George Siegfried Thierbach

George Siegfried Thierbach

Aug 20, 1928 – Jun 30, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of George, who leaves behind his sons George Thierbach II and his wife Carolyn and their children Antoinette and George III of Edgewater, BC; Richard Thierbach and his wife Christy and their children Thomas and Genevieve of Victoria, BC; and his daughter Doris Thierbach of Harrogate, B.C.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Margarete, mother and father, Berta and Alfred Thierbach, brothers, Alfred II and Siegmund and sisters Marta and Melanie.

He is also survived by his sister Maria, and brothers Arthur and Paul.

George was born in Bauerwitz, Germany. At 16 he went to war and fought on the front lines for 6 months until he was captured and held in a Russian Prison camp for 1 year. Upon his escape from prison camp he returned to West Germany and worked in the coal mines for 2 years. He fulfilled his dream of moving to Canada and landed in New Brunswick on April 24, 1953.

He met Margarete in 1960 at Radium Hot Springs, BC and they were married on June 24, 1961. He retired from his career as a Logger and owner of Thierbach’s Contracting Ltd. in 1993. He lived in the house he built in 1963 in Edgewater, BC until his final day.

George was a handsome, gentle giant of a man. His abilities, extreme physical strength, knowledge and quick wit were extraordinary. We will miss his bright blue eyes, beautiful smile and BIG BEAR HUGS!

Donations can be made to the Edgewater Seniors or the Edgewater Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Hindman Bowers Funeral Home in Golden.

Service will be held at the Radium Catholic Church, Saturday July 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm, followed by burial at the Edgewater Cemetery.

Gathering for family and friends, including refreshments and snacks will be held at the Thierbach residence at 5651 Columbia Road, Edgewater, BC. Tents, tables and chairs will be provided.
 Hindman Bowers Funeral Home

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