We Remember


September 17, 1941 — June 3, 2020

Update: A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Seating is limited due to the pandemic. If you would like to pay your respects the family invites you to join by watching the service online (see below).

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Ilse Schreiner on June 3, 2020, in Kelowna, BC. Ilse left us peacefully in her home, before this there was some vertigo and fall that required an operation that she recovered from. Ilse is survived by her husband, Jim; their daughter Michelle (Guy) and son Stefan; her brother Hugo (Usula) and sister Clara; her nieces and nephews; and her many friends from around the world including Germany, Mexico, Ecuador, and Canada.

Born on September 17, 1941, in Hoernitz, Germany, Ilse immigrated to Prince George, Canada in 1960.  There she worked several jobs. She also met Jim there and fell in love. In 1962, they married and moved to a ranch in the Prince George area where they spent many happy years together. Then in 1997, they moved to the Okanagan where Ilse loved her home and was wonderful at keeping it beautiful. She was a long-time member of the Liedertafel Choir, which she also enjoyed tremendously.

It can be said that Ilse lived life to the fullest, was vibrant, and that she was an exceptional woman! A fun-loving wife and a great mother, sister, and aunt, and a loyal friend, Ilse was loved for her cheerfulness, her laughter, and her spirit. Her kindness, charm, smile, and beauty will linger in our hearts. She will be forever remembered and missed by all who knew her. Our consolation is that she is at peace.

“So, DEAR, have yourself a safe and pleasant journey – you will be in our hearts forever!!!”

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.


Share with Others:

Share on Facebook
Share Via Email