Jun 6, 1937 – May 11, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Alvin Gottschling, at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, on May 11, 2018, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Born June 6, 1937, he has gone home to be with his Lord and Saviour just shy of his 81st birthday. He will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched.
He is survived by his loving wife, Melitta, of 58 years, his three daughters, Angela (Pascal) Plessis of Salmon Arm, BC, Bernita (Bart) Carrigan of Kamloops, BC, Carmen (Vince) Aceto of Prince Rupert, BC, as well as his 8 beautiful grandchildren, Amy, Nathan, Alexa, Aaron, Calum, Mataya, Noah, and Coen, his brothers: Dr. Kurt Gottschling (Martha) of Burnaby, BC, Dr. Gerd Gottschling (Bev) of Kitimat, BC and their families, brother in law: Dr. Thomas Linke of Germany and his family, and numerous cousins and their families and his walking buddy Rucker.
Many thanks to all the wonderful health care providers, friends, and so many others who accompanied him on his journey.
A celebration of life will be held in Prince Rupert, BC in July 2018. Details to follow.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. Share memories and condolences online through Alvin’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com
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