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SPERLE, Andrew

SPERLE, Andrew

With great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father.

Andy was born August 3, 1927 and passed away peacefully December 1, 2017.

Left to remember happy times are his wife of 68 years Elizabeth (Betty), daughters Beverley Scott (Andrew), Janet Sperle, Joanne Valcourt (Maurice) and Kathryn Melia (David); 5 grandchildren Erin (Lucas), James, Robyn (Austin), Shannon and Alexandra and 4 great-grandchildren Lennon, Mackenzie, Charlotte and Edward; brother George and many nieces and nephews.

Dad lived life to the fullest. He was devoted to his family, friends, and community. He was a lifetime member of Kinsmen; participating as President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the club. He was also a member of the K-40 club. He loved to play sports – he actively participated in softball, hockey, and curling.

Services will be held Friday, December 8 at 1pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation http://www.heartandstroke.ca/get-involved/donate. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.

Condolence Messages
  • Dec 12, 2017
    So very sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories of your Dad.
    Kim Amorim xox
  • Dec 10, 2017
    Mrs. Sperle, Jo and Kathy and Family,
    Sincere condolences to you on Mr. Sperle's passing. I will always remember the visits to Raymer he made, always smiling, always with his lovely wife, always so proud of his grandkids, always a great man.
    Dean Corrado and Family
  • Dec 07, 2017
    Bev and family. Sorry to hear your father passed away. We went to Dr Knox together and I remember your dad was such a great man.
  • Dec 07, 2017
    Bev, Andy and the entire Sperle family, our sincere condolences on your loss. Don and Jane Bifford.
  • Dec 07, 2017
    I'm so sorry to hear the passing of Andrew, my thoughts are with you all. I want you to know I am thinking of you... big hugs to you all. Donna Royston (babet)
  • Dec 07, 2017
    I enjoyed curling and working with you Andy. Rest in peace my dear friend.
    Sharron Morrison-Gibb
  • Dec 06, 2017
    My thoughts are with your whole family. I remember so often coming to see you with Aunt Vicky (Kellerman). She would smile just to say your names.
    ~ Peg Day
  • Dec 05, 2017
    Dear Betty and family; I am very sorry to hear of Andy's passing. He was a good friend and many pleasant memories come to mind when I think of him. I will not be able to attend his service on Friday but my thoughts and prayers will be there with you. Sincerely, Nick Imthorn
  • Dec 05, 2017
    Dear Betty and Janet,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. We will be out of town for the funeral but will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Our deepest condolences
    Linda and Garry Groff.
  • Dec 05, 2017
    Sorry to hear of the loss of Andy. He was kind and helpful and a father like person to every one. I worked on and off with Andy at SD 23 and enjoyed every moment with Andy, he left me many memories. My deepest sympathy Betty and to the family also. Mike Pugliese
  • Dec 05, 2017
    Dear Betty and family. I was deeply saddened to hear of Andy's passing. He was a very kind gentle soul who I know will be greatly missed by his family and many long time friends.
    With condolences and fond regards,
    Doug McIntosh
  • Dec 05, 2017
    Dear Betty and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will remember Andy as our softball coach and the good person he was.
    Love, Mary Welder
  • Dec 04, 2017
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you all.
    Linda Rutherford
  • Dec 04, 2017
    Dear Betty & family. Our hearts are with you as we are so saddened to hear of Andy's passing. I have known Andy most of my life, he was always a joy to talk to & will be missed by all who knew him. Marlene & Paul Mamchur
  • Dec 04, 2017
    Dear Sperle Family,
    We are so sad to hear about your loss and our deepest sympathy goes out to you all in remembrance. We sincerely enjoyed getting to know Andy and his family during his stay at Cottonwoods. He spoke highly of each and everyone of you and one could see the love he had. Always had a nice smile and friendly words when speaking with him. May he Rest in Peace and God bless you all.
    Volunteers at Cottonwoods, Rose Baggett & Kari Wallace
  • Dec 04, 2017
    Dear Kathy and Family,
    I am so heartbroken to hear of your dad's passing. I have many years of memories of him thanks to yours and my friendship in our school days, Sperle's Cleaners and, of course, at Mr. Tinker's K-40 "parties" at the office where your dad and I got to chat once a month. He was a wonderful, kind man. Thinking of you!!
    Love, Carrie Weeks
  • Dec 04, 2017
    Dearest Kathy and Family,
    We are heartbroken for the loss of your dad. Please know he is resting peacefully now and will forever be in your hearts.
    Love, Bill an Christie Ewen
  • Dec 04, 2017
    Mr. Sperle was very proud of Kelowna. He was a very respectful person and I am proud to have know him all my life . He was an asset to our community.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
  • Dec 04, 2017
    Dear Betty, Bev, Janet, Joanne and Kathy,
    We are so sorry that we will not be able to attend the service. Please know that we will be with you in spirit on Friday. Uncle Andy meant so much to me. Ed Krahn will be reading a tribute to Uncle Andy from me.
    Love, Lloyd and Noreen
  • Dec 03, 2017
    Janet, we are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing,Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Nick & Kelly Franz
  • Dec 03, 2017
    Very sorry to hear on the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you and your families.
    Mark and Candace Reutlinger
  • Dec 03, 2017
    Dear Betty and family. So sorry to hear of Andy's passing. I always enjoyed talking to him and you when you came into the clinic. You are all in my thoughts.
    Respectfully Jane. (Dyck's Pharmacy)
  • Dec 03, 2017
    Sorry to read of Andy's passing. He was a great man and his ready smile will be missed by many. Jim Oakes
  • Dec 03, 2017
    Dear Betty & family, So sad to hear of your loss. I will always remember Andy's ready smile and laugh. Blessings & love, Joan Lailey (Glenmore Medical Lab).
  • Dec 03, 2017
    Andy or 'Smilie' as I called him as he always had a friendly 'hello' and a gleaming smile upon greeting me! Worked w/Smilie when I was on the R&M Grounds Crew for SD#@23. Great person! My sincere condolences to the family on Andy's passing as he will be missed!
  • Dec 03, 2017
    We are sad to hear of Andy's passing! You are all in our thoughts. From Nobby Gen Wildemann.