Joseph Raffeiner

Joseph Raffeiner


Born in Bolzano, Italy on

February 13, 1927. Passed away on August 11, 2011 in Westbank. Joe is survived

by his loving wife of 58

years Trudy; son Tom

(Michelle); daughter Karen; granddaughter Nataleigh

(Andrew); and grandson

Coulter. Also survived by

2 brothers in Italy, and

numerous relatives. Joe

was a very hard worker,

and became a winemaking apprentice in Italy. He worked

in Switzerland for a few years, where he met his future

wife, Trudy. After she moved to New York, Joe moved

to Canada, and worked for Chateau Gai Winery. Joe and Trudy got married in 1953, and had their 2 children in

Niagara Falls. In 1967 the family moved to Westbank,

and Joe worked at Mission Hill winery for 40 years.

He also owned a cork and winery equipment company,

and kept busy with that for 25 years.

A memorial service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1880 Dallas Rd, Kelowna on

Saturday August 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm.

We wish to thank Dr. Banwell and his staff for looking

after him for many years. As well, we want to show

appreciation for the loving care given to him by all the

staff at Village of Smith Creek. Joe passed away after a

long battle with Alzheimer’s and heart disease. He will

be missed by many family members, friends, neighbours and associates, as he was loved by all.

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