KLEMP, Mario. Born in Halberstadt, Germany on Feb. 25, 1961 and died peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 26, 2014.

Mario is survived by his loving parents, Axel and Dagmar Klemp, his sister Iris and his two daughters Amanda and Jessica. Axel and Dagmar’s heroic escape from East Germany with baby Mario to Wolfsberg, West Germany gave hope for a brighter future. The family immigrated to Canada in 1983 to start their new adventure in Houston, B.C.

Mario worked as a logging truck driver in the Bulkley Valley for the last twenty years. His love of cars has been passed on to his daughters, who plan to display his classic car in upcoming “Show and Shines” in his memory.

No formal service will be held, however a gathering will be held in the Idylwild in Houston on Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. for friends and family.

Dear Dad:

If Tears Could Build a Stairway

and memories were a lane.

We would walk right up to Heaven

and bring you back again.

My heart still aches with sadness,

and secret tears still flow.

What it meant to love you –

No one can ever know.

We think of you in silence

We often speak your name

Your memory is our keepsake

With which we’ll never part

Since you’ll never be forgotten,

I pledge to you today

A hollowed place within our hearts

is where you’ll always stay.

God has you in his keeping

We have you in our hearts

“Auf Wiedersehen!”

R.A. Schrader Funeral Services


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