We Remember

SCHREINER, Wolfgang James “Jim”

November 26, 1939 — January 8, 2024

With heavy hearts, yet a spirit uplifted by the memory of a life well-lived, we celebrate the remarkable journey of Jim Schreiner who was a devoted father, a cherished husband, and a man who found his truest joy in the skies. Jim gracefully ascended to new heights on January 8, 2024, at Kelowna General Hospital, leaving behind a legacy of love and adventure.

Born in Düsseldorf, Germany on November 26, 1939, Jim’s passion for flying ignited a fire that burned brightly throughout his life. A skilled aviator with an infectious love for the open skies. Jim was a loving father to his two children, Michelle and Stefan. His unwavering commitment and love for his wife, Ilse, brought warmth to their home, and he revelled in creating lasting memories with his family and friends. Jim is preceded by his loving wife Ilse; brother-In-Law Hugo; and parents. He is survived by his son Stefan; his daughter Michelle (Guy); sister-In-Law Ursula; his niecesBarbara and Melanie; and his nephews Rick and Kenny.

Jim’s buoyant spirit extended far beyond the cockpit and his love of ironwork. He was a skillful builder and a man whose work connected not only steel beams but also the hearts of those who admired his craftsmanship with his work on the Kelowna Bridge expansion project. Known for his quick wit, infectious smile, and genuine kindness, he had a remarkable ability to turn ordinary moments into extraordinary memories. His zest for life and love for adventure were contagious, leaving an indelible impact on all who had the privilege of knowing him.

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