 to seek out a new life in Canada. He ended up in Winnipeg where he met a lovely woman who captured his heart.

He and Inge moved to British Columbia, were married and raised their family in Surrey, Aldergrove and Abbotsford while he worked as a cabinet maker, much of his career with Belpar Industries of Surrey. A man committed to excellence in everything he did, Adolph loved to build houses, taking on every role involved in the process with the highest dedication to quality, from architect to electrician, plumber, roofer and finishing carpenter.

For a time he engaged in farming, owning a variety of livestock and even a grove of walnut and hazelnut trees. Adolph lost his beloved Inge to cancer in 2004, then moved to Vancouver Island to settle down in the quiet of Parksville. Though he worked exceptionally hard, he was also passionate about his family, giving freely of his time, attention and resources to support his family’s needs.

He is survived by his three children George (Wendy), Imi (Rob) and Gordon (Debbie), seven grandchildren as well as sister Ilsedore (Helmut) and brother Gerhard in Germany. Adolph passed away peacefully in his sleep a week after celebrating his 86th birthday, surrounded by the family he loved so much.

A memorial service will be held at his home in Parksville on April 30.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Diabetes or Cancer foundations.

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