Karl Josef Sauter

Karl Josef Sauter


Karl Josef Sauter passed away at the age of 78 on October 7, 2013. He is

survived by his loving family: wife Hildegard; children Agnes (Anthony), Bernhard, Edward (Donna), Andrew (Sophia);grandchildren Theadore, Maxwell, Nathan; and his siblings Paul, Irmgard and Josef. As a young man Karl had a zest for adventure, he came

to Canada from Germany at the age of 19 and had his first job working and

later owning a farm in Valleyview Alberta. His adventurous spirit took him

north to the Arctic Circle where he worked as an explosives expert with Heiland Exploration. He would experience what the Canadian North was like,

including: working in sub-zero temperatures, trekking across the tundra in snow-cats and walking away from a plane crash.Feeling the need to settle down Karl then moved to Calgary in 1963 and found employment in the photo printing industry. There he

would meet, fall in love and marry his life–long partner Hildegard. In 1969 Karl brought his young family to the

Lower Mainland in search of new opportunities. His family grew and when an opportunity presented itself

to move to the sunny Okanagan he came to Kelowna. There he would start his concrete pumping company,AGBE, which he ran for several successful years until he sold the business to follow his dream of having his own greenhouse company called HICA Greenhouses. His

business and family flourished in the Okanagan for over 30 years; he brought beauty to people’s homes, weddings and lives with the flowers he and his family grew. Karl was also an active member of the Kolping Society of Canada.Karl’s struggle with Alzheimer’s ended with his family around him. He was loved and will be dearly missed. Karl’s family would like to thank everyone at Mountain View Village Care Home for the loving care all the staff showed him each and every day.  A private service was held for

Karl at Everden Rust Funeral Home, He is laid to rest in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In memory of Karl the family requests that donations be made to Mountain View Village/ Good Samaritan Society www.gss.org/make-a-donation/ or the Alzheimer Society of BC www.alzheimerbc.org

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