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Joe Numada passed away peacefully at home on August 15, 2018 at the age of 86.  Survived by his daughter Sheila; son Dale (Cathy) and grandchildren; Jon (Marie), Sarah (Tyler), Andrew and Katie (Roy); great grandchild Evan; sisters Ethel Kinoshita and Emma (John) Naito.  Predeceased by Emma Numada (wife).

Joe was born and raised in Rutland and worked in sawmills throughout BC as a saw filer and eventually ended his career back in Kelowna. Joe then spent the rest of his life striving to become a professional golfer and curler.  He will be missed.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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LIVESTREAMING of this service will begin on Monday, August 27, 2018,  10 minutes prior to service time.

Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for NUMADA, Joe is scheduled for Monday, August 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm. 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 Rd, Kelowna, BC


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  • Valerie and Hedley Farrow says:

    What a pleasure to know such a kind man, had many a good time with him on the golf course. Our thoughts are with the family.

  • Myron Watson says:

    Joe, You will be missed, enjoyed the many years of curling with you. Myron Watson

  • Bill and Renae Morrison says:

    What can possibly be said to the Numada family that will help ease your loss ? Joe was a much loved man by everyone that knew him . Smiles and friendly words are what Joe always shared with everyone . Renae and I are so sad for your loss .God will certainly have a special place for him in heaven and it will most likely have a golf course and a curling rink . Love to Joe always . Renae and Bill Morrison

  • Clayton and Helene Hack says:

    Sheila -Dale and families:: Our sincere condolences at this difficult time. .
    What a shock and sudden loss to you and all of us. Joe will be missed by so many who golfed with him for so many years. Always that friendly competition. We shared a room several times on our trips to Tulalip-great fun and will always be in my memory bank.. Clayton and Helene Hack.

  • Gus Slomba says:

    I will truly miss a good friend and golfing buddy although I could never beat him at the game of golf. May you par the course in heaven Joe. My sincere condolences to Joe’s family and friends.

  • Norma De Bodt says:

    So sorry to see this obituary. You are in our thoughts.
    Norma, Peggy, James De Bodt

  • Lynda Dion says:

    What a Special Man, Always so kind, He will be so missed at the golf course. Our thought are with the family. Sincerely Lynda Dion

  • Ronald Zarr says:

    Dear Uncle Joe even though the last time I saw you I was very young. But the from what I know and remember you were one of the most kindest persons I knew. Many times I wanted to come and see you and Auntie Emma but life got in the way. I am so sorry for that. You were always remembered as a sweet and wonderful man. It was your time to leave us but you will never be forgotten. We loved you Uncle Joe your kindness and good heart will always be felt . Dale and Sheila, Bless you and your families during this grave time. Our hearts are along side you both. Love to both of you and your families

  • Barbara Turner says:

    Dear Dale and family, so sorry to hear of your Dads death, he was such a kind, respectful man. Always enjoyed serving him when he came into our office. Have not seen you fo r many years, but always thought you were very much like your Dad. My deepest Sympathy in the liss of your Dad.

  • Linda Downard says:

    As a member of Joe’s Michaelbrook family, we miss
    Joe always had a smile and a hug for me. As a member of Joe’s Michaelbrook family, we miss him dearly.

  • Bob and Janet McParlan says:

    So sad to lose a wonderful neighbour, we will miss his big smile. At Micheal Brooke golf course, we will miss him also. Condolences to his family and friends.


    We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolances and prayers for healing and do cherish your wonderful mremories. Barb Bill and Tyler

  • Donna says:

    Dale and Sheila I watched the service and it was very nice. Uncle Joe will be missed by many. He touched a lot of people. I loved the shnaps. And I remember some of the sayings you two talked about.
    Hugs to both of you and your family. Thank you for the live stream.

  • Frieda Gross & Rene Gross says:

    We are so sad at reading about the passing of Joe. Our most heartfelt condolences to the family. We lived in the same townhouse complex for many years. I had many conversations with Emma Numada and Joe, until Emma passed away. We honour them both. R.I.P.

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