John Rippel

John Rippel

Rippel, John passed away peacefully on March 14th, 2010 at the age of 94 years. John is survived by his loving wife Jean of 64 happy years. Survived by two sons Leonard and William Rippel of Kelowna; two daughters: Elaine (Eric) Stotz of Lumby, Margaret (Bob) Rippel of Kelowna; four grandchildren: Trevor (Denise) Komant of Kelowna, Becky (David) Habib of Kelowna, Jason (Leslie) Stotz of Kelowna, Heidi (Kevin) Couture of Vernon; seven great grandchildren: Michael, Matthew, Selina and Sarah Habib of Kelowna, Brittney and Rayden Komant of Kelowna, Kai Couture of Vernon; one step great granddaughter Monique Habib of Kelowna and one step great-great grandson Logan Colpitts of Kelowna; 2 sisters: Rose (Joe) Mohany of Kelowna, Hilda (Paul) Hemich of Kelowna; 3 brothers: Joe Rippel of Kelowna, Frank (Eva) Rippel of Telkwa, BC, Ed Rippel of Chase, BC; brother in law Joe Hordos of Prince George, BC, and sister in law Lea Rippel of Kelowna; as well as many nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his father Rudolph in 1934, his mother Maria in 1965, sister Elizabeth, brother Carl, and brother Leo. John was born on October 16th, 1915 in Czeckoslovahi and immigrated to Canada in June 1930. He spent several years in Loon Lake, Saskatchewan and moved to Osoyoos, BC in 1943. In May 1944 he met the love of his life Jean whom he married on December 29th, 1945. John loved dancing with his wife Jean, especially when a polka was playing! They also enjoyed many camping trips together during their retirement years. He will be truly missed.The family would like to extend their appreciation for the care John received from Dr. Robert Williams and also the staff at Village Smith Creek.A celebration of John’s life will be held at Everden Rust Funeral Services Monday March 22nd at 11:00 am. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com.


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