went to be with the Lord on June 20, 2009 at the age of 89. Survived by his loving wife Irmgard Lena; three daughters Val (Paul) Konig of Salt Spring Island, Keri Martens of Port Moody and Pam (Steve) Xanthopoulos of Jackson, TN; four sons Cory Epp, Reynold (Susan) Epp, both of Kelowna, Derek Epp of Vancouver, David (Rose-ann) Nichols of

Dawson Creek; 12

grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and brother Ernest John (Amanda) Epp of Kenora, ON. Sadly

predeceased by two

brothers David & Bill Epp, son Harley Epp and

granddaughter Tamara

Martens. Working primarily as a master mechanic and vocational educator throughout his career, in 1985 he

retired from his position as vice-principal of Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek. He was well known in the international Mennonite community as an author, noted for his scholarship in its languages, history and

literature. His hobbies were myriad: woodcraft, all things mechanical, hunting, fishing, boating and even preparing jams, pickles and soups. He enjoyed camping and

travelling with his wife,

Irmgard, throughout North America and Europe. He was a devoted family man and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.  Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm with a

musical prelude starting at 1:30 pm at First Mennonite Church, 1305 Gordon Drive, Kelowna with Dr. Harry

Loewen officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mennonite

Central Committee or the Tamara Nicole Memorial Fund: c/o Keri Martens, Suite 2203-235 Guildford Way, Port Moody, BC, V3H 5L8. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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