Joe passed away peacefully
on August 24, 2012 at the
age of 87, with his family
by his side. He was
predeceased by his loving
wife, Anna; his eldest
daughter, Elsie McKernan;
his brother, Edmund Huber; and his brother-in-law, Joe Czerwinski. He will be dearly missed by the members of his family, all of whom he loved
so much. Joe is survived by his two daughters, Ingrid (Gene) Sivorot, and Hilde (Terry) Schneider, and his son Joe
(Kirsten) Huber, all of Kelowna; 13 grandchildren and
5 great grandchildren; his sister, Emma Czerwinski; and
his sisters-in-law, Liz (Don) Cameron and Ann Huber.
Joe was born of German descent in Romania in 1925.
He immigrated to Regina with his wife and young daughter in 1950. He was a skilled cabinet maker who eventually moved his family to the Okanagan. He began a new career in the motel business in Penticton and then Kelowna, very quickly becoming a successful hotelier. Although he
attempted to retire at a young age, his drive to create
and build pulled him back into business. Together with members of his family, he developed and built hotels for many more years. In addition, he dedicated himself to
numerous building projects for the Diocese of Nelson,
leaving his imprint in many communities in the Southern
Interior. He will be remembered as a great businessman,
a loving family man, and a strong person of faith.
A Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, August 29th at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on
Thursday, August 30th at 11:00 am. Both services will
be held at Immaculate Conception Church,
839 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC. As an expression
of sympathy, those who wish to may make a donation to
either the Alzheimer Society of BC, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, in the name of Josef Huber.
Condolences may be sent to the family
by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.