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RAUSCH, Neil Paul Kurt

On Saturday, October 19, 2019 Neil Paul Kurt Rausch of Kelowna, formerly of Sherwood Park, AB, passed peacefully surrounded by his family, at the age of 77 years.

Neil will be lovingly remembered by his wife Hilda and his children Allana (Daniel) Hemenway, Janna Rausch (Walter Richards), Timothy (Gina) Rausch, and Amanda Rausch. Neil will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren Logan and Carter Richards. Neil was predeceased by his previous wife, Ursula; his parents, Willy and Anna Rausch; and his sister Wilhelmine Martin.

Neil worked as a P. Eng. at Associated Engineering and at Enbridge.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm, at Springfield Funeral Home, with a Memorial Luncheon to follow, 2020 Springfield Funeral Home, Kelowna BC. Interment will take place the following day at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery at 9:00 am, 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC. Memorial donations in loving memory of Neil may be made to the BC Cancer Agency – Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior, www.bccancer.bc.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for RAUSCH, Neil Paul Kurt is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 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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  • Arnold L.Rivera says:

    I’d like to pass on my condolences to Neil’s family of the passing of their beloved father and grandfather.
    Neil was one of my supervisor/managers are IPL/Enbridge in the Engineering Projects group (Electrical). He was a very good manager and excellent mentor. He made work enjoyable for all of us despite the heavy demands on our time and effort that the company expected from its engineers and other technical personnel. Neil is one of the rare managers that people would gladly walk the extra mile just to get the job done with the best possible results for all. He will surely be missed by all who knew him and considered him no just as a boss or supervisor but also a genuine friend.

    Arnold L. Rivera, P.Eng.

  • Larry Smerechinski says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Hilda and Neil’s family. I worked with Neil for a number of years and found him to be professional, courtesy and exceptional human being who will be missed by all of those who have had the pleasure of knowing him.

  • Edie (Bates) Richard says:

    My heart goes out to Hilda and Neil’s family at this time. Neil was a compassionate and kind leader that was a hard worker, but readily cracked jokes to keep things fun and enjoyable. He was a big influence on my life given he was the one that hired me at IPL/Enbridge. He will be missed, but certainly not forgotten.

  • Phil and Sharon Flemming says:

    Tim and Mandy, Phil and I would like to express our sincere condolences for the passing of your Dad. It’s not easy losing a parent especially as you also lost your Mom a few years ago. We remember so fondly your parents at the lake, and yes we still have our cabin and spend many weekends with Ryan and Kevin and grandkids. Jenn is in Red Deer with her family. Your folks were so gracious and kind. I remember Mandy and Jenn’s incident with the canoe and Phil and your Dad having to rescue them. I remember Mandy counting the bats coming out of your roof. I remember your Mom bringing over articles about health whenever she found something she thought might be of interest. We truly miss them as neighbours. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Dana Goad says:

    Dr. Hemenway,
    Please know that Tim, Nathalie and I are praying for you as you and your family grieve. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you while you are away and when you return to TX! Love you dearly, The Goad’s

  • Sandra Partab says:

    To Dr. Hemenway and entire family. My sincere and deepest sympathy to you and the family. Prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.. May your father Neil have a restful place with his maker.

  • Patricia Albert says:

    Dear Allana, John and I send our most sincere condolences to you and your family. You have been in my thoughts and in my heart. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

  • John & Betty Stewart says:

    Hilda, Allana, Janna, Tim and Amanda; we are very saddened about Neil’s passing. Neil was a very good friend of ours for many years in the past. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Cynthia Moczygemba says:

    Dear Allana, Sending sincere condolences to you & your family for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

  • Randolph Elementary Special Ed. Team says:

    Dear Allana and family,
    Please know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers. We hope the memories of your loving dad bring you peace.
    Randolph Elementary Special Education Team

  • Michele Mailhot (Dolezal) says:

    I am so incredibly sorry to hear of the loss of Neil. I have such fond memories of working with him at Enbridge. I was so happy when Neil and Hilda joined forces to enjoy life and life and adventure. Neil was such a kind gentlemen and always ready to make me laugh, tell a story in his gentle way. Neil … gone, but never ever forgotten!

  • Kelly Attwell says:

    To Hilda and Neil’s family, my sincere condolences to you all. Neil was a wonderful, kindhearted individual that I remember with a great fondness from the years I worked with him early in my career at IPL/Enbridge. May wonderful memories give you strength.

  • Jeanette Lenzi says:

    Dear Hilda, My thoughts and prayers are with you and Neil’s family at this very sad time. My heart goes out to you as you struggle with your loss. I was able to watch the memorial service via video live stream. It was very touching and beautiful. May god bless you and guide you at this sad time.

  • Lois Shail says:

    Tim, Amanda, and Hilda::. I am so sorry for your loss of your dad and husband. Neil. He was a very kind man. He trusted in Jesus so he is with Jesus now. Take comfort in that. He is happy and at peace.
    Lois Shail

  • Joan Soggie says:

    My sincere sympathy to Neil’s family. He was a classmate at LCBI, class of. 1960.

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