BRECH, Gunther “Ted” Herman
October 29, 1942 – November 24, 2015
With profound sadness we announce the sudden passing of Gunther “Ted” Herman Brech on November 24, 2015 at the age of 73. Born in Speyer, Germany on October 29, 1942 and immigrated to Calgary, Alberta in 1956 with his parents, Gertrud and Herman Brech.
It was there that he met and married his love, Jackie Oxley and where their two daughters were born. They moved to BC in 1969 where they resided first in Port Coquitlam and then in Maple Ridge. Ted apprenticed as a carpenter and had a life-long career in the construction trade. He loved his work and anyone that knew him recognized him as a master of his craft.
He will be deeply missed by his wife of 52 years, Jacqueline, daughters; Susan (Simon) and Debbie (Murray), his grandchildren; Michael, Amy and Nicholas, his aunt, Lienchen Holdermann of Speyer, Germany and grand-doggies, Ally and Sadie as well as many more family and friends. Ted was a caring and compassionate man with limitless energy. He was always there if you needed him. He lived life on his terms. Ted loved his four letter words as much as he enjoyed having fun. His wild “unique” sense of humour lives on in our laughter and smiles as we recount stories about him. It provides us with comfort and serves as a fond legacy to this funny, mischievous man that we were blessed to have in our lives.
Join us as we celebrate and honour Ted’s life on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 4 pm at Meadow Gardens Golf Club, 19675 Meadow Gardens Way, Pitt Meadows. A gathering and refreshments will follow afterward.