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NUMADA, “Emma” (Emmillia Bernice Zarr)

Passed away peacefully on May 23, 2013. Emma is survived by loving husband Joe, children Dale (Cathy) and Sheila, grandchildren Jonathan, Sarah, Katie and Andrew, sister Annamary Donhauser, brothers Matt, Ted and George Zarr and many friends. A memorial service will be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC at 1:00 on Tuesday, May 28th. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 28th

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for NUMADA, “Emma” (Emmillia Bernice Zarr) is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Tuesday, May 28th. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Wanda Pidwerbeski says:

    Joe, Sheila and Dale; our hearts and thoughts are with you at this time of loss. Emma will be so dearly missed. We will hold the memories very close to our heart. I’m so grateful for all of the hours in my life that I shared with her. She brought such joy to my Mom, and all of us. Love Wanda, Tamara, Kaila, and Clara.

  • Sonia and Darren Withers says:

    Dale, Cathy, Jonathan, Faith and Andy,
    Praying for you and your family! Love you lots!

  • Carol Romanchuk says:

    To the Numada Family, Sending you my most sincere condolences. Wishing you much comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely, Carol Hoffman-Romanchuk (Capri Travel)

  • Allan Jantz says:

    My deeps condolence to you and your family on your great loss. Al

  • Tom McRae says:

    I am sorry to here of your wife’ passing

  • Marjorie Kain says:

    Dear Joe, Dale and Sheila, so very sorry for your loss. Our Families sure enjoyed each other company for many years.
    Marjorie (waters) Kain

  • Alfred Hanet says:

    Hi Joe. Sorry to hear about Emma. My best to you in the coming days. Your old school buddy, Alf.

  • Ken says:

    Uncle Joe, Sheila, Dale & family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope your memories of Aunty Emma will bring happiness and encouragement especially over this next while.
    Your nephew/cousin

  • Don Tamaki says:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    From The Tamaki family

  • Krista O'Connor says:

    Our deepest condolences on Emma’s passing. We are so very grateful for all the two of you did for our family in looking after Grandma when we couldn’t be there. Emma will be sorely missed. We are thinking of you and your family and send our love and prayers your way.
    Krista, Tim, and Patrick O’Connor
    Haley Station, ON

  • Donna, Louise, Sharon & Brad says:

    Uncle Joe, Dale & Sheila; The loss of one’s mother and spouse is by far the saddest of anyone’s lifetime. There is just no other loss that measures up to this one. But knowing your mom as we did, we know that she wouldn’t want us sitting around too long in greif but rather celebrating the wonderful life she led. We join in with everyone who knew your mom and wife in wishing you peace and comfort as you journey through this sad and painful time in your lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    God Bless;
    Donna, Louise, Sharon & Brad (B

    A beautiful poem to nurture and comfort;
    Sleep Now;
    Although we cannot see you
    We feel your presence near.
    We will hold you close in memory
    Till we drop our very last tear.
    So sleep now with the angels,
    And your golden heart let rest
    Although our hearts are broken
    We know GOD took the best.
    So dance beyond those golden gates,
    And join your loving mom.
    We’ll see you when we are sleeping,
    And pray for you to come.
    And although this pain is painful,
    And we really don’t wanna let you go,
    We’ll wait for death to take us mom, Em
    So se can together one day glow.
    Until that day we’ll close our eyes,
    And see your smiling face.
    We’ll lock you up inside our hearts
    Until we again embrace.
    So rest now our beautiful mother and wife,
    We’ll never forget how much you have done
    So until our hands meet yours again,
    Sleep now in the sun!

  • Peter Bartel says:

    We are sorry to hear of Emma’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Pete & Genny

  • Karen & Ed Bordun says:

    Joe, it was with very heavy hearts that we learned of Emma’s passing. We are grateful to have come to know her (the two of you!) in recent years, and will miss Emma’s big smile, contagious laugh, radiant personality, and abundant energy. She has been a loyal, trusted friend to Aunt Millie and family and we are all so grateful for having had her in our lives. We wish you, Dale, Sheila and the grandchildren peace and comfort in the journey ahead.

    Our love and sympathy, Karen & Ed Bordun

  • Claire Dacre says:

    I didn’t know Emma very long but being her neighbor and seeing her smiling and open arms always there was a great pleasure and now a great loss. You will be missed.

  • Bonnie McLaughlin says:

    Joe, Dale,Cathy, Sheila, and families

    So sorry to hear of Emma’s passing, she was a light in all of your lives.
    Thinking of you all…
    Bonnie McLaughlin

  • Anne Nikiforuk says:

    My thoughts are with you! She was lovely and will be missed
    Anne Nikiforuk and Family

  • Anne Nikiforuk says:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. She was Lovely and will be missed!!

  • Domenic Rampone says:

    our thoughts and prayers are with you

    Domenic and Lina Rampone

  • Marcy McGaw (Lesko) says:

    Uncle Joe, Dale, Sheila and family,

    So very sorry to hear about this sad news. As you know, Auntie Emma was very special to me – like my second Grandma. She gave me lots of pep talks growing up, made me my favourite foods when I came to visit and was such a wonderful support during my childhood and teen years. She and my grandma Tirk had a very special bond and I know aunt Emma thought of her dear sister every day. I have peace knowing they are reunited in heaven – hopefully biking to Dairy Queen for an ice cream cone or playing a round of Kanasta. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I hope to connect with all of you when we are back in BC in August:)

    Marcy McGaw (Lesko)

  • Robert & Patsy Rein says:

    Very sorry to hear this Joe. Sending you our condolence to you and your family on your great loss.

  • Helen Sand says:

    Joe, so very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Jim Willox says:

    Joe My condolences on the loss of your wife. Although I did not know her I know what a devastating loss it is to lose your wife and best friend. My thoughts are with you in this sad time.

  • Darlene & Jack McKnight says:

    Sheila, our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your Mom.

  • Doreen & John Jack says:

    Joe and family…our sincere condolences to you all. May the memories you have stored be a reminder of what a lovely person you have lost.

    God Bless

  • Jon Nishi says:

    Sheila and Katie,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. Very sorry to hear of your loss.

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