September 26, 1954 – February 26, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Bernard David Hotz, born September 26, 1954 in Ware Hertfordshire, UK, and known to his friends and family simply as “Bernie”, son of Peter and Marjolyn Hotz, announces his passing after suffering a heart attack, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the age of 64 years. Bernie will be lovingly remembered by his wife Christine, his children (son Adam and daughter Colleen), and his brothers Mark and Eric.
After arriving in Canada in 1956, Bernie briefly lived in Kelowna and Vancouver with his parents before settling in Burnaby BC. His formative years were spent in North Burnaby in the Burnaby Lake area. The schools Bernie would be most remembered for attending would be Seaforth Elementary, Cariboo Hill Secondary, and Burnaby Central, all in Burnaby. He spent decades working for CP Rail in Port Coquitlam, BC, enjoyed fishing and camping, and was quietly retired in Maple Ridge up until the time of his passing.
Bernie would appreciate having friends gather once more at a pub of their choosing to raise their glasses and reminisce about Bernie’s life and the joy that he brought to all who knew him.