MICKSCH, Hanno Winfred
Passed away with family by his side on December 8, 2011. He was surrounded by his belongings and memories that decorated his cozy apartment at the Comox Valley Seniors Village. He is preceded by his wife, Kathrin Flügger of Aumühle, Germany (1978).
Lovingly nicknamed O.H. (Onkel Hanno), he was an independent man of few words who enjoyed spending his leisure time reading and researching, but lived for family gatherings at his brother and sister-in-law’s home in Oak Bay, Victoria, British Columbia.
Born in Hamburg, Germany, November 18, 1925 to parents Johann Georg and Annemarie (Sladeck) Micksch, Hanno was raised the eldest of two sons in the village of Aumühle
Hanno and his wife, Kathrin, relocated to Caracas, Venezuela in 1955 where he pursued a career as an import administrator. He later moved into optical sales, working for the Veneopt Company, owned by Gerd Ellerbroek, husband of his cousin, Marlies [Micksch] Ellerbroek.
Upon retirement in 1991, Hanno moved to Canada to be closer to his brother Hans Hubertus (Peter) Micksch, sister-in-law Renate (Buchholz) Micksch, and nieces, Stefanie, Annette and Julie. He lived happily in the municipality of Oak Bay, Victoria from 1991 to 2011. Biking and walking were part of his daily routine and he was a well-known figure about town on his vintage 1940s bicycle.
Struggling with health issues, Hanno moved from Victoria to Courtenay in April 2011 to be closer to family. He was impressed by the warmth and caring attention of new friends including the health care professionals who improved the quality of life during his final year.
Hanno’s family would like to thank all of the kind individuals at Casa Loma, Comox Valley Seniors Village and St Joseph’s Hospital that made him feel welcomed and at home in the Comox Valley.
Honouring Hanno’s last wishes, “Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust” Hanno’s ashes will be scattered by family in a nature park of their choice.
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