KESEL, Werner Arthur

September 30, 1939 – December 12, 2022

Werner Kesel, loving husband of Heike Kretschmer, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 12, 2022 at the age of 83. 

Born in his beloved Alps on September 30, 1939, Werner moved to Calgary in the ‘60’s, and settled in Horse Creek Road, his “paradise” in 1994. 

Werner is survived by his two children, Nina and Chris (Jaime) of Calgary, and his three grandsons, Cole, Finn and Oliver. Along with his dear siblings, Ingrid and Rainer, of Munich, and their children. Werner is predeceased by his parents, Charlotte and Markus.

A celebration of his life will take place in January.

In lieu of flowers, donations if you wished may be made to Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – 403-932-1039

  1. On 15/12/2022 at 9:07 pm Sheila and family Said:

    Our deepest condolences Heike, Chris, Jaime Nina,and boys. Keep the memories in your hearts

  2. On 17/12/2022 at 10:38 am Peter and Brigitte Said:

    Sorry for your loss, Heike and Family, and sending warm condolences.

  3. On 19/12/2022 at 11:10 am Sandra McMorland Said:

    Heike…I’m truly sorry to hear of your beloved husband’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers from my family to yours my dear friend. ♥️

  4. On 12/01/2023 at 7:53 am Tamara Chicoine Said:

    Heike, thoughts and prayers of comfort for you and your family. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  5. On 09/02/2023 at 12:44 am Ronald Lameck Said:

    Unfortunately, I was in hospital and my wife, Inka, was at home with limited mobility, when Werner passed away. About 35 yrs. ago, Inka was very dear to his heart, and he to hers. Inka died too, on 5 February this year. She was 78. The cause was a brain hemorrhage. Both of what was once a great love have gone away. Let us always remember the love and joy both brought to the world. Remember that there can be sunshine after rain, and gladness after the pain in our hearts.

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