Hupfauer, Werner Max Wilhelm

April 5, 1946 – July 13, 2012
at the age of 66 years

Pot luck celebration:  Saturday, September 15,  at 2 pm at Shuswap Lake Estates Hall

Werner Hupfauer  age 66 passed away at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital during the early morning hours of July 13, 2012.  He had suffered a massive stroke 6 days prior, after just having brought in a load of firewood.

He leaves behind Gudie (Gudrun) his loving wife of 44 years, an older sister Karin and a younger brother Klaus both in Germany.

Werner came to Canada in l967 to work at Expo 67 in Montreal as a young chef.  There he met Gudie and they married the following year.  During their marriage they worked in different parts of the world, did some unique travelling and chose to settle in the Shuswap in 1981.  Over the years Werner operated The Eatery in Salmon Arm, the Log’n Hearth at Shuswap Lake Estates in Sorrento and the Summit Restaurant in Salmon Arm in the early 1990s.  He retired from the restaurant business in 1997 and enjoyed vending at the Sorrento Farmers’ Market where he was best known for his bread.  Werner was vibrant, outrageous, energetic and tenacious . He was very active in local community affairs and gave generously of his time and energy.

Werner was a strong supporter of the annual auction for the  Variety Club Children’s Charity.  Please consider this charity in honour of Werner in lieu of flowers.

A very big thank-you to ALL the staff at the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for taking such loving care of Werner in his final week.

A pot luck celebration of Werner’s life will take place on Saturday, September 15,  at 2 pm at Shuswap Lake Estates Hall on the Trans Canada Highwaynear Sorrento, courtesy of Jack Barker.  In the meantime, Gudie will be available at


  1. Werner’s enthusiasm for all things local lives on. I have his generosity of spirit to thank for delicious potluck experiences through Gudie, as well as support of the local Farmer’s Market movement. It was he who first nominated me to the board of the BC Association of Farmers Markets, of which he was a dedicated participant, and I thank him for that and for his inspiration to become involved and make a difference. He will be remembered as someone special who cared passionately about doing the right thing, and he was not afraid to speak his mind. Sincerest condolences to his dear wife and friend, Gudie.

  2. Our belated condolences Gudie. We have very happy memories of you and Werner. Always lots of good food, and lots of fun sing-alongs. Words cannot express how very sad we feel for you in your time of sorrow.
    With sincerest sympathy,
    Dave & Erlene

  3. We are so sorry to hear of Werner’s passing. He faithfully delivered our bread to our house every week, rain,shine or snow. We always enjoyed his visits and time he took to talk about anything and everything. We kept company almost every year at the annual Children’s Variety auction, which he so generously donated his wonderful bread. I first met Werner when he ran The Eatery in downtown Salmon Arm and was a customer at S/Arm Insurance where I worked. He was always working hard but had a smile and time to talk. We will miss his weekly visits to the house….his bread and other baked goods were always a treat, especially at Christmas time when he made the traditional German baking. We will miss him and send our condolences to Gudie, who was his best friend and love of his life.

  4. My thoughts are with you Gudie. Werner was a special person and will not be forgotten.

  5. He did our wedding reception meal, it wasgreat. Will be missed.

  6. Although we meet Werner only briefly, we were inspired by his love of travel and his zest for life. He was certainly noticed before that time in his ‘funny little truck’ that faithfully delivered all of Gudie’s art work to local shows. What a great support to Gudie in all of her artist endeavors and he did so with a smile and hello to all he met.

    Our condolences go out to Gudie and Werner’s family. We are so very sorry to hear of his passing.

    Susan and Russ McLeod

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