We Remember

SCHNEIDER, Joseph Anthony

June 13, 1926 — February 28, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joe Schneider on February 28, 2021.

Joe leaves behind his wife of 71 years, Kaye; daughter Anita; sons Rob (Sonia) and Tim; grandchildren Brad (Danielle) and Jeni (Chad); great-grandchildren Maddox, Zoe and Cohen; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, 1 brother and 5 sisters, and infant daughter Janet.

Joe was born in Allan, Saskatchewan. In 1928, the family moved to Regina and then to Kelowna in 1931.

Joe was an active participant in life. He was involved in Cub Scouts, hockey, bowling, softball, golf, Rutland Lions Club, and Knights of Columbus to name a few of his endeavors. Joe was a founding member of Club 13 Softball Team, playing and coaching for many years, and in 1958 he coached the team to win the BC Championship. While involved with softball, he had an integral role in the building and naming of Kings Stadium.

Joe joined the army in 1945 and was discharged in 1946.

Joe and Kaye were married on June 22, 1949. He worked various jobs over the years and in 1968 started Double J Clothing in Rutland which became Rutland Men’s Wear in 1970. After his retirement in 1991, Joe pursued his passion for golf, getting in as many games as possible.

We would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Spring Valley Care Centre for the care they showed our dad.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date when safe to do so. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Joe’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

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  • Larry PfligerOuro says:

    Our hearts and prayers go out to Aunty Kaye, Anita,Rob,and Tim and extended families and friends. God Bless.

  • Linda Downard says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed the time I spent on the golf course with Joe. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

  • Kim Tofte (North) says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. I can’t begin to share all the wonderful, warm and dare I say, hilarious memories I have of time spent with Joe. There really are so many wonderful times to reflect on, especially when I was kid. He always had a big smile & a big hug for me! My heart hurts a little today. But I know he and my dad are either golfing or playing catch together. I send my love and deepest condolences.
    Kim Tofte (North)

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