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January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Stan was born  on January 24, 1928 and raised in Princeton, B.C. and, after graduating, joined the air force expecting to join the fight overseas. He spent his training years in Portage la Prairie but the war ended before he was ready to be deployed.  So he returned home to Princeton and, shortly after, met and married Olga (Shorty), who became his loving wife of 66 years.  Following in his Dad’s footsteps, Stan attended school in Chicago to train as a brewmaster.  He then worked for the Princeton Brewery until the brewery closed in 1961.  About this time he was offered a brewmaster’s position at a brewery in Central or South America and the family prepared to move. Stan was busy learning Spanish, farewell parties were had, and all was ready for the big move.  Apparently a local, retired brewmaster decided he wanted the job and so this big family adventure was not to be.  We can only guess where the family would be now if that turn had been taken.  After that he started his own cement company and a sporting goods store before coming to Kelowna in 1965 to work as a lab technician for Calona Wines where he spent 24 years working his way up the corporate ladder.  He was always involved with sports – curling, hockey, baseball, water skiing, but his favorite hobbies were fishing and camping.  He loved his canine companions, especially Casey his beautiful golden retriever, and every morning the two of them would walk for miles on Knox Mountain.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and was the most dedicated fan of his grandchildren and their sporting events. He attended every game he could, often traveling miles to watch a hockey or ringette game. He loved the home he built on Mount Royal Drive, but after 25 years he needed to move for health reasons. After residing at Sandalwood Retirement Resort and The Chatsworth he spent his last six months at Sutherland Hills Rest Home surrounded by wonderful people who cared for him with kindness and friendship.  He peacefully passed away there, surrounded by family on February 7, 2016. Survived by  his loving wife of 66 years, Olga; three daughters: Wendy Kim, Georgie (Marc) Pezzin, Sandy (Shawn) O’Reilly; son Ken (Carle) Schisler; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister Doreen Burnett and brother Ken (Sandy).  Predeceased by one sister Joyce.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 13th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna SPCA, 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7.  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”.




Saturday, February 13th at 1:00 pm

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The service for SCHISLER, Stan is scheduled for Saturday, February 13th 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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  • Robin Barrett says:

    Condolences to Olga and family from neighbours on Mount Royal Drive, Robin and Brian Barrett (841) and Mary Manente. Stan was a special person in our neighbourhood and very much missed when he and Olga were gone.


    To the Schisler family,
    You are all in our thoughts now as we remember Uncle Stan and all our happy times together in Kelowna. We have made a donation to the Kelowna SPCA in uncle Stan ‘s name with Love from the Barnett Family.

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