~ Lived a good Life ~
Jurgen Walter Posselt, the oldest of three brothers was born
April 18, 1954 in Ahlen, Germany to Irmegard and Walter
Posselt. When he was 16, the entire family made the sea
journey to Canada from Germany in the fall of 1970, eventually settling at the scenic Home Creek Ranch in Cheslatta. Here, Jurgen fell in love with the rivers, mountains, and wild flowers that we see so often in his art.
Graduating from LDSS High School, he pursued his dream of becoming an artist, attending art school in Toronto, as well as UBC in Vancouver.
Always free spirit, Jurgen adventured across the US in a VW van, drove Taxi cab in Vancouver, and made many sacrifices in order to fund art supplies during his immensely creative years of 1979-1982.
In the summer of 1983 Jurgen returned to the Southside, and married his wife Beate. Together, they raised three children, Peter, Hanna, and Wolf. With the kids grown, Jurgen travelled
the world, continued to paint, and drive truck.
After his accident in 2005, he made the move to Prince George.
Despite his struggle, Jurgen still had a smile for everyone. His ability to talk remained unaffected, and he would claim to be a “Square-head survivor” to his very last day. He will be always be remembered and missed by his family and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday August 3rd,
at 1 p.m. at the Alcan Spillway campground, on the Southside.
Donations in Memoriam can be made to the Spinal Cord
Injury BC online at www.sci-bc.ca or by mail: 780 SW Marine Dr. Vancouver, BC. V6P 5Y7