Paul Eichler

Obituary of Paul Eichler

<h1>Paul Eichler</h1> PAUL WALDEMAR (PUMPKIN) EICHLER 1926-2008 Born August 14, 1926 in Blankenase, Hamburg, Germany, immigrated to Canada at 26 years of age in 1952. Paul worked for Agriculture Canada for 33 years as an Ontario Milk Inspector, retiring in 1991. Survived by Juergen Eichler and Anita Kerr and her husband David; grandchildren, Crystal Dillard, Monika Eichler, Kevin Eichler, Julie and Samantha Pimentel and Jessie Kerr; brother to Margot Velten of Cambridge and Ilse Degen of Sasbach Walden, Germany. Also survived by countless cousins, nieces and nephews living in Germany and many parts of Ontario. Paul was married to Helga J. Abels in 1957 for 26 years until 1983 as cancer had taken her life at age 54. Paul remarried in 1985 to Sandra Costellec for 21 years until 2006, as diabetes and other health complications had taken her life at age 59. Paul will be remembered for his comical and witty character. He was always caring and concerned when family and friends where in need. This led him to participate in volunteer programs such as Raise, Meals on Wheels and Victoria School for Seniors Program. Paul then received the very prestigious award for Senior of The Year Award in 2004. He will also be remembered by all that knew and helped him at Grand River Health Centre in the Hemo-Dialysis Centre over the last 5 years. By the Graces of God, Paul will be rejoined with Helga and Sandra. Paul’s family will receive friends and relatives at the Erb &amp; Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Monday, December 29, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate the life and faith of Paul will take place in the chapel of the funeral home on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Warren Hamp officiating. His final resting place will be Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. Condolences for the family and donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Diabetes Association or Grand River Dialysis Unit can be arranged through the funeral home at 519-745-8445 In living memory of Paul a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.