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Passed away March 17, 2017 at the age of 97. Survived by his loving wife Kathy, sons Fred (Krystyna) of Kelowna, BC and Walter (Adelaide) of Mesa AZ, grandchildren Alex, Adam (Meghan), Eric, Robert and Liesl and great grandchildren Fraser and Hudson. Also, survived by Wolfgang and Marlies Schubel, Monika (Walter) Ohnesorge and Martin Schubel all of Berlin, Germany.  Predeceased by his brother Josef Schubel and sister-in-law Gerda Schubel of Berlin and sister Lisa Ignatov of Chicago, IL.

John was born August 12, 1919 in Uivar, Romania and died March 17, 2017 in Kelowna, BC. In 1950 after WWII, he and his wife Kathy and son Fred immigrated to Canada where his son Walter was born soon after their arrival. John worked for Ontario Hydro in Toronto, ON until his retirement when the family moved to Kelowna where he spent much of his time gardening and taking care of his family’s needs.  A Memorial Service will be held on April 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Springfield Funeral Home Family Center, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC with Clair Jantzen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation www.kghfoundation.com.   If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Service: April 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Location: Springfield Funeral Home Family Center

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The service for SCHUBEL, John is scheduled for April 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home Family Center

2020 Springfield Rd Kelowna, BC


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  • Peter West says:

    Kathy and Family,
    Have comfort your loss is shared he will be remembered

  • Oliver Penner says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of visiting John after work at OMUS. Such a beautiful home and garden. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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