1927 ~ 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hans Eder on Monday April 28, 2008.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Christa Eder, his son Markus Eder and wife Roxanne, in Australia, daughter Penny Eder-Martyn and husband Bruce Martyn, of Whistler BC. Grandchildren; Angela, Kalee, Talon, and Cody, and pets Dougy and Kejung.
Hans was born in Bad Gastein Austria on March 26, 1927. Hans at 12 years old started ski jumping and was invited to join the Olympic team, he then went on to train and was the first man to jump over 130 metres. He won medals and trophies in the Olympics of 1948 St. Moritz and 1952 Oslo, he was a ski jumper, ski racer and XC skier.
Hans immigrated to Canada in November 1952. He then went on to build and establish many ski jumping venues in Ontario helping to create ski racing and ski jumping.
In 1961 Hans and Christa purchased, and operated Snow Valley Ski Resort in Barrie Ontario, for 28 years.
In retirement he enjoyed golfing at the Barrie Golf and Country Club, as well as in Florida at the Citrus Hills Country Club.
In 2000 he moved to Qualicum Beach BC, and enjoyed golfing and life at the Eagle Crest Golf Club.
Hans passed away at the Eagle Park nursing home in Qualicum Beach with his wife and daughter at his side.
The family would like to thank the staff for their exceptional care shown to Hans during his stay.
By request a celebration of life will be held at 466 Gallery Close Qualicum Beach on May 03, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Ski Jumping Canada, Box 418, 305-4625 Varsity N.W. Calgary Alberta T3A 0Z9. For the development of young Olympic athletes or to Eagle Park nursing home garden fund at Qualicum Beach BC, 777 Jones St. Qualicum Beach BC.