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GRIESSER, Christian Edwin

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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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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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.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077

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  • Lark and Dan Willms says:

    Thankful for the opportunity to know Chris (Jo) as they left a huge impact on our lives as gracious, helpful and loving friends who selflessly served people. Our deepest symphany and condolences to the family and friends.

  • Allene Larrivee says:

    Please accept my deepest condolences. I remember Uncle Chris as a soft spoken kind man. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

  • Shirley Turansky says:

    I can’t begin to tell you how much Chris and Jo meant to me. I stayed in their home many times while visiting my mother in Kelowna. Chris was so loving to my mom and visited her by himself when I was thousands of miles away.
    I spoke w/ them regularly on the phone and we laughed so much together. Not only did they house me but my sister Blanche and my son Scott. I was so blessed to have them in my life. Thank you for letting me share.

    • Caulett Griesser says:

      Thank you Shirley for all your loving words. I have never met you but you were so often spoken about, I feel like we have been friends for along time. They both spoke highly about you and you were always on their mind.

  • Jeff Sackville says:

    My condolences on the loss of your father Dale. I know how much you enjoyed your time with both of your parents these past few years and am so glad you had the opportunity to do so, and also to have Caulett there in Kelowna to spend time with him as well. I never met your father but feel I know his character pretty well through the times you spoke so fondly of him. I know you’re happy that he has a chance to join his wife in whatever afterlife awaits.

  • Diane Klippenstein says:

    Thanks Dale for the very nice life story of your dad. You were so lucky to have such loving, christian parents. I am sure their prayers will follow you all the days of your life. What a reunion they must all be having in heaven. God bless all my cousins.

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