It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Eric Stotz after a courageous battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis on March 23, 2015 at the age of 74. Eric is survived by his loving wife Elaine of 46 wonderful years.  He is also survived by his son Jason (Leslie) Stotz of Kelowna;

his daughter Heidi Stotz of Kelowna, adorable grandson Kai Couture; brother Richard (Regina) Stotz of Kelowna; sister

Ervina Baumgarten of Kelowna; two sisters-in-law Erika Stotz of Kelowna and Maggie Rippel of Kelowna; two

brothers-in-law Leonard Rippel of Kelowna and Bill Rippel

of Kelowna as well as many very much loved nieces and nephews.  Eric was predeceased by his father Heinrich in 1967, his mother Emma in 1988 and his brother Egon in 2012.  Eric was born on January 23, 1941 in Czechoslovakia. 

He immigrated to Canada with his

family in the early 1950s and settled in Kelowna, BC. He attended school in Rutland and later worked at a packing house.  In 1959 he started at SM Simpson

Sawmill and worked there for 45 years, until December 2004.  In 1968 he married the love of his life, Elaine. He was a loving father to two beautiful children and an amazing grandfather!  He will be deeply missed. The family would like to extend their appreciation for the care given to Eric by the doctors and nurses at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital and his long-time family practitioner, Dr. Dean Griswold of Kelowna and Dr. Alex Barssof

Lumby.  A celebration of Life will be held on Thursday,April 9th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. 

In lieu of flowers,memorial donations may be made to the BC Lung Association, 

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