Kurt Wehrhahn

June 28, 1929 – January 1, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Kurt Wehrhahn. Kurt was born in Buchholz, Germany, where at the age of sixteen he met the love of his life Kathe. After a lengthy courtship they wed in June of 1955 and shortly thereafter Kurt immigrated to Canada to seek out a better life for the couple. He came directly to Kitimat to work for Alcan and within a few months Kathe joined him.

Several years later daughters Karin and Dorit arrived to complete the family and as time went on the family expanded to include sons-in-law Kirk, Tom and Joe; six grandchildren Matthew, Jessie, Amanda, Shane, Samantha and Meagen; and two great-grandchildren Cole and Jude. Family gatherings brought Kurt immeasurable joy and he was forever snapping pictures of his loved ones during family events and outdoor adventures.

Kurt worked at the smelter in various positions retiring as Casting Maintenance Supervisor in November 1985. Reluctant to retire completely he formed his own company, KW Drafting, and for several years revised mechanical drawings for Alcan.

Kurt had a deep appreciation for the natural environment and instilled that love in his family as summer vacations and weekends were spent camping, picnicking, hiking and fishing. Kurt and Kathe eventually bought a boat and spent many happy days down the channel fishing, crabbing and sightseeing.

Kurt will always be remembered for his ready smile and gentlemanly manner.

Always missed, Never Forgotten.


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