Born January 12, 1934
in Geringswalde, Germany.
Died May 29, 2005 in Kamloops Hospital.
With sadness we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Heinz Lindner from complications with his long courageous battle with cancer. In Heinz’s early years in Germany, he was an amateur boxer, built small aircraft, and achieved his cabinetmakers apprenticeship. In 1966, with his first wife Helga and daughter Monika, he moved to Vancouver and worked for Alrich Cabinets for a number of years before he operated his own cabinet shop in Port Coquitlam. In 1976, along with his second daughter Andrea and son Heinz Jr., he moved to the Upper Squamish Valley where he owned and operated a small sawmill. In 1979 he met his second wife Elfriede and they moved to 93 Mile House in 1980 along with his three children. Here he established 93 Mile Custom Kitchen Cabinets with Elfriede and his son Heinz Jr. After semi-retiring, Heinz Sr. enjoyed fishing at remote lakes and snowmobiling. He was a member of the Green Lake Snowpokes for a number of years. Heinz is survived by his loving, caring wife of 24 years Elfriede; children: Monika Paterson (John), Lac la Hache; Andrea Schieferstein (Uwe), Chilanko Forks; Heinz Lindner Jr. (Jenn), Kelowna; step children: Sigrid Schubert (Roy Carr), Surrey; Karen McDonald (Gord), Lac la Hache; Wayne Schubert (Nora), Vancouver; grandchildren: Kenny and Richard Paterson, Hannah and Kolten Lindner; step grandchildren: John McDonald, Lauren and Jenna Schubert, Sue (Holt), Harold (Mike), Dawn Holt, Garret McDonald; his brother Werner Lindner (Erika); his sister Inge Weitzmann (Horst); his nieces, nephews and great niece all in Germany. Predeceased by his stepdaughter Linda Holt (Terry), Vancouver; and his sisters Annie Michael (Rudolf) and Lisa Reichert (Karl) of Germany. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the B.C. Cancer Society. We will be sharing memories at a drop-in tea to be held upstairs at Shield’s Gold Dust Cafe on Sat., June 11, 2005 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The family would like to
thank the doctors and nurses of 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Kamloops and the Lions Gate hospitals for their care. A special
thank you to the ICU nurses in Kamloops and Dr. Paul Klimo, from the Cancer Clinic in North Vancouver.