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Reis, Chad

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Reis, Chad passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the age of 40.  Survived by his loving wife Deena, daughter Libby, parents Lorne and Linda Reis of Milverton, ON, two sisters Colleen (Andy) Maunder of Carlisle, ON, Tammy Reis of Whitehorse, Yukon, nephew Jensen, nieces Jaiden and Annabelle, father-in-law Bill Ropp of Massey, ON, and brother-in-law Brady (Stephanie) Ropp of Massey, ON.  Chad loved the outdoors, fishing, snowmobiling and being in the woods.  He was an extraordinary dad to Libby and he will be dearly missed by all.  Funeral service will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to  a trust fund for Libby c/o Deena Ropp-Reis.  For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.


Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund for Libby c/o Deena Ropp-Reis.

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The service for Reis, Chad is scheduled for Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 10:00 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:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077

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  • Heather & Kent Johnston says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts will be with you throughout the coming days. Take care.

  • Lynda Lochhead, MoT, Kelowna says:

    My heart grieves the loss of this gentle man. Chad’s sense of humor, his outlook on life, his dedication to his job all made this man an honour to work with and to know. I shall miss his smiling face.

  • Jacquie says:

    To Deena,Libby and the Reid family,I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Chad was taken far too soon.

  • Donna Colquhoun says:

    Dear Deena, Libby, Linda, Lorne, Tammy, Colleen and family,

    We cannot imagine your incredible grief. Please know that we are thinking of you and wishing you strength.

    Donna & Murray

  • Fred & verna Ropp says:

    Deepest sympathy at this tragic time, our thoughts are with you. Love Fred & Verna

  • Raavi says:

    Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.

  • Adele and Kevin Ellis says:

    Deena and Libby, Linda and Lorne, Tammy, Colleen and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.

  • Julie Wilson says:

    Dear Deena,
    Please know that we are here for you, thinking of you, and sending our love.
    Love Julie & Sarah

  • Harold Braun says:

    Condolences & deepest sympathy at this time.
    Aunt Edna & Uncle Harold & family

  • John LeMoine says:

    I am extremely saddened to hear of your loss. I met Chad at a meeting we had a few years ago where he told me that when I retired he wanted to relocate to my area- Terrace and NW BC. We love it here and I’m sure he and his family would have as well. My sincere condolences. John.

  • Deanne Batt says:

    To Deena & Libby:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Chad for many years at Freightliner Vancouver. He was a real joy to work with. Will always remember that big smile. My thoughts are with you at this time. Deanne

  • Jarrot and Jessi Zehr says:

    We are very sorry to hear of Chad’s passing. He was a great cousin and has left me with very fond memories. He will be truly missed.

    Our heartfelt condolences to Deena and Libby, and the rest of his family.

    With love.

  • jessie,dan, jacob & annette says:

    No words can take the pain & grief away just know you all are thought of often.
    “Remembering you, what a difference one single life has made. Let me keep you in my heart & soul. In loving memory of you always”!

  • Barb & Don Boyne says:

    May you find strength in each other over the coming days to help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you all with heartfelt sympathies. Don & Barb Boyne

  • Arlene Riehl says:

    Larry and I are extremely saddened to hear about Chad’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Deena, Libby, Lorne, Linda, and all the family at this sad time!

  • Patti Cullen (Strickert) says:

    Deena, Libby, Lorne, Linda, Colleen, Tammy and family
    My thoughts and prayers are with you through this terrible time. May God embrace you with strength. My deepest sympathy.

  • Aindrea Cramp says:

    Deena, Libby, Uncle Lorne, Aunt Linda, Colleen, Tammy and family.

    Our deepest sympathies. I will miss my cousin and will remember always his great smile and our fun at the farm. You are in our hearts and prayers,
    Aindrea, Roy, and William Cramp

  • Eleanor Elg says:

    Dear Deena, Libby, Lorne, Linda, Tammy, Colleen, Andy, Jensen and Jaiden
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy.
    Ralph & Eleanor Elg

  • Blair Smith says:

    Very Sorry to hear of your loss.
    I met Chad a few years ago. Through conversation we found that we grew up within a few miles of each other in Ontario .I admired Chad for his good nature and positive outlook. As a colleague I had the opportunity to work with Chad on several road checks. A true professional he will be missed.

  • Pam and Bentley Murray says:

    Tammy, Colleen, Lorne and Linda
    My heart goes out to you all. Chads bright smile will be dearly missed. His love for life was contagious. My condolences to his wife and daughter.

  • Joyce and Bill Stubbings says:

    You are all in our hearts and prayers. Chad was a special person and he will be missed by many.. Joyce and Bill Stubbings.

  • Christine Francis says:

    Deena, I am sorry for your loss. I know what you are going through. It is such a loss. Thinking of you and Libby.
    Christine, Katelyn, Emma and Darnell

  • Dave Condinho says:

    I was sad to hear the passing of a kind man that I had the privilege of knowing through our high school years. He always had a smile and made us laugh. My heart goes out to all his family.

  • Christain & Violet Ropp, & Rudy Ropp says:

    We were saddened to hear of Chad’s untimely leaving the family so soon. We extend our sympathy to the Bill Ropp family also.

  • Jennifer Lisewski says:

    To Deena, Libby and The Reis Family,
    I knew Chad from school. I am so sorry for you loss! You are in my thoughts and heart at such a difficult time!

  • Phyllis Hinz says:

    Linda and Lorne, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking about you during this sad time. ~ Phyllis Hinz

  • Tim Hammond says:

    Deena, Libby, Lorne, Linda, Coleen, Tammy and family…..I’m so sorry to hear the sudden news of Chads passing….my thought and prayers are with all of you at this time…

  • Gerald Tocher says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Chad’s passing. During his time at Vancouver Freightliner, he was always a pleasure to work with. His easy going demeanour and great work ethic created lasting relationships with many staff and customers alike. Our sincerest condolences to the family.

  • Linda Debus says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Chad’s passing. Our most sincere sympathy to Linda, Lorne, Deena, and their families.
    Linda Debus and family

  • Tricia &Tom Looser says:

    Colleen and Family, We are so
    sorry to hear of Chad passing away so suddenly. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, and have our deepest sympathy.
    Tricia & Tom

  • Angie and Ivan Noseworthy says:

    Dear Deena,Libby, Lorne&Linda, Colleen,Tammy,Andy,Jensen and Jaiden~
    Our most heart-felt sympathy to each of you. All of you are in our thoughts, and prayers.

    Angie and Ivan Noseworthy

  • Paul Maunder says:

    Such a tragic event, Deena, Libby and all of the Reis family, my heart goes out to you .my thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss

  • Julie Steinacker Cox says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Karen Peregrine says:

    I am still in shock over this very sad loss for your family. Chad’s smile was contagious and will be deeply missed. My thoughts are with you.
    Karen and Al

  • Shawna, Alex, Bella and Avery says:

    Deena, Libby, Aunt Linda , Uncle Lorne, Colleen, Tammy, Andy, Jensen, Jaiden. No amount of words can express how sad we were to hear of Chad’s passing! He was one great guy with a humorus side of him that could make anyone smile! We are holding you in our thoughts and prayers! Love you all!!

  • Angela and Scott Watson says:

    Colleen and family, we are very saddened to hear of your loss. He was so young… makes you cherish everyday you have, hold on to your memories.

  • Kelly (Bowman) Taylor says:

    To all the family, my heart aches for your loss. You are very close in my thoughts.

  • Murray and Helen Stewart says:

    Our prayers go to Lorne, Linda and family and Deena and daughter..so sorry to hear of your loss…God bless and keep you…

  • Michelle Doig says:

    Very sad to hear about Chad. Although it has been many years, he was a very special soul and could always be counted on for a smile.

  • Bud Stirman says:

    I worked with Chad on numerous inspections and enjoyed his company and sense of humour. My condolences to Chads family and friends for their unexpected loss.

  • Boys and Girls Club of Yukon says:

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our condolences go out to you, Deena, and your family.

  • Ric and Barb Coghlin says:

    To the Reis and Ropp families – our deepest sympathy – Ric and Barb Coghlin

  • Tracy & Ray Lamont says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. I will never forget all the fun times we had as cousins growing up. Love you all lots.

  • Craig & Brenda Robertson says:

    Thinking of both the Reis and Ropp families in this time of compassion. I have lots of good memories from football days. Chad was a team player and would want us all to forge on and never forget what we have been through to get where we are today. A true genuine man has left our world but his memory shall live forever.

  • Heidi (Schneider) Becks says:

    Lorne, Linda, Colleen & Tammy–Thinking of you all during this time. What a great guy Chad was….cherish the memories.

  • Debra Darroch says:

    Deena, sorry to hear of your sudden loss, my prayers are with you and your family.

  • Jeff and Linda Tanner says:

    Deena,Libby,Lorne,Linda,Tammy,Colleen-Fondly nicknamed “Cousin”-Chad had the type of personality that made everyone smile. Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with you all.

  • Judy (Wolfe) Wood says:

    Dear Lorne & Linda:
    I extend my sincere sympathy in the passing of your son, Chad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Chad’s family at this sad time.

  • Dennis Crate says:

    My heartfelt condolences go out to the Reis and Ropp families. I had the opportunity to work with Chad doing inspections at SD23. Through work and conversations with Chad I was always struck at what great person he was and enjoyed his sense of humor, his calm and professional approach to the work we were doing.

  • The Jacob Auction Gang says:

    Linda, Lorne, and Family

    “Goodbye” can sometimes be
    the saddest word that we must say,
    because it seems so final
    whenever loved ones pass away.

    But looking back in memory,
    we’re comforted to know
    that love has never left us,
    and will never let us go.

    And even though we cannot know
    exactly where or when,
    we say goodbye believing
    we will surely meet again.

    Hoping the memories you keep in your heart will hold you close to your loved one….
    Hoping the promise that you’ll be together again someday will help bring comfort and peace.

    Thinking of you all,
    The Auction Gang at Jacob Auctions

  • Robert Chamberlin says:

    Deena, Libby…. I’m so shocked and sorry to hear of Chads passing. He was an awesome coworker and friend. I will always remember him in all our various training sessions, and of course the evenings enjoyed after the training :-)….
    sorry, I cannot make it to the service, I have other pressing commitments…. Please take care…
    Rob Chamberlin, Senior AVI in Williams Lake, Cariboo District.

  • David Misener says:

    Chad was a great guy to be around, very smart, fair and good sense of humour. He will be sorely missed but not forgotten by his friends at the SD23 garage.

  • Andy and Jeanette (Coxon) Ujiye says:

    Deanna, Libby, Linda, Lorne and family:

    May precious memories comfort you, and may the caring concern of family and friends carry you through this time of sorrow.

  • Michelle (Beirnes) Henderson says:

    My heart is saddened to hear of Chad’s passing. I went to grade school with Chad, although it has been many years since I last saw him I clearly remember his sense his humour and smile. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of his family, may you find comfort in each other at this difficult time.

  • Michael Jonson says:

    Dear Deena and Libby we are stunned at the sudden loss of your husband, your father and my fellow officer Chad Reis. We send our deepest sympathy and best wishes as you cope with this very difficult time in your lives.

    Michael Jonson and family AVI Victoria

  • colby kipfer says:

    Deena,Libby,Lorne,Linda,Colleen,Andy and family, Tammy
    Our hearts and thoughts are with all of you. Chad was great friend and I will always cherish the great times and memories we shared together. I know he would want it no other way. He will be truly missed and always remembered.
    Colby,Kelly,James,Kylie,and Reese

  • Janice Long says:

    Deena, Libby, Kenzie, Reis family, Ropp family
    We are thinking of you today…Chad was a fantastic guy and has left his mark in all of the memories you share. Love Janice, Gary, Blake, and Joy xoxo

  • Karm & Dermot Connolly says:

    Our hearts are aching along with yours on this sad day. No one could ever prepare for such a day to come, especially so early in life. You and Libby are in our hearts. We apologize for not being there to support you today. Love the Connolly’s

  • Ken & Shirley Buchanan says:

    Thanks to the world of technology that allowed us to share in the funeral service for Chad.Our sympathy is extended to his family and friends.It is so sad to lose someone so young.

  • Robyn Renner says:

    Deena and Libby words can not express my sympathy. Thank you for sharing Chads funeral online. It was a beautiful tribute to a Wonderful husband and Fabulous Daddy. My thoughts are with you. Love Robyn

  • Ralph & Linda Hembruff says:

    Deena, It has taken a while to write as we could not find the words. We did not know Chad peronsally, but through our chats and the love in your eyes, we learned a little about this amazing husband and devoted father. Together you were truly the epitome of family. Hang on to those memories because once the pain recedes they will provide you with incredible strength.
    You are in our prayers. Linda and Ralph

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