July 18, 2018
On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Christopher Glenn Haacke of Oliver was tragically taken from us and passed away at the Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 54 years.
He was predeceased by his loving mother, Edna Pearl Wright.
Chris will be fondly remembered by his family including daughters Kelli-Rae (Ross) and Kenna (Victor) and step daughter “Little” Cassandra (Greg). Brother Robert Haacke and sisters Donna (David) and Jo-Anne, niece’s Kassandra (Jason) and Nicole (Ryan) and nephew Thomas-Joseph (Leanne). He will be remembered lovingly by his daughter Kenna to his first born granddaughter who will arrive in December as well as many as many extended family and friends and also his loving dog Bronx.
Chris was born in Winnipeg Manitoba and came to Cawston at the age of six, he lived in the Okanagan all his life, mostly in Oliver.
Chris loved people, especially being with friends and loved ones while he tinkered on cars. He had the gift of the gab and loved to laugh. His robust laugh and great sense of humour were well known.
Growing up Chris could fix anything mechanically and began fixing cars when he was just ten years old. In his younger days he worked as a cook and excelled in the culinary arts and is the creator of many delicious dishes. Chris also worked for many years as a drywaller and was accomplished in the trade, but his true love was buying, selling and fixing cars. Chris could usually be found barefoot in his yard under the hood of a car or truck doing what made him happy.
The happiest time of Chris’s life was his family time. Chris spoke often of his three daughters that he loved very much, his oldest (step) daughter he first met when she was nine months old and was so proud to be part of her life, he loved her instantly and ultimately gave her two other sisters bringing his brood to three, “My Girls” he would say, and he loved them all very much.
Chris’s love of vehicles was known throughout the Okanagan valley. One of his claims to fame was providing vehicles and his big school bus to Paramount Pictures for the Nicholas Cage movie “Humanity Bureau” that came to Osoyoos in 2016. Chris also had a bit part in the movie and his name can be seen in the credits at the end. Chris was a larger than life movie character that affected all who knew him. You will be missed Christopher Glenn Haacke, we love and miss you very much.
Celebration of Life for Christopher Glenn Haacke will be held November 3, 2018 at noon at the Oliver Elks Hall. Sandwiches and refreshments served.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com