TONHAUSER, JOE November 14, 1929 – February 18, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Joe Tonhauser. Born in Czechoslovakia, his family moved to Austria in 1944, where he met his future wife Agnes. In 1953 he immigrated to Canada, spending time in Drumheller and Edmonton, AB before settling in Kelowna, BC in 1971, where he founded and operated Knox Mountain Metals for 40 years. He was passionate about his family and friends, work, skiing and travelling. His work ethic, integrity and honesty were an inspiration to all the people who knew and loved him. Joe will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 57 years Agnes; children: Rosemarie (Doug) Hawkins, Kelowna, Walter, Halifax and Gary (Sandi), Kelowna; grandsons: Craig, Scott (Heather) and Sean; sister Rosalia (Eduard) Oswald, Germany; sisters-in-law: Anneliese Tonhauser, Austria and Berta Kecler, Austria and many nieces and nephews. Sadly predeceased by his brothers Eduard and Helmut. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 24th at 11:00 am at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC. There will be a private family interment at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.