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SCHWAB Dennis John

June 19, 1945 — April 18, 2018

With great sadness the family of Dennis John Schwab announces his passing April 18, 2018.  Born June 19, 1945 in Maillardville, B.C. Dennis was predeceased by his mother Lucille and his sister Viv.

Dennis is survived by his wife Kelly (Schroff), his father Albert, daughters Jennifer (Shelby) Nickel and Jessica (Wayne) Pater.  Beloved Papa to grandsons Gregory, Eric, Tanner, Caden, Joshua, Sebastian and Justin and granddaughters Taya, Jayde and Grayce.  Dennis will be missed by all including his sisters  Jocelyne (Craig), Monique (Johnny) and brothers Vic (Lynda), Norm (Helene) as well as numerous nephews and nieces.  Dennis greatly enjoyed his decades of work at Finning and Caterpillar but his artistry and passion were apparent in his skilled restoration of his 1938 Chevy Special Coupe hot rod and 1941 Diamond T pickup. Our family wishes to thank the many Doctors and nurses that supported Dennis through his journey. Dennis’ life will be celebrated at Springfield Funeral Home Kelowna Sat May 5th at 1pm.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Dennis’ memory to the B.C. Cancer Society.

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May 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Dennis’ memory to the B.C. Cancer Society. Link: www.bccancer.bc.ca.


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Service Details

The service for SCHWAB Dennis John is scheduled for May 5, 2018 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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  • doug and norma bronson says:

    Our deepest sympathy to your family Jen, all though we never met I feel we knew a little and what we knew is your father was a great dad and amazing grampa to many children one being my grandson who clearly had a profound inspiration in his life, and made some memorable memories, sending hugs and prayers,

  • Paula Kwong says:

    Love and prayers to Kelly and all the famillies. Uncle will be remembered in my heart for the funny and kind man he was. He is in my thoughts now as you all are.

  • Jen Nickel says:

    Miss you dad so very much.

  • Rosa W says:

    Jessica and family, My condolences to you on the passing of your dad … It is so hard … Take the time to grieve …. Be gracious on yourselves… May God comfort you in special ways and may He use those around you as His ‘hands and feet’ to help you along this journey ….

  • Hilda Triffitt says:

    On behalf of our Finning Retirees Association – we would like to express our deepest Sympathy to Dennis’s wife, Kelly and their Family.

  • Don Herbert says:

    Kathleen and I send our condolences to Kelly and the family. Dennis will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to have known him.

  • Jennifer De Torres says:

    My condolences to Kelly and the family. It’s been a while since Dennis had stepped through the Finning Surrey Truck Shop doors but he always would stop by when he could. It was a pleasure working with him and he will be sorely missed. My sincerest sympathies.

  • Steve Odell says:

    Kelly, Susan and I send you our condolences. Dennis was a business man with integrity, and the relationships he had with fellow Finning people and his customers were lasting ones. We join you in missing him.

  • Jessica says:


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