Richard Lucien “Dick” Ehrenholz was born in Poland on August 5, 1924, father, John Louis Ehrenholz and, mother Lidia Halikow, survived by siblings, John Ehrenholz, Lucy Fatkin, Alice Stark, Shirley Allert, Nettie Donovan and many cousins. Immigrating to Canada as a young child, they lived a short while in Saskatchewan before relocating to Bradner, BC, where he went to school and met the love of his life of 67 years, Rose, who he married on August 26, 1944 and had four children Wayne Ehrenholz (predeceased), Ron Ehrenholz, Elaine Dyck, Diana Kowaliuk, 2 son-in-laws, Gary Dyck and Lyle Kowaliuk as well as 8 grandchildren, Jason and Karmen Ehrenholz, Amanda and Gregory Dyck, Josh and Shelby Lockwood, Makayla and Courtney Kowaliuk. Married life began in Bradner on their family farm on Interprovincial Highway and he resided here until 1989 when they moved to their current address on Marshall Road in Abbotsford. Bradner was very much home for Dick and he became an integral part of the Community through his involvement in the Bradner Community Club. Dick’s work history started in the logging camps and the road construction industry throughout the Province of B.C. and concluded with a 22 year career as Deputy Superintendent of Public Works at Matsqui Municipality, when he retired in 1988.
He was a big, gentle man, who loved sports, enjoyed people and displayed a logical demeanor that allowed him to think through problems and handle situations with grace and dignity. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed life to its fullest. Dick passed away at 11:40 p.m. on December 17, 2011 surrounded by his wife and family. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Bradner Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. On line condolences to the family may be made at: