May13, 1928 – September 1, 2016

John Bartl passed away peacefully on Sept. 1, 2016 at his home @ Lake Bonavista Retirement Village in Calgary. A kind, fun-loving man always ready with a joke. John immigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1954 with his wife and young daughter. In 1985 John and Hilde moved to Kelowna where they owned and operated a sewing machine and knitting business until retirement. Hilde predeceased him in 2007 after which he moved to Calgary. He is survived by daughter Brigitte Kotler (Kelowna, BC) & Eva DaSilva, son-in law Cordell DaSilva (Calgary, AB) Grandchildren Kyle & Kaitlin Kotler, Tyrell & Julian DaSilva, Great Granddaughter Elise Kotler, Brothers Herbert & Richard Bartl (Germany.) Donations can be made to the Salvation Army A celebration of life will take place: Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm McInnis & Holloway, 14441 Bannister RD. SE, Calgary, Alberta

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