June 6, 1937 – May 11, 2018
at the age of 80 years.
We invite you to share in celebrating the life of Dr. Alvin Gottschling on Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 pm at the Fellowship Baptist Church, 651 7th Ave E, Prince Rupert, BC. Reception to follow.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Alvin Gottschling, at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, on May 11, 2018, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. Born June 6, 1937, he has gone home to be with his Lord and Saviour just shy of his 81st birthday. He will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched.
He is survived by his loving wife, Melitta, of 58 years, his three daughters, Angela (Pascal) Plessis of Salmon Arm, BC, Bernita (Bart) Carrigan of Kamloops, BC, Carmen (Vince) Aceto of Prince Rupert, BC, as well as his eight beautiful grandchildren, Amy, Nathan, Alexa, Aaron, Calum, Mataya, Noah, and Coen, his brothers: Dr. Kurt Gottschling (Martha) of Burnaby, BC, Dr. Gerd Gottschling (Bev) of Kitimat, BC and their families, brother in law: Dr. Thomas Linke of Germany and his family, numerous cousins and their families as well as his walking buddy Rucker.
Many thanks to all the wonderful health care providers, friends, and so many others who accompanied him on his journey.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.