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NEITSCH, Theodor "Ted"

NEITSCH, Theodor

September 26, 1933 — October 12, 2021
Troszyn, Poland – Kelowna, BC

Theodor “Ted” Neitsch passed away on the morning of October 12, 2021, at the Cottonwoods Long-Term Care Facility. He was predeceased by his brother Eric Neitsch and is survived by his sister Elfriede Steffl.

He will be greatly missed by Elfriede, his loving wife of 53 years; his son Dan (Kimberley); and daughter Margret (Roland); as well as his dear grandchildren Julia, David, Benjamin and Hannah.

Ted was born in Poland and immigrated to Germany in 1949. In 1950, he came by ship to Canada with his family at the age of 17. He lived in various communities in the British Columbia Okanagan for a few years, and eventually settled in Winfield (Lake Country) for over 50 years. Ted worked in various sawmills (Monte Lake and Kelowna) for over 35 years. He was very proud of his orchard and his chickens, and spent countless hours outside. Ted was a devout Christian and attended the Lutheran Church since coming to Canada.

Ted always wanted to help friends, but also would help people he didn’t even know. He donated blood at least 75 times; and only stopped when he no longer could do so. He loved dogs and they loved him too. He would often spend hours in the orchard with his dog by his side.

Ted was a quiet, hardworking, generous, and selfless man. He loved his family: his wife, his children, and his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time picking cherries, visiting the Kangaroo farm, and mini golfing with them.

We were blessed to have him as a father and “Opa”.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com (click direct link below).

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/neitsch-theodor-ted
Condolence Messages
  • Nov 20, 2021
    Dear Elfreda and family sorry for your loss Mom misses you and asked
    About Ted a lot may god bless you all and our condolences to all
    Love from Amalie Tepper and family
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Elfride ,Dan ,Margret sorry to read of Teds passing it was great being your neighbour for 21 years, our thoughts are with at this time of mourning
    Ken and Sharon Kilborn
  • Oct 19, 2021
    So sorry to read this sad news. We were lucky enough to be neighbours and live beside Mr Neitschs' beautiful orchard. He grew the most wonderful peaches . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.
    Diane Hoornaert
  • Oct 19, 2021
    Working with Ted for many years in the sawmill we usually communicated in german when we met. May God bless his family.
    Klaus Albrecht.
  • Oct 18, 2021
    I had the pleasure of working with Ted for many years starting with CZ in Kelowna. Super nice man.
    Wynn Whitfield
  • Oct 18, 2021
    Sending our deepest sympathy to all of the family.
    Angela, Kevin Lwowski and Family
    Edith Kempf and Family
  • Oct 18, 2021
    So sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. He will live on in your memories. May you take comfort in knowing he is at home with his Lord.
    Fred & Bonnie Jarvis
  • Oct 18, 2021
    So sorry to hear of your loss Elfriede and family. A long time resident of Lake Country and very liked by all who knew him.
    Condolences, Judith Wagner (once a secretary to Dr. Dobson)
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