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GIESBRECHT, Arnold

GIESBRECHT, Arnold

Please join us to remember and share fond memories as we celebrate Arnold's life on Sunday, July 15, 2018, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Schubert Centre - Emerald Room, 3505 - 30th Avenue, Vernon, BC.

Arnold Giesbrecht
October 11, 1939 – April 4, 2018

It is with sadness in our hearts that we announce Arnold’s passing on April 4, 2018 with his loving wife Margaret at his side, following a lengthy illness. Arnold is lovingly remembered by his wife Margaret, his children: Greg and Debbie (Jason); his granddaughters: Shaelin, Austyn (Dale), Gennevieve, Alexandria and Natasha. Predeceased by his brother Bernard in 2016, he is survived by his sisters: Helen, Elsa, and Selma (Fred), plus many nieces and nephews and their families. A special thank you to friends Ron and Sandy for their ongoing support.
Arnold was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to Canada with his parents and siblings after the war. The family settled in Vancouver. Arnold left Vancouver in the late 50’s to work for the CPR and the NAR as telegraph lineman around Fort McMurray and area. He returned to Vancouver in the early 60’s. It is there that he met and married Margaret and where their children were born.
Arnold enjoyed a 30+ year career with B.C. Tel which began in Richmond, BC with transfers to Burns Lake and then Kelowna until his retirement. Arnold loved his family dearly and especially enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. After retirement Arnold and Margaret enjoyed camping and travelled to many places in their RV. In keeping with Arnold’s wishes, he was cremated. A celebration of life will be held this summer.
Please consider a donation in Arnold’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 200 – 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2
A special thank you to all the staff at the Polson Residential Care Facility in Vernon who cared for Arnold in his final months and days. Your compassion and support was exceptional.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.


Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com
Condolence Messages
  • Apr 12, 2018
    Most sincere condolences to Margaret and family. Your loss of Arnie is so sad.
    Annette Cociani
  • Apr 12, 2018
    Dear Margaret and Family,
    Sincere condolences to you and all your family at this sad time. It is always so difficult to lose the ones we love but hopefully, memories of happier times will help to make it a little easier.
    It has been a number of years since I last saw you, Margaret, but I cherish the years when we studied/worked together.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Sharon Ackerman
  • Apr 09, 2018
    Sorry for your lose Margaret. Deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Ron Wolansky
  • Apr 09, 2018
    So sad to hear of Arnie's passing. Our deepest condolences to Marg and family.
    Wally and Flo Rowney
  • Apr 06, 2018
    So sorry to read of Arnie's passing, we had many good laughs together over the years while working with him here in Kelowna.
    Larry and Yvonne Savel
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