Juergen Walter Posselt was born April 18, 1954 in Aalen, Germany. His first 16 years were spent in Germany. In the fall of 1970 the family immigrated to Canada, first to the Fraser Valley and 2 years later to the Home Creek Ranch in Cheslatta. They did live the pioneer life there with no running water, hydro or phone. After finishing high school, Juergen decided to pursue an artistic career. He went to art school in Toronto and later to UBC in Vancouver. He was a very prolific artist. During the summer of 1983 Juergen moved back to the Southside, where he eventually got married and, with his wife Beate, raised their 3 children. Juergen worked in the logging industry in different jobs until his accident in 2005. Due to his changed circumstances, he moved to Prince George. With the encouragement of his family, Juergen had started to paint again.
On February 12, 2013, Juergen passed away unexpectedly in his home. He is survived and will be missed by his family and numerous friends. A celebration of his life will be held in the summer on the Southside. Details will be provided at a later date. Donations In Memoriam can be made to Spinal Cord Injury BC online at www.sci-bc.ca or by mail: 780 SW Marine Dr. Vancouver, BC. V6P 5Y7