The family of Arnold Erich Lotar Poeppel of Kamloops BC is sad to announce his passing after a lengthy illness, on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the age of 88.
“Arno” leaves behind Helga, his wife of 63 years, son Adrian of Kelowna, son Bernard (Laura), grandchildren Amanda, Eric, and Ryan, and great-grandson Noah all of Prince George.
He also leaves behind his brother Sigmar (Betty) of Kamloops and brother Bertold (Christine) and sister Margitta of Eiweiler Germany, along with numerous nieces & nephews both in Canada and Germany.
He is predeceased by his parents and older brother Bodo of Germany.
Arnold was born in Kreutzmannshagen, Germany, growing up on the family farm and then attending Trades school before coming to Canada at the age of 18. He began his Canadian life in Prince Rupert, where he met his future wife Helga and their boys were welcomed.
The family then moved to Prince George where Arnold began working for CN Rail, the career he worked at until his retirement in 1992.
While he sometimes seemed gruff, he had a generous nature and a great sense of humour, and was always there to help his family when the need arose.
A Celebration of Arnold’s life will be held at a later date, and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Kamloops Hospice House are greatly appreciated.Print This Obituary & Condolences