1944 ~ 2018
Klaus Spitz passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the age of 74 at Pinawa Hospital.
Klaus will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife Mary of 51 years, daughters Cyndi (James) and their children Alex, Rebekah, Charlotte and Braelyn, and Chris (Shannon) and their children Nicole and Kevin.
Klaus graduated in June of 1967 from Red River Community College with a diploma in electronic technology. He and Mary were married in July that year and they moved to Lake Traverse, Ontario where Klaus worked for the National Research Council doing radio astronomy. Here he was part of a team that discovered quasars.
Klaus and Mary moved to Pinawa in 1968 where they worked for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and raised their family. Klaus started in operations with the reactor team, moved to Research and Development, designing the RD 14 facility and also worked on fluid hydraulics involving water hammer. He retired in 1998 to enjoy computing, bicycling, and his family. He loved being outside in Pinawa and its beautiful surroundings.
Klaus appreciated and loved family most of all. He cherished every bit of family time.
“Forever in our hearts”
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue E., Beausejour.
Donations may be made in Klaus’ memory to Pinawa Health Auxiliary, c/o Pinawa Hospital, Box 220, Pinawa, MB R0E 1L0.
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