Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: October 5th, 2012
Claus Klapstein of Kamloops, B.C. passed away on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 62 years of age.
He is survived by his brother Dieter (Leslie), sister Doris (Dave), nephews Jason and Brett, and nieces Erin, Sara and Alexis.
He was predeceased by his parents, Hermann and Marta.
Claus was born in Germany and emigrated to Canada with his parents in 1951. They eventually settled in Kelowna, B.C., where Claus graduated from Kelowna Senior Secondary. After attending Okanagan College, Claus moved to Calgary, Alberta where he began a lifelong career of commercial and residential painting. Claus returned to school, attending the University of Victoria in the Honours Chemistry Program. It was during a portion of his co-op program that he discovered Kamloops and he loved the area so much that he stayed on permanently. Claus' main passion was buying and restoring antique radios. He spent many hours at garage sales and swap meets looking for them. Claus is now at peace and can spend all his time listening to the sweet music from his radios.
The family would like to offer special thanks to Claus' friend and employer Alan Watkin, Emergency Personnel, Dr. Tim Schmidt and the wonderful nurses at Royal Inland Hospital for their amazing care and kindness.
Memorial donations in Claus' memory may be made to the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, if friends so desire.
A Private Funeral Service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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