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Carlos Pechtel



On Sunday, March 16, 2014 Carlos Pechtel passed away peacefully at home. He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted wife of 57 years, Conchita; son, William (Sue); grandson, Mathew (Brittney); his Germany family brother, Wilhelm (Irmgard); sister, Marga (Carl); along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Wilhelm and Elisabeth and brothers, Heinrich and Hubert.

Carlos grew up in Germany but after the war worked for Bayer and was transferred to Spain where he met his wife to be, Conchita. Eventually, seeking new challenges they immigrated to Canada. What followed was a 58 year career as an independent businessman in a new country that provided opportunities for those willing to work hard. Eventually ending up in Edmonton (their home for 57 years) Carlos started a radio business selling Telefunken stereos but shortly thereafter also started a travel business that later became Globetrotter Travel. As a young boy Carlos dreamed of seeing the world and after a 50 years career in the travel industry he certainly saw most of it. When not working or traveling, Carlos was a long time member of Edmonton South Rotary, the Order of St. John, helped found the local chapter of the dining society Chaine des Rotisseurs, but his proudest accomplishment was as Honourary Consul General of Bolivia, a position he held for 33 years. Retiring at age 80 from all his activities, he spent the last eight years of his life enjoying time with his wife and family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 114 Street, Edmonton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Carlos may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 10985 124 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5M 0H9 or to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1-020 Li Ka Shing Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E1.

In Loving Memory of
Carlos Pechtel
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Funeral Service:
Celebration of Life
Saturday, March 29, 2014
2:00 PM
Downtown Chapel
10011 - 114 Street
Edmonton, AB
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