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Huber, Josef

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Joe passed away peacefully on August 24, 2012 at the age of 87, with his family by his side.  He was predeceased by his loving wife, Anna; his eldest daughter, Elsie McKernan; his brother, Edmund Huber; and his brother-in-law, Joe Czerwinski.   He will be dearly missed by the members of his family, all of whom he loved so much.  Joe is survived by his two daughters, Ingrid (Gene) Sivorot, and Hilde (Terry) Schneider, and his son Joe (Kirsten) Huber, all of Kelowna; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; his sister, Emma Czerwinski; and his sisters-in-law, Liz (Don) Cameron and Ann Huber.  Joe was born of German descent in Romania in 1925.  He immigrated to Regina with his wife and young daughter in 1950.  He was a skilled cabinet maker who eventually moved his family to the Okanagan.  He began a new career in the motel business in Penticton and then Kelowna, very quickly becoming a successful hotelier.  Although he attempted to retire at a young age, his drive to create and build pulled him back into business.  Together with members of his family, he developed and built hotels for many more years.  In addition, he dedicated himself to numerous building projects for the Diocese of Nelson, leaving his imprint in many communities in the Southern Interior.  He will be remembered as a great businessman, a loving family man, and a strong person of faith.  A Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, August 29th at 7:30 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 30th at 11:00 am.  Both services will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC.  As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to may make a donation to either the Alzheimer Society of BC, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, in the name of Josef Huber.

Prayer Service
Wednesday, August 29th at 7:30 pm

Thursday, August 30th at 11:00 am

Immaculate Conception Church,

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Service Details

The prayer service for Huber, Josef is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29th at 7:30 pm at located at 839 Sutherland Ave., , Kelowna, BC.

The service for Huber, Josef is scheduled for Thursday, August 30th at 11:00 am. 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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  • Denise and Marcel Bergevin says:

    To all of Joe’s loved ones. May love sorround you, may faith sustain you, may hope encourage you day by day. We are very sorry to hear of the loss of a good friend Joe. May the beleif that he is now with God bring you all comfort. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you. Sincerely, Denise and Marcel Bergevin.

  • Jim & Sylvia mayne says:

    We are sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Anna and Joe were wonderful neighbours. They were always very kind to our young sons as the boys were growing up. Christmas was always special as Anna would spoil Ryan and Scott with cookies and other treats. We will always have a special place in out hearts for both Anna and Joe.

    Jim and Sylvia Mayne

  • John and Dorothy DeVries says:

    Dear Hilde and Terry,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father Hilde. It has been a long journey for you and our hearts go out to you. You are in our prayers.

  • Staff & Management PRMRC says:

    Our thoughts are with all the family at this troubled time.

  • Stacey Agecoutay says:

    My most sincere condolences for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

  • Jean & Dale McKenzie says:

    Dear Hilde, Terry, Travis, Will, Tarris and families
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
    With our sincere sympathy and caring,
    Jean, Dale, and all the McKenzie family

  • Katja Oldendorf says:

    Joe and family,

    My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Your father was someone I will always remember and give great thanks for giving me such an opportunity in the hotel business. I always looked forward to him popping his head into the Cristal lounge to say hello way back in the day when I worked there.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Katja Oldendorf and family

  • Alison Peace says:

    Dear Joe, Kirsten and Family,

    I would like to extend my sincere condolences to you. My thoughts are with you.

  • Will Kruiper says:

    Joe and Family;
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    I met your father several times and was a very honest, hardworking individual. For those traits he became a successful business man. His life journey on earth has ended, however his guidance upon you all provides a strong life path.
    I wish you all strength in this time of sorrow.

  • Patti & Sam DiMaria says:

    To Hilde, Terry,Ingrid, Gene, Joe Kristie & families

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of a great man. May your Dad have found peace in his new life and may you all find peace in your wonderful memories of him.

    With love & compassion
    Sam,Patti, Jenna, Samantha & Ross DiMaria xoxox

  • Linda, Allen, Laura & Alexa Tozer says:

    Are thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May your memories of him be joyful and numerous. Our deepest sympathies. Linda, Allen, Laura & Alexa Tozer

  • Max & Chris DeHart says:

    Was very sad to hear about the passing of your father. Our thoughts are with the entire family.
    Maxine and Chris Hehart

  • Lynne Deacon says:

    Hilda,Terry, Ingrid, Gene
    I was very sorry to hear that you lost your Dad as well as your sister.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as go through the grieving process
    Lynne Deacon

  • Amy Galic says:

    Dear Joe and Family,

    My sincere condolences to you at this sad time. My thoughts are with you.

    Amy Galic and family

  • Armando and Annelies Ferreira says:

    Our most sincere condolences to Joe’s family. We wish you all lots of strength during these trying times. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Ken and Geri Thom says:

    Dear Joe Kirsten and family,
    We are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you.

    Ken and Geri Thom

  • Edward Nagel says:

    I was so happy that I was able to visit with Joe two years ago with Tony Neuman and his sister Hilde Wollny . It was very exciting when Joe was able to recognise his old friend from Regina Eddy Nagel.
    Joe will be missed and remembered by all of us.

  • Jack & Suzanne (Schneider) says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Mr. Huber’s passing. No doubt the angels, Anna and Ilse, were there to greet him. He has left a wonderful legacy in all the children, grand-children and great-grand-children. We grieve for you all and pray you remember happier times.

  • John Campbell says:

    Dear Ingrid, Joe, Hilde and families,
    My deepest condolences to you on the passing of you father Joe. As you know Joe was instrumental in the construction of Immaculata and was a great leader in our Catholic community. I am sure he has a special place in Heaven with your mother and sister with our Lord.


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