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May 5, 1929 — February 7, 2022

Art went to be with his Lord and Saviour on February 7, 2022 at the age of 92.  He leaves behind his daughter Marilyn (Jeff) Braun; grandchildren Steven (Ashley) Braun and Amanda (Darrel) Murray, and great-grandchildren Lucas, Emma and Tessa. He will also be lovingly remembered by his brother Hugo (Agnes) Stuerle; sisters-in-law Edeltraut Stuerle, Irma Elbert, Helga Lephotz, and  Elsie Betcher, brother-in-law Walter (Kathy) Lepholtz; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was sadly predeceased by his wife Ruth; parents John & Tabea Stuerle; brother Adolf Stuerle; sister Alice (Adolf) Lenz; and in-laws Gustav and Christine Lepholtz; Helen (Hank) Boldt, Tille (Albert) Bredin, Chuck Elbert, and Eric Lepholtz.

Art was born in Kostopol, Poland. Life was difficult during the wartimes. With the help of the Red Cross, they were able to flee to Germany. Then on June 1, 1949, he and his family boarded a ship and immigrated to Canada. They arrived in Manitoba on June 24, 1949. There they found work and were able to begin rebuilding their lives.

On July 28, 1962 Art and his wife Ruth moved to Kelowna from Manitoba. Art worked as a mechanic at Kelowna Plymouth Chrysler for 30 years before retiring.

Art and his wife Ruth loved spending time with family and friends and spent many happy years travelling to Hawaii, Harrison Hot Springs and various other warm locations. They golfed into their 80s and spent many happy years meeting friends at “Tim’s” for coffee. They were also active in their church, Grace Baptist, and built many wonderful friendships through their years there.

Special thanks to those who visited Art over the past couple of years. He so appreciated this after Ruth passed. He really enjoyed his last years at Sandalwood. Also, special thanks to the staff at Glenmore Lodge. Dad was blessed to have been taken such good care of by the many wonderful people who work there.

Should you wish to donate in Art’s memory, we have chosen the Red Cross, redcross.ca, who helped their family so many years ago.

A Memorial / Celebration of Life will be held on THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2022 (his birthday), AT 10:00 AM (PDT), at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2022 (his birthday), AT 10:00 AM

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for STUERLE, Arthur is scheduled for THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2022 (his birthday), AT 10:00 AM. 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 Road Kelowna, BC


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