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Paul Eisenhut

November 2, 1930 - December 12, 2013

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On December 12, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer, Paul Arnold Eisenhut passed away with his family at his side.  He will be missed by his loving wife, Anne; three sons Gary (Meryle), Doug and Neil (Constanze); grandchildren Kyle (Sabrina), Jena, Ryan, Kristi (Grant) Fortuin, Craig, and Noah; and great grandson Lucas.

Born in 1930 in Mannville, Alberta, Paul’s family settled a few years later in Oliver, where his father established an insurance business.  Paul grew into an accomplished athlete, winning a baseball scholarship to Seattle, where he met his wife-to-be, Anne.  Upon marrying in 1955, Paul and Anne returned to Oliver to work in the Eisenhut family business.  Paul also lived and worked in the family orchard business. Paul eventually got involved in designing and building the Cherry Grove golf course in 1961. Once involved in the golf business he successful obtained his Golf Professional designation.  Playing and teaching golf became his lifelong hobby. 

In 1964 Paul moved to Osoyoos and established Eisenhut Insurance, which still remains in the family to his day.  During the seventies and eighties, Paul was charter member in establishing the Osoyoos Golf and Country Club and was also a huge supporter in establishing the Osoyoos hockey arena.  Paul was passionate about getting involved with his 3 boys.  He coached them in baseball, fastball and hockey.

If he was not coaching he was always in attendance

 In later years he could always be found around the hockey rink or ballpark and would travel to support his sons and grandchildren in their many sporting endeavors. 

In retirement, Paul and Anne travelled to many places, finally settling in Yuma during the winter season.  Their time was spent golfing in summers and spending time in winter with family, which usually involved hockey.   Friends and family will remember Paul for his tireless energy and his sense of humor.  Even during his final battle with cancer, he was persistent in his fight and giving “thumbs up” to the end.  He is dearly loved and will be cherished in our hearts.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 21 at 11:00 am at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Osoyoos.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the BC Cancer Foundation, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5L3.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

Arrangements are entrusted to Nunes-Pottunger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.

 

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Ardeth Iverson
Relation: spent time on osoyoos lake

so sorry to hear of Mr Eisenhut’s passing. My thoughts are with all of you

From: Norma Thomas
Relation: Old friend

My sincere sympathy to Ann and family.

From: Vickie (Coy) Fairburn
Relation: Friend of my parents

Condolences from the Coy family. God bless and give you peace and comfort at this time of your loss.

From: Enlow Family
Relation: Friend

Anne, Neil, Doug, Gary and family,
Our deepest sympathies to all of you – we have been thinking of all of you. We all feel blessed to have met Paul – he made a room come alive when he entered it. He had the greatest smile and those sparkling eyes!! His was a life to be celebrated! We are sending prayers and big hugs.
Mike, Deb, Heidi, Sarah and Tom

From: Linda Dumka
Relation: Friend of Family

My most sincere condolences to the Entire Eisenhut family! Hold all of your wonderful memories in your hearts, they will get you through the many difficult days ahead! Thinking of you as you celebrate his life tomorrow. Sincerely, Linda Dumka

From: Audrey Staton
Relation: Old golfing friends

To Anne and family: I will be thinking of you all as I am on my way east.
Sincere sympathy

From: john patterson
Relation: Friend

My deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and father. I knew Paul as an insurance agent,my baseball coach, a person who always had a smile on his face and loved to stop and talk. He was a friend of our family for more than 50 years and I will miss his smiling face at the golf course. Gone, but not forgotten!

From: Norma lock
Relation: Through my parents

I know my parents Arthur and Dorothea had many happy times with Paul and Anne while living by Haynes Point. My thoughts are with Anne and the Eisenhut family.

Regards
Norma Lock

From: Donna & Brad Elenko
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are will the entire family. May you cherish the wonderful memories you have of your husband, dad and grandfather.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 21, 2013
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
St. Anne''s Catholic Church
7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

A memorial mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dave DeSouza at 11:00 A.M. Saturday December 21, 2013 at St. Anne”s Catholic Church. A reception will follow in the church lower hall.

7610 - 87th Street
Osoyoos, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
The BC Cancer Foundation
399 Royal Avenue
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 5L3
 

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