Allan Moritz 1926 — 2016

Allan Moritz

Allan Eilert Moritz

December 16,th1926 – April 25th 2016

Allan Moritz Sr. of Kamloops BC passed away on April 25th, 2016 at 89 years of age. He is survived by his loving  soul mate, fishing partner  and wife Helen of 62 years, as well as his children: Patti Moritz , Shelley Kimberly, Elaine Dawson, Allan Moritz Jr. and his beloved dog Jaydee all of Kamloops BC, grandchildren Ryan, Niki, Paige, Brienne, Celestine, Clarissa and Elijah, great grandchildren; Andrew, Alex, Paige, Rowan and Samaya.

He also leaves to cherish his memory a brother Dennis Moritz and a sister Pearl Rieger.

Allan was predeceased by: grandchildren Stephanie, Whitney and Daniel.

He grew up on the family farm and as a young man worked briefly in Ontario before moving to BC and  started as a heavy duty equipment operator. Allan later returned to mining and ran the first load of oar through the crusher at Bethlehem, which was the first mine to start at Highland Valley. He was the then a dump supervisor at Lornex , while building Moritz’s Cabins in Cache Creek.

Allan began placer mining,  during which time he, his son and Dave Dawson found the Lost yellow line tunnel, which is now a family secret. Allan worked at  Blackdome until his retirement. Allan kept his family fed from fishing, hunting, gardening, making  sausage and sauerkraut. He was a mechanic, carpenter, butcher, musician and a family man. Allan had a special gift with animals and nature since he was a young man.

He lived a long full life and will be missed and forever loved by all his family.

Precious are the memories he leaves behind.

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5 Tributes

  1. Doug Parke
    Posted April 29, 2016 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Our deepest condolences to the entire Moritz family on the loss of Alan Sr. He will be sorrowfully missed by all.
    Doug and Robyn Parke
    and Cliff and Jerri Calverley

  2. Doug Parke
    Posted April 29, 2016 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    My mom (Sammy Parke) would also like to send her condolences to your entire family on the passing of Allan Sr.

  3. Angela & Kelly
    Posted April 30, 2016 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    My mom (Kelly) and I want to send you our heartfelt condolences. I am sorry for your loss, and want you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Ruth
    Posted April 30, 2016 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Our deepest condolences to the Moritz family on the loss of uncle Alan. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Ruth and Tina Demchuk

  5. Terry Ludwar
    Posted May 1, 2016 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    If a person looked up the word ” Nice” in the dictionary, Uncle Allan’s picture would be right along side of it. He will always be remembered by me as a very pleasant and caring man. To the entire Moritz family – My sincere condolences. on the other hand though, you will always have the good memories. And I know there are plenty. Hugs, and Love, thinking of you, Terry Ludwar and family.

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