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February 20, 2015

Klaus-Peter Fellenz (MD, FRCPC, FAAP)

Mar 2, 1930 - Feb 20, 2015

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Klaus-Peter Fellenz. He will be greatly missed by his wife Elaine, his children Hanns, Mathias, Suzanne, Roswitha and Justin, their spouses Catherine, Lora and Bruce, and step-sons Rory and Nicholas. He was a proud and loving “Opa” to 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, who now live in BC, Alberta and Ontario. Following his father and grandfather, Klaus-Peter obtained his medical degree in Germany. He then traveled to the United States in 1955, practicing medicine in New York, Toledo, and Atlanta, where he completed his specialty training as a paediatrician. He attained his Paediatric Cardiology specialization at UBC after immigrating to Canada in 1959. He eventually settled in Kamloops in 1961 where he lived and worked for nearly 50 years. His passion for children’s health and well-being was central in his role as a Paediatrician, and also in his many years of service on the Kamloops School Board where he took a leadership role in the healthy children programmes. Elaine and Klaus moved to Summerland in 2009 when Elaine became the United Church Minister in Peachland. Klaus enjoyed reading, and riding his beloved scooter around the countryside and to local wineries in Summerland so much that he had to replace the original one. Klaus-Peter was a pioneer in paediatric cardiology, and his legacy lives on in the hundreds of people who would not have survived had it not been for his skill and commitment to his patients. A service will be held in his memory at the Peachland United Church, on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. If you have memories that you would like to share, please send them to

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