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GRUENWALD, Kaspar

GRUENWALD, Kaspar

Kaspar “Hans” Gruenwald
September 10, 1935 – June 13, 2019
It is with sad hearts that we say good-bye to Hans, my dear husband, Pop’s to Jens, stepdad, Gramps, Poppa to the wee ones, and a friend to so many.
He was born in Austria September 10th, 1935, youngest of 11. He came to Canada at the age of 23 to visit a friend, intending to only stay for 2 years, and Hans was here for the rest of his life.
He married his first wife Anne Marie who had a 10 year old son Jens, and Hans came to love Jens like he was his own. He was grateful to have him in his life.
Hans and I (Vivian) met at seniors exercises in March 2016 and started going out. He asked me to marry him at an Easter Family Dinner in 2018 and we married December 18, 2018. He acquired a very large extended family, step children, Robert, Kim, Jerry, and Brad and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, brothers and sisters in law and their families.
We all loved him dearly and will forever miss him.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the cancer society.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 1pm at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery.
Celebration of life will be held in September 2019 at the Winfield Senior Centre.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com
Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, 250-762-2299.


Link: www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com
Condolence Messages
  • Jun 28, 2019
    Kaspar worked in Wawa at the Lady Dunn General Hospital as the maintenance man for a few years and I considered him a good friend. As the new x-ray technician with a second hand Volkswagen needing attention, he enlisted one of his mechanic friends to overhaul the engine, and made sure that everything was in good working order for me. He was a pleasure to work with, always a gentleman, and very kind. I'm glad he found happiness in Kelowna but sorry to know he is gone. He left behind very good memories. My condolences to his extended family. Kaireen James Morrison, Wawa, Ontario
  • Jun 20, 2019
    Vivian, so so sorry to hear of Hans' passing. My heart goes out to you, and yet I know the time you had together was meant to be. We will all miss him a lot. May God give you His peace at this time of loss and in the years ahead. Love, Julie
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Dear Vivian and family, we are so sad to hear of Hans passing. He was a true soul and we are very happy you entered his life. We just have the fondest memories of him. He was just the greatest man there could be. God Bless, Doris and Cecil.
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Dear Vivian, we are so sad to hear of Hans passing away. What a Blessing that you were there for him...............he will forever be in your heart.
    Sincerely Marg and Hank
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