Gellrich Avenue was named for Alfred Richard Gellrich who was born in 1896 in Germany. He immigrated from Hamburg with his wife, Marta and son Ginter to Winnipeg and gave his occupation as “landarbeiter” (Farm hand or agricultural worker). Gellrich was subdivided out of Lot 76, Plan 1105 in 1956 (Map 8075). Alfred is listed in the 1949 and 1957 directories as a labourer with the BC Government and is living at R.R.#1, Brocklehurst. He died February 2, 1963 in Kamloops and is buried is Hillside Cemetery. In the 1960 directory, his son Ginter A.Gellrich is listed as a Range Rider at the Dominion Range Experimental Farm; He is listed in 1963 as living at 908 Holt Street, but is not listed in 1966.
** Information obtained from Muesum and Archives