Passed away peacefully at David Lloyd Jones Home in Kelowna on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the age of 97 and is now in heaven with his beloved wife Josephine who passed away on April 28, 2016.
Survived by his sons: Dale (Caulett) of Regina, SK, Glen (Tanya) of Calgary, AB, and Gordon (Charlene) of Botha, AB; daughter-in-law Sharon (Dennis) Weber of Kelowna, BC, grandchildren: Paula (Denni) MacDowell, Jackie Jerrett (Duane Phillippi), Twyla Griesser (Gosha Kadotchnikov), Dana Jerrett, Paul Griesser, Christopher (Alma) Griesser, Crystal Griesser, Michael Griesser, Heather (Walter) Lucente; great grandchildren: Jasmine, Kieran, Destanee, Jaidan, Elouise, Autumn, Jessica, and Levon; great great grandsons Severin and Landon; numerous nieces, cousins, and very special family friends, Doreen and Wally Woloschuk and cousin Margaret Counsell.
Predeceased by his wife Josephine, son David and grandson Cory.
Chris was born on the family farm at Minton, Saskatchewan and took over the farm when his father had a heart attack. While he was farming, he met Josephine, the love of his life and wife for 66 years. They farmed in Minton for 22 years and had 4 sons. They subsequently moved to Kelowna in 1971, raised their family, became deeply involved in their church community and cherished the many friendships that they made. Chris worked at Western Star Trucks in Kelowna for 14 years. He was a gentle spirit and extremely compassionate individual who always put the interests of others before his own.
Many thanks to the wonderful staff at David Lloyd Jones Home for the tremendous care that was provided to Chris.
Online streaming of the service will begin on Tuesday, May 2nd at 12:25pm. The Memorial Service will commence at 12:30pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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Service: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Location: Springfield Funeral Home
The service for GRIESSER, Christian Edwin is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.