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Bruch, Joseph

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Passed away February 28, 2012 at the age of 80. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Josephine; his sister Ella (Edward); 11 children: Lawrence (Karen), Lorraine, Philomena, John, Philip (Donna), Mary (David), Michael, James, Benedict (Catharine), Daniel (Grace) and Monica (Darrell); 13 grandchildren: Corey, Kayla, Julia, Christopher, Evan, Andrea, Ryan, Marisa, Molly, Timothy, Mackenzie, Hailey and Nathan. Born in Regina and raised on farms in Saskatchewan and BC, he set down roots and raised his family in Victoria and Kelowna. Most of his career was spent in the hardware and building supply business. He was BC’s first President of the Young Socreds and very active in the CYO and BC Federation of Independent Schools. He was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and very involved in Immaculate Conception Parish. Joe enjoyed public speaking, singing, dancing, carpentry and especially fishing. He loved being around his children and grandchildren and giving and receiving smiles to everyone. Prayers will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Sunday, March 4 at 7:30 pm. Funeral will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Ave, on Monday, March 5 at 1:00 pm, with a reception at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall following the burial at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations can be made in Joe’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation: 1-888-473-4636 or www.heartandstroke.ca.


Prayer Service
Sunday, March 4 at 7:30 pm

Monday, March 5 at 1:00 pm

Immaculate Conception Church

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Service Information

Service Details

The prayer service for Bruch, Joseph is scheduled for Sunday, March 4 at 7:30 pm at located at 839 Sutherland Ave., , Kelowna, BC, .

The service for Bruch, Joseph is scheduled for Monday, March 5 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Immaculate Conception Church

839 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC


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  • Tara (Neave) Cote says:

    Very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    From the Neave Family
    Paddy, Carney, Greg, Tara

  • Richard and Sue Morris says:

    Richard and I are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He will be truly missed by all of us at ICC. His faithfulness has been an inspiration and witness to us over the past 22 years. God bless you Josephine and family.

  • Tom & Audrey Young says:

    We were sadden to hear of Joe’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    The Young Family,
    Tom, Audrey, Corey, Brianne, Erin & Meghan

  • Barb Kilmartin says:

    Our thoughts are with all of you at this time.We were always happy to see Joe when he would come for coffee.It was a pleasure to serve him ,he always had a smile on his face. He will be missed.From Barb and all the deli girls at Coopers.

  • Paddy and Sandy Kavanagh says:

    Dear Josephine and family,
    we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Joe. He will be missed by all who have known him especially in our Parish. A good kind soul who has gone home to Jesus.

  • Wally and Jan Schredl says:

    Dear Josephine and family, We could not leave for Vancouver without extending to you our prayers and thoughts and sympathy. We will miss bumping into Joe at the grocery store, and you, Jo, are in our hearts at this difficult time. May our kind Father take Joe into the joy of the Trinity, where he can help prepare the banquet table for the rest of us! In Christ, Wally and Jan Schredl

  • Earle Nichol says:

    Please know that your families are in our thoughts & prayers. It is so evident that a piece of Joseph lives on in each one of you. We knew him as a proud man..so should you be. A celebration of a life unwasted and lived to the fullest. We are saddened by his passing, yet know how lucky we were to know your father…Love and prayers to all of you.
    Earle, Nancy & Jesara

  • Linda Sakatch says:

    Phil and family,
    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

  • Faye & Phil Weber says:

    Josephine & family, we were saddened to read about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Faye & Phil Weber

  • Julien Bilodeau says:

    Josephine, It was with sorrow that we learnt of Joe’s passing. We will keep him, you and your family in this difficult time, that the good Lord will bless and strenghten you. Terry and Julien Bilodeau

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