[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] OBIT: Ewald Wuschke (more detail)

Jerry Frank FranklySpeaking at shaw.ca
Fri Nov 14 13:24:16 PST 2008

WUSCHKE ­ Ewald Rudolph

January 20, 1929 ­ November 7, 2008

Born in a wooden shack on a homestead at Mankota, Sask, Ewald grew up at Mossbank, Sask. After a short time in Ontario, he returned to Mossbank and published the Lake Johnston Star newspaper. He then moved to Prince Albert, Sask, where he met his wife, Maria Schulz. They were married in Mossbank on June 1, 1952. After starting a family in Winnipeg, they moved to Vancouver in 1959 where Ewald founded the family printing business in 1965. 

Ewald had a life-long passion for genealogy. He was never at a loss to express his opinion on political or religious issues. He published a genealogical magazine called "Wandering Volhynians" and helped many people with German backgrounds from Poland and Volhynia discover their family roots. He also
loved to sing and formed a German Sing-A-Long group. Ewald enjoyed 5-pin bowling and won Gold and Silver Medals at the 2003 BC Seniors Games in Chilliwack. He enjoyed lively discussions with everyone and lived life to the fullest.

Ewald is predeceased by his father Gustav, his mother Adelgunde, and his sister Ida. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Maria; his children: Ewald Jr (Grace), Arthur (Mary), Caroline, Garth, and Kenneth (Cheryl); and seven grandchildren: Christine, Jennifer, Kent, Heather, Sarah, Reid, and Tomas. Ewald is also survived by brothers and sisters: Frederick, Reinhold, Leon, Eva and Elvira.

Funeral service will be held 11am, Tuesday, November 18th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 7100 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC. Interment will be on November 26th at St. Matthew¹s Lutheran Cemetery, approximately 10 miles NW of Mossbank, Sask (procession to leave from Trinity Lutheran Church in
Mossbank shortly after 11am).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to HSGPV (Historical Society of Germans from Poland and Volhynia) for the Ewald Wuschke Library, an extensive collection of genealogical materials Ewald donated to help individuals discover their family histories.  Address: HSGPV, c/o Trinity Lutheran Church, 10014 ­ 81 Ave, Edmonton, AB  T6E 1W8.

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