Alex Lutz, a long -time resident of Castlegar, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, at Castleview Care Centre on October 21, 2011. He was born August 23, 1915 in Lemberg, Saskatchewan.
Alex worked as the Public Works Superintendent for the City of Castlegar from 1967 to 1980. He was also an active member of the community and was involved in many organizations and associations throughout the Castlegar area. Alex was Castlegar’s Citizen of the Year in 1986. In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, fishing, curling, gardening, and most of all, sharing special times with his many grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife Betty and her daughters: Carolyn (Gerry) Rempel, Lori (Barry) Brown, Sharel (Dan) Wallace, Billie-Jean (Ken) Syrja and Lesley (Dave) Streloff, son Larry (Betty) Lutz, daughter-in-law Carol Lutz, 15 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Alex was predeceased by his sons Kenneth and Leonard and his first wife Elizabeth (Lizzie).
A memorial service was held for him on October 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Castlegar with Rev. Ron Abresch and Rev. Les Carlson officiating. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services.
Donations may be made in Alex’s name to Make-A-Wish foundation of B.C. and Yukon, #112-2025 W. Broadway, Vancouver, V8T 1Z8 or Canadian Lutheran World Relief, 80 East 10th Ave. New Westminster, V3L 4R5.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca