ARNOLD MICHAEL POELZER
Born: September 26th, 1927
Passed on: December 30th, 2012
With mixed emotions, may we announce the passing of Arnold Michael Poelzer on December 30, 2012. He was born on September 26, 1927, at home, on a farm, adjacent to the Hamlet of Bay Trail, Saskatchewan, and passed away in Kamloops, B.C. being a resident of Kamloops for 69 years.
He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years Theresa on August 6, 2011.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Judy (Brian), Denise (Kevin), Marguerite (Rob), Louise (Doug), Mary (Andy), Gwen (Norm), David (Cheri), Donald (Tracy) and Joan (Gary) and fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Arnold was an educator, by profession, beginning his teaching career in a one room rural school in Saskatchewan with forty plus students and ten grades. He survived this era and completed thirty nine years in the profession in B.C., teaching and counselling First Nation students and assuming Principalships in several independent Catholic Schools.
He was life member of the Knights of Columbus being initiated into the Order in 1952. He was an Initiation Team Member for 42 years and a Past Grand Knight.
He was a member of the OLPH Parish Family, since 1953 when the church was constructed and the Parish formed. He was elected as a member of the First OLPH Parish Council and the First Finance Committee.
Prayers will be recited at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the church on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Father Peter Nguyen celebrant.
Interment will follow in the family plot at Hillside Cemetery.
Should friends desire, donations to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home, 72 Whiteshield Crescent South, Kamloops, B.C., V2E 2S9 in memory of Mr. Poelzer would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service, 250-374-1454.