Obituary: Gerhard (Gary) Krahn II


Gerhard (Gary) Krahn II

July 20, 1952 – June 8, 2023

Gerhard (Gary) Krahn II, age 70, of Point Roberts, Washington passed away suddenly on June 8, joining his beloved wife Linda Krahn for their eternity together in Heaven.

Our father was one of six children to Gerhard Krahn and Maria Rempel. He was born July 20, 1952, in Volendam, Paraguay. From there, the family immigrated to Ontario, Canada. He graduated from Leamington District Secondary School in 1971, and shortly thereafter moved to Vancouver, British Columbia.

He was a “Jack of all trades.” Gary worked construction by day as it was the family trade, and he bounced at bars in the evenings. Somewhere in his story he found Point Roberts, Washington.

He met Linda, the love of his life at the Reef Tavern where he was a bouncer and bar manager; he hired her to be a waitress.

Together they had Sasha, Gerhard (JR), and Christion Kendall who he accepted as his son. Gary’s children gifted him with the lights of his life, his grandchildren Jade, Layla, Connor, and Zander. His grandchildren were his pride and joy, and all who knew him knew the special place they held in his heart.

Our father was a local contractor who built many homes, and remodeled anything into a work of art. Everyone who met him has a story of how he touched their life. Everyone remembers his smile and wave through town, and his brief chats at the local stores and senior center.

A celebration of our father’s life will be held July 23 – location to be determined.