We Remember


October 11, 1939 — April 4, 2018

**Please join us to remember and share fond memories as we celebrate Arnold’s life on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Schubert Centre – Emerald Room, 3505 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC.**

It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce Arnold’s passing on April 4, 2018 with his loving wife Margaret at his side, following a lengthy illness.  Arnold is lovingly remembered by his wife Margaret, his children: Greg and Debbie (Jason); his granddaughters: Shaelin, Austyn (Dale), Gennevieve, Alexandria and Natasha.  Predeceased by his brother Bernard in 2016, he is survived by his sisters:  Helen, Elsa, and Selma (Fred), plus many nieces and nephews and their families.  A special thank you to friends Ron and Sandy for their ongoing support.

Arnold was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to Canada with his parents and siblings after the war.  The family settled in Vancouver.  Arnold left Vancouver in the late 50’s to work for the CPR and the NAR as telegraph lineman around Fort McMurray and area.  He returned to Vancouver in the early 60’s.  It is there that he met and married Margaret and where their children were born.

Arnold enjoyed a 30+ year career with B.C. Tel which began in Richmond, BC with transfers to Burns Lake and then Kelowna until his retirement.  Arnold loved his family dearly and especially enjoyed playing with his grandchildren.  After retirement Arnold and Margaret enjoyed camping and travelled to many places in their RV.  In keeping with Arnold’s wishes, he was cremated.  A celebration of life will be held this summer.

Please consider a donation in Arnold’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  200 – 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC   V6H 3V2

A special thank you to all the staff at the Polson Residential Care Facility in Vernon who cared for Arnold in his final months and days.  Your compassion and support was exceptional.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Schubert Centre - Emerald Room

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Service Information

Service Details

The service for GIESBRECHT, Arnold is scheduled for Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 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:

Schubert Centre - Emerald Room

3505 30th Avenue Vernon, BC


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  • My sincere condolences Marg, to you and your family.

  • Chuck & Bev McCartney says:

    Our condolences to you and your family Margaret. We enjoyed having Arne as a neighbour with his cheerful and friendly way.

  • David Blencowe says:

    Dear Margaret. Sincere condolences on the news of Arnold’s passing. I so much appreciated your warm friendship at and since our days at the EAST program.
    Lord bless and comfort you in these difficult times. .
    David Blencowe

  • George and Virginia Chapdelaine says:

    Sending our sincere sympathy to you and your family, Margaret. We knew you both
    only for a short time,but enjoyed your company very much.

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