November 8, 1918 – February 4, 2017
at the age of 98 years
November 8, 1918 – February 4, 2017
October 9, 1924 – February 4, 2017
at the age of 92 years
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 60 First St. SE, Salmon Arm commencing at 10:30 am on Saturday February 18th, 2017. Reception to follow.
On February 4, 2017, Paul passed away peacefully in his 92nd year after a short battle with cancer.
He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
Paul, who was born October 9, 1924 in Finlay, Manitoba, settled with his family in Thunder Bay. In 1940, at the age of 16, Paul being the eldest, left school to help out the family, and began work at the then, Canada Car Manufacturing Plant, building Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft flown in the WWII war effort. In 1942 Paul enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy training in Winnipeg and then with the Pacific Fleet on the West Coast of BC. Upon completion of gunnery training, Paul was posted on a Fairmile Motor Torpedo Boat patrolling the Juan de Fuca Straight on anti-submarine missions. He then volunteered for overseas Motor Torpedo Boat service under Atlantic command and was shipped out to Halifax. Since Paul was trained on 4″ guns and the MTB had only antiaircraft guns, he was not allowed to proceed. He was then sent to Baltimore, Maryland to serve as a gunnery officer on a Corvette Warship. He spent the remainder of the war on Corvette anti-submarine Patrol Duty. They led and escorted convoys moving war supply freighters heading overseas, between New York to Halifax and St. John’s, Newfoundland. While in New York he had the pleasure of seeing Frank Sinatra at Radio City Music Hall.
Discharged in October 1945, Paul then took a carpentry course through the Department of Veterans Affairs. He worked as a carpenter on various construction sites throughout Northwestern Ontario and as a cabinet maker at Port Arthur Shipbuilding. Being the entrepreneur that he was, he formed Cancade Cabinets Ltd., building cabinets, carrying out home renovations and performing light commercial work. The logo on the side of his blue ford 1/2 ton had the picture of a beaver…and that was Paul….busy as a beaver.
Paul married Amelia (Millie) Mesywitch in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) on May 3rd, 1947. Together they built a very successful Cancade Cabinets which expanded to include a paint and hardware store. Millie worked as the bookkeeper, estimator, sales person, and right hand to Paul.
Paul and Millie retired in 1988 and moved to Salmon Arm in January 1996. They traveled in their motor home in Canada and the United States, also travelling with the Shuswap Sunbirds RV Club.
Paul was an avid alpine skier, played golf, and curled in the winter and enjoyed these activities with his many friends in Salmon Arm.
Paul joined Citizens on Patrol and went on his first patrol April 26, 1996 with Millie as his partner. Paul is a Past President of Citizens On Patrol and held positions as a shift coordinator and special events coordinator Millie passed away on June 23, 2003 after spending 57 years together.
Paul was predeceased by his mother and father, his daughter, Barbara Morancy; his sister, Jean Lukaway; as well as brother’s Henry and Maurice. Survived by his son Gregg and his wife Casandra and their children Kipling and Ferguson; daughter Sandra Jondreau and Jim McGregor and their children Michael and Catherine. Paul is also survived by his companion Val Von Matt, his sister, Anna Semenowich, and Brothers Cecil of Victoria, Bobby from Winnipeg. Also survived by many nephews and nieces, grandson Andy Morancy, great grandson Roby Morancy, Al & Carol Morancy and good friends Joan and Gordon Crompton of Thunder Bay.
Family and friends wish to thank Dr. Venter, the nurses and staff of the Shuswap lake General Hospital and the Piccadilly Care Centre for the competent, respectful and compassionate care they provided Paul.
In keeping with his spirit, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.
Paul was cremated. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 60 First St. SE, Salmon Arm commencing at 10:30 am on Saturday February 18th, 2017. Reception to follow.
Paul’s Organization Memberships included;
50 year member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus
62 year member of the 3rd degree Knights of Columbus
Past Grand Knight # 1130 Thunder Bay
Member St. Andrew’s Church Thunder Bay
Member St. Joseph’s Church Salmon Arm
Past Vice President Thunder Bay Naval Association
Past President St. Andrew’s Boy Scouts
Past President Citizens Patrol Salmon Arm
Member Shuswap Sunbirds RV Club
Member Strata Board at 10th and 10th
Member Salmon Arm Curling Club
Member Club Shuswap Golf Club
Charter Member Lakehead Search & Rescue
Charter Chairman Knights of Columbus 1130 Charitable Foundation
January 20, 1926 – February 4, 2017
at the age of 91 years
Please join the family in a celebration of Heinz’s life at North Shuswap Christian Fellowship Church on 4079 Butters Road, Scotch Creek, on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 2 pm.
STEINHILBER, Heinz of Scotch Creek, British Columbia, passed away on February 4th, 2017, just two weeks after celebrating his 91st birthday. He passed peacefully with his family by his side, knowing he was deeply loved.
Heinz is survived by his wife of 37 years, Erika, his son Gert (Jane), his daughter Inge (Ali), four grandchildren, Amin (Janice), Sara (Mauro), Bobak and Andrew, three great-grandsons, Joseph, Samuel and Dante as well as extended family in Canada and Germany. He was predeceased by his first wife, Irmgard in 1973, his parents, Richard and Elisabeth Steinhilber, his sister Anita and his brothers, Ulrich and Erwin.
Heinz was born in Striesen, Poland on January 20th, 1926. As a young boy, he enjoyed the hard work of farm life with his family. In 1944, Heinz was drafted and a survivor of World War II, as well as, being prisoner of war for four and a half years. As a machinist, Heinz moved to Germany to start a new life, married, Irmgard, in 1949 and had two children, Gert and Inge. Heinz, at a young age, committed his life to the Lord, whom he served faithfully his whole life through.
In 1956, Heinz and his family immigrated to Canada and lived for a time in Richmond, British Columbia. Heinz and his family often camped in Shuswap Lake and fell in love with Scotch Creek. In 1973, Heinz tragically lost his wife, Irmgard. Scotch Creek is where Heinz built his life for the past 48 years and called it home.
Heinz was a highly skilled machinist, generous and giving, and always lent a helping hand when needed. Besides being a machinist, he loved being up on his farm and taking care of his cows.
Heinz remarried in Germany in 1979, his loving wife, Erika. Once married, they worked hard to build a home and enjoyed their life together. Heinz and Erika loved to have family and friends visit and no Christmas was complete without family there to celebrate.
Heinz was a mentor to his children and his grandchildren. He taught them a strong work ethic and to appreciate life and each day given. We will dearly miss ‘our one and only’ Opa and cherish the special moments and memories we have of him. Opa will forever live in our hearts.
Erika and family would sincerely like to thank family and friends who attended Heinz’s funeral and for your many cards, beautiful flowers, cooking, phone calls, prayers, love and support at this very sad time.
Your kind expressions of sympathy and thoughtfulness have been overwhelming and a great comfort to us.
Please accept this as our heartfelt thanks.
Heinz will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
God Bless You All.
February 3, 2017 – February 3, 2017
November 30, 1928 – January 30, 2017
at the age of 88 years
May 23, 1926 – January 30, 2017
at the age of 90 years
Mom passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years in Salmon Arm, BC.
She was predeceased by her youngest son Thomas Wayne Munson in 2009 and her companion of 20 years Larry Hartley in 2014. She left behind her five children Grant (Marilyn) Munson, Grace (Robert) Hoffman, Fred Munson, Faye (Robert) Leclerc and Ada (Gary) Charneski, 15 grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren as well as her children’s father Sydney Robert Munson.
A very special thank you to all the staff at Mount Ida Mews for all the love and care you gave mom over the past four years.
Memorial service and interment will be at a later date in Terrace, BC.