June 3, 1927 – August 19, 2020
Egon Tross will be forever remembered by all the lives he’s touched over his 93 years of life. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by many.
He always had a smile on his face and could brighten anyone’s day with a few short words or just by cracking a smile. Egon could light up any room with his joyful presence, and his sassy attitude. He was always happiest when he was surrounded by family and when working in his yard.
Even as he grew old, he never stopped devoting time and hard work to his property, watering his garden, raking leaves, and of course… stomping around in his compost.
Egon decided to leave Germany back in 1953, to follow his wife’s family who had already immigrated to Edgewater, B.C., he made his way to Canada via boat and rail. Once he was established in Canada, he sent for Gertrud and his 3-year-old son Kurt to come join him.
Soon thereafter he purchased an acre of land in Radium for $1,000. He began initially building a small little house, then worked on building his shop, while continuing to add onto the house as his family grew to 5 children. Eventually, he expanded his business from Radiator Repair to Auto Body, to Wrecker Service and then a Texaco gas station.
We will always remember his strong work ethic and dedication to our family.
Egon was the loving spouse and life partner of Gertrud Tross and is survived by his 5 children Kurt, Dennis, David (Julie), Debbie (Bob), and Tammy. His legacy will live on through his children and 10 grandchildren: Ryan (Stephanie), Mandy (Brady), Jennifer (Kevin), Kirk (Jason), Deidra, Dexter, Brittany, Cassidy, Robert, and Nyah.
Special Thanks to the lovely staff at Columbia Gardens, Ivy House and Columbia House for their dedication and kindness throughout these past years, our family is very grateful to all of you!
A private family celebration of Egon’s life will be held at a later date.
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