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May 14, 1988 — May 3, 2019

Our family is heartbroken to announce the passing of our son, brother, father, uncle Joel Jerry Petelle on May 03, 2019. He is survived by his loving, parents Ray and Barb, daughter Sophia Lilly, and brother Nick. Also, Grandma Elsie Shygera, Grandma & Grandpa Monique & André Petelle; Aunties & Uncles: Myrna (Mike) Stark, Helené (Jean-Luc) Poupart, Claire (Brian) Campbell, Pierre (Debbie) Petelle, Kevin (Tracy) Shygera, Mick (Janet) Shygera. Predeceased by his Grandfather Jerry Shygera.
Born May 14, 1988. Joel was taken from us unexpectedly and much too soon. Our hearts are aching with sadness, but we’re reassured that Joel is at peace in the arms of Jesus.
Joel was a kind, loving, compassionate man who loved everyone and cared deeply for his family, most of all his little daughter Sophia for whom the sun rose and set.
Joel was a smart young man who was inquisitive about many things; blessing his family with his knowledge. He made friends easily and could make people laugh with the silliest comments or behaviors. Joel also had a gift for spirited, healthy debates about many topics – a gift we enjoyed.
One of Joel’s favorite thing to do was to cook for a house full of the people he loved, making beautiful dinners from the ideas he retrieved from Chefs he admired through books or online. He had a real talent for cooking and would often say, “you have to put love into the dish”. Joel was also a gifted athlete, with a natural talent in many sports. As a young boy he played hockey and soccer, and enjoyed snowboarding and skateboarding. He also loved to play football and floor hockey, but his favorite activity was to go camping with family.
Joel we will miss you with all our hearts and there will never be a day that we won’t think about you and remember you. Until we see you again son.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. Interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC.

In Joel’s memory an education fund for Sophia, his 6 year old daughter. Link: www.facebook.com/donate/2462228140676001/?fundraiser_source=external_url
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Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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In Joel’s memory an education fund for Sophia, his 6 year old daughter. Link: www.facebook.com/donate/2462228140676001/?fundraiser_source=external_url


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The service for PETELLE, Joel is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2019 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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  • Daniele Cloutier says:

    Dear Raymond, family grandparents Monique &André Petelle,
    My deepest condolences to all the family for your loss ! Sincerely Danièle

  • Hannah Wiebe-Raketti says:

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your thoughts and prayers

  • Ron and Deb Klassen says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts ache for all of you. No words can help but we want you to know we are praying for you and that we care.

  • Kim Seida says:

    Dear Barb, Ray, Nick, and family: I’m deeply sorry for your loss. I have fond childhood memories of Joel, rollerblading and biking down the little Wyndham Crescent hill together. Sending you my deepest condolences, Kim

  • Sunny Hayer says:

    So sad.. I don’t know him personally but graduated with Joel, such a pleasant personality gone too soon. Condolences to the family. 🙁

  • Sunny Hayer says:

    Rest in peace buddy, I didn’t know Joel personally but did graduate with him, such a good and peaceful personality. Condolences to the family of Joel. Rip. 🙁

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