May 11, 1939 – April 14, 2013
at the age of 73 years
Keinberger, Adolf, known to his family and friends as Ed.
He passed away at age 73, on April 12, 2013 in Kamloops, BC and was born in Wegsheid,
He leaves behind his sister in law Olga Kainberger, his niece Anita McGregor, nephew John and Fred Kainberger and family.
His hobby was woodworking.
Thanks to the medical staff at Kamloops Hospice Association for making him comfortable in his last week after his battle with cancer.
To the family of Ed Keinberger: I was so saddened to read Ed’s obituary. His wife Arelene and my mother, Audrey Dean worked together in the 1970s. The three of them spent a lot of time together when they lived here in Kamloops. We had many family dinners together. I recall that Ed was a beautiful chef. When Ed cooked a meal it was fabulous. My mother was raising four children @that time as a single parent. Ed and and Arelene were a great support for her. They would go out for beers on paydays and were at our home a lot. When I married my first husband in 1973 Ed was the man who gave me away in the place of my father. He was such a good and kind man. At one point he was working at a body shop as a painter. I believe it was called R&S Autobody here in Kamloops. My mother owned a 1956 Volkswagon beetle. It was a great little car but still had the original faded green paint. Ed took it to the body shop and painted it on his own time for Mom. I think he only charged her the cost of the paint. The color they chose was called ” Rally Green.” It was really bright and made the car look very trendy and cool. If I had known Ed was at the hospice center I truly would have visited with him. We all seemed to have lost touch over the years. The last time I heard from Arelene was when my mother passed away suddenly 5 years ago in June. Arelene read her obituary and phoned me from Kelowna. I don’t even recall her married name. I do wonder if she knows of Ed’s passing. Strangely I had been goin through some old photos and happened apon a wedding day picture of Ed and I. It was the very next day that I read his obituary in the paper. I told my sister Christine about the obituary and she said that she had been thinking of Ed just days before I gave her the news. That photo had been in a box from when we emptied Moms house 5 years ago. I couldn’t bear to deal with sorting through it until just recently and then finding that photo was such a lovely remembrance of Ed and the special friendship our family had shared with him. I hope my long rambling is not to tedious for you. I just felt I need to share with your family the sweet memories that my family has of your dear Ed. If I may I would like to contact you and maybe share our loving memories. Sincerely, Gail Soltesz.430 Malahat Place, Kamloops, B.C. v2e2m8. 250-828-2166