Werner Furrer Sr, 93, peacefully passed away on June 28th. Born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1927, he came to the United States via Canada when he and his future wife Martha eloped. He and Martha travelled around the United States, having children along the way, and finally settled in the Pacific Northwest first in Hoquiam and then in Everett.
Werner was a strong, kind, loving and supportive father. His knowledge and guidance were the foundation of his family. He was an outdoor enthusiast and introduced his family to a lifelong love of Mother Nature and his true passion of kayaking. Kayaking truly runs in the blood of his family and his legacy will live on through Werner Paddles.
He paddled the last time 2 days before this year’s Father’s Day where the family gathered around him.
A story of Werner Sr. was published in winter of 2007 in Kayak Session Magazine. We link it here as a remembrance.
THE WERNER STORY
More memories will be shared in the coming weeks through Werner Paddles.