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SCHENK, John Piere

SCHENK, John Piere

May 25th, 1961- October 26th, 2017

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of John Schenk of West Kelowna, BC on Thursday, October 26th, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Kathleen; his son John Jr. (Christa); his son Matthew (Kelsey); his father and mother John and Lorraine; his brother Brian; his sisters Terri and Lori (Don). Predeceased by his mother, Mary. John will also be forever remembered by his extended family and many friends.

John was known for his sense of humor, his love for the outdoors, and his compassion towards all. A long time employee of K&S logging, he was incredibly hard working with a drive to support and care for his family. He was a loving husband and father, someone you could always count on no matter what the situation was. Sr’s shop was always open, whether you needed that missing part or just some sound advice.

The world lost a beautiful sole that will forever leave a hole in our hearts. He will be missed by many but his memories will live on forever. Thanks old man for teaching us everything we know.

There will be no service at this time.


Condolence Messages
  • Dec 04, 2017
    My condolences, the memories of nearly forty years will stay with me until my end. Love and light to your families.
    Brent Bjornson
  • Nov 20, 2017
    Kathleen...I am so sorry for your incredible loss. John was such a great guy! I always loved hanging with you and John...lots of memories with Cathy and the gang. Hang in there, take care, my thoughts are with you ...Shannon
  • Nov 10, 2017
    Kathleen, Schenk and Simkins families, With a heavy, saddened heart I feel for your loss of a great guy. I remember as John came to our home in his school years to hang with my brother and the countless times over the years I would bump into John somewhere in the bush or at the fueling station. We would always try to solve some of the logging industry's problems. I'm so sorry for the loss of John; he has been taken from us much too young, but they can't take the memories. My thoughts are with you all.
    Sincerely,
    Joe Osmann
  • Nov 10, 2017
    Kathleen and family, please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss, no words can describe how sorry we are. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. He will be deeply missed by many.
    Love, Bruce, Kim and family
  • Nov 09, 2017
    Kathleen, John Jr and Matt. So sorry to hear about your loss. I know John was a great guy! I'm sure he will be dearly missed by many people. My heart goes out to you!
    Cousin Martin
  • Nov 08, 2017
    Kathleen John Jr and Matt. I am so sorry. It has been many years but I can still hear that deep laugh in my mind. My heart is with you.
    Michele Lee (King)
  • Nov 07, 2017
    John was a wonderful neighbor to my widowed mother, Francoise Dion. Always there to help her for anything she needed. They shared good conversation together. My mom loved him like a son. He was a good man! So sorry for all of your loss. Danielle
  • Nov 07, 2017
    Kathleen and family ... our most sincere condolences to you all, you are in our thoughts and prayers ...you were great neighbors when we lived there
    from Gary and Myrna Padgham
  • Nov 05, 2017
    Kathleen, John Jr, Matt and family, my heart aches for you. If these condolences are any indicator, he was much loved and will be missed. Dorothy Hamilton
  • Nov 05, 2017
    Hi Kathleen, we were saddened to hear about John's passing last week, I had only bumped into John a few times over the years since we were young but I sure enjoyed catching up with him when ever we did. It was always a pleasure.
    Please take care,
    Murray and Susan Weeks
  • Nov 05, 2017
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family Kathleen.
    We are thinking of you,
    Karen and Brett Jeffery
  • Nov 05, 2017
    Kathleen, John Jr. and Matt...
    My heart is broken for your loss and all of the Glenrosa families who have had the immense pleasure of knowing such a wonderful man! As many have said, he was always there to help out. He's done so many things for so many people out of the goodness of his heart. The good always go too soon! My yard has many items that John has brought back from the bush to help in our many landscaping projects. These items are now our special treasures to hold close to our hearts in his memory... you will be missed so very much. We Love You Dearly!!
    Mo, Bob, Tyler, Keenan and Logan....oh and "The Bears"! XOXO
  • Nov 05, 2017
    Such a tragedy, another school friend is gone. John always had a smile on his face and a happy guy. My prayers are with you Kathleen and your family, RIP John. Shelley Ehman
  • Nov 05, 2017
    To Kathleen and the boys, my deepest condolences, it was a very sad day in my heart hearing of John's passing. I met John as a kid and got to know him through my uncles, over the years I saw him on a daily basis at the mill driving for K&S logging. I had lots of laughs with him and his raspy voice, good nature and sense of humour. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. RIP Johnny.
    Sincerely,
    Ed Middlemiss
  • Nov 04, 2017
    Kathleen and family, I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. It's been a very long time since we were teenagers and I hung out with John, but was shocked to hear the news and sadden for your loss. My deepest condolences.
    Eric Osmann
  • Nov 03, 2017
    Kathleen and family, so sorry to hear of John's passing! I will always remember John as a man with a zest for life. John was a family man first and foremost. John could always be counted on if you needed help with anything. I will always remember him for his great laugh and sense of humour. I know all the fellow truckers that have worked with him over the years will miss Johnny greatly, as we all will! We have lost a great man.
    Sincerely,
    Chris King
  • Nov 02, 2017
    Kathleen, John Jr. and Matt. My deepest condolences on the loss of a great man. I am fortunate to have some very special memories of time spent with John. His smile and laugh would light up a room. My thoughts are with you.
  • Nov 02, 2017
    I am deeply saddened by this devasting loss. I send love, prayers and the sincerest of condolences. Please know you are in my thoughts and heart.
    Caroline
  • Nov 02, 2017
    Kathleen, John and Matt, so sorry for your loss, thinking of you all.
    Don Lott
  • Nov 02, 2017
    So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
    Sharon
  • Nov 02, 2017
    John & Lorraine & family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Special thoughts are with you.
    Marg & Granger Evans
  • Nov 02, 2017
    So sorry Kathleen, our hearts go out to you and your boys. John was a such a friendly and giving person and we feel blessed to have known him.
    Ann and Reford
  • Nov 01, 2017
    I know there's nothing I can do or say but I want you to know Kathleen, that I'm praying for you all and I send my love.
    Terri
  • Nov 01, 2017
    Kathleen, you have my deepest condolences with the loss of John. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely
    Carol Gagnon (Simkins)
  • Nov 01, 2017
    Our deepest sympathy. To the Schenk family on your sudden loss Glenn and Pam Huggard
  • Nov 01, 2017
    So sorry to hear we lost one of the "good guys" when I think of you John, I picture a big smile and a welcoming, cheerful laugh. Your love for your family and passion for helping others will always be front and center in my mind. Our thoughts are with you Kathleen, John Jr. Matt and family. John will be sadly missed by all.
    Wayne and Tracey Hindley
  • Nov 01, 2017
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
    Mark & Teresa Evans
  • Nov 01, 2017
    Kathleen, John Jr. and Matt, I have no words to express how sad I am. I have so many special memories of John, his kindness, his caring nature, and his gentle soul. I can't begin to imagine what you must be feeling right now. Please know that I am only a phone call away, any time, any day. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love! Lori xoxo
  • Nov 01, 2017
    It is with heavy heart that I compose this text & although it had been a long time since we had been in touch I often thought of the time we worked together and was absolutely shocked when I got news of his passing...I will always remember John as the definition of a true friend...him & his family will be in my prayers...I am so sorry for your loss Kathleen you & John were such a beautiful couple....from the bottom of my heart if there is anything l can do to help please let me know. Love Sean
  • Nov 01, 2017
    A real logging brother. Johnny would help anyone who needed a hand in the bush. The bush won't be the same. The news of his passing numbed Herb and I. They would joke about the firewood competition. I would say we are too busy I'm sending to you Johnny's reply nooooo it's cutting into my Miller Time. I loved his mischievous belly laugh. When I worked at Interior Savings Johnny would come and chat. Kathleen, John Jr, Matthew you were his world and he wasn't afraid to tell anyone that. Our hearts both go out to you Kathleen and the boys, he will be sadly missed and everyone who knew him loved him, our condolences go out to you all. We will keep him in our hearts.
  • Nov 01, 2017
    Kathleen and family.We are so sorry for your loss.My life with John goes way back to our high school days.Lots of laughs then and over the last nine years trucking together.He leaves me with lots of great memories.Our prayers are with you.It won't be the same without you John!!!Keith and Terri Wishart.
  • Nov 01, 2017
    No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Ginny
  • Nov 01, 2017
    So sorry to hear about John. My condolences to Kathleen and the rest of the family.
    Derek Melissen
  • Nov 01, 2017
    Very sorry for your loss.
    T. Nelson
  • Nov 01, 2017
    Schenk Family,
    Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to all of you at this time. One of the good ones who will leave a legacy of good people who were well taught.
    The Ostry Family
  • Nov 01, 2017
    It's a shock to hear of this loss, John was one of the "real guys" that would really give you the shirt off his back. Kathleen, John, Matt and family we feel your loss, he will be missed terribly
    Our deepest condolences,
    Tim, Wendy, Brad, Jesse Kendal
  • Nov 01, 2017
    We are saddened by the loss of John and we will remember him always. Our hearts are with his family.
    Gail and Cliff Groat and the Ruscheinskys
  • Nov 01, 2017
    Our hearts are broken, John, you left us too soon. We loved you so much and you will always be a special in our hearts.
    Love, Harold and Donna
  • Nov 01, 2017
    Kathleen and boys, we are so sorry to hear of John's passing. John was not only our supplier of beautiful firewood, but we thought of him as a friend, too. He was always smiling and cheerful. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with you and all of John's family.
    Shelly Lucas and Michel Belensky
  • Nov 01, 2017
    Sorry to hear about this Kathleen, the community has lost a great guy. Had so many good laughs and times with him. Always a jovial guy. Lots of good memories of our school years and our treks to the Omak Stampedes.
    RIP Johnny.
    Mike Mussell
  • Nov 01, 2017
    John and Loraine and all your family, so sorry for your loss.
    Dick and Ethel Bielert
  • Nov 01, 2017
    We are so very sorry to hear of your family's loss.
    Sincerely,
    Greg, Kelly & Matt Swank
  • Nov 01, 2017
    I am so sorry for your loss Schenk family. Mike and my thoughts are with you guys.
    Loads of love,
    Petra and Mike
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