We Remember

HENNEL, Gustav “Gus”

March 9, 1925 — March 23, 2023

Gus Hennel passed away, peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 23, 2023, at the age of 98, in Kelowna, BC.

Gus was born in Romania, living there and in Germany prior to immigrating to Canada in 1951. After arriving in Canada, he worked for Marathon American Corporation for 25 years as a logger and carpenter.  He then went on to work in Thunder Bay, ON for Great Lakes and Canadian Pacific Forest Products in the mechanical department.

After a life of hard work, Gus and his wife Doris retired and moved to Kelowna, BC. Throughout his life, Gus’ main interest was his family.  He was an amazing husband, father, Opa, and Opa Opa.

Gus is survived by his wife of 68 years, Doris; his daughters Diana and Cora; grandchildren Cameron, Cody, Erin, Courtney, and Corrina; great-grandchildren London, Jack, and Charlie; and sisters Aurelia, Frida, and Erika.  He was predeceased by his parents Karl and Steffanie.

The family sends thanks to Emergency and Palliative Care Kelowna.  They received excellent care and will be forever grateful.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Canadian WildliIfe Federation.

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  • Jean Bigler says:

    My sincere sympathy to Doris and Family . I got to know Doris and Gus with the Kelowna Stroke group, Gus tried his best to tell you what he thought, take care Doris.

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