March 29, 1933 – July 4, 2013
at the age of 80 years
It is with extremely saddened hearts that we announce the death of our dear husband, father, opa and great opa Kuno Stahlberg on July 4, 2013 at the age of 80 years. Kuno was born on March 29, 1933 in Arzies Besserabia to Rudolf and Lydia (nee Lang) Stahlberg. After being pre-deceased by both parents, Kuno immigrated to Canada on October 19, 1951 with his uncle George and Aunt Emma Krause and cousins Emil (Frieda) and Anna where he worked as a cabinet maker in various areas in Alberta. In 1959 Kuno was hired by Bird Construction in Inuvik, NWT. In 1965 he met his lifelong love and companion, Minnie Kalinek where they had two children. Kuno moved his family to Salmon Arm in 1983 where he enjoyed the Shuswap seasons and the sharing of kind words and often humorous stories with people within the community. Kuno always said since he couldn’t bring a souvenir from the north, he brought a little eskimo instead. Kuno enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards and setting up his stall in Enderby and Falkland. Kuno is survived by his loving wife Minnie, daughter Eunice (Rob) son Rudy (pre-deceased 1988) his three grandchildren Misty, Cody and Kiefer and his great-grandson Rylan. No service will be held per Kuno’s request. A graveside gathering of family members will be held at the Mt Ida Cemetery with his cremated remains.
The family of Kuno Stahlberg would like to thank Dr. Bonthuys and all the nurses at SLGH and KGH that cared for Kuno until his passing and for the kind words, flowers and food from extended family members and friends. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
Wow this is so sad..I just happened to stumble across this by mistake! I am so sorry to be so late in expressing my condolences as well as my fond memories of playing shuffleboard against Kuno..he was a great player and took pride in the fact that everyonce in awhile he would beat me and then look at me sideways with alittle grin on his face..he was a very well liked person in Inuvik and I am happy and proud to say that I got to spend a lot of time with the gentleman..RIP Kuno..you have left us with many fond memories..Thank You Sir!
Thank-you for thinking of us. We always had a good time at the Inuvik Legion. Minnie
So sorry,Eunice, to hear about your dad`s passing..We all enjoyed him at the thrift shop looking for that special deal..And him and my husband had some romanian visit`s over the fence..keep your good memorie`s………..barb
Eunice, for you and your mom and family, I hope that time will ease the pain, and with each passing day, when you think of your dad, you will be able to smile as you remember so many special times which you had with your dad. Eliza
Our hearts go out to Minnie and Eunice with the passing of Kuno, Kuno and Minnie were members of McInnes Branch 220 Royal Canadian Legion, Inuvik, NT for many years, fond memories of Kuno were shared by members of the Branch on Friday and Saturday when we heard of the passing of Kuno. Minnie you still have family and friends in Inuvik who pass on their sorrow for your loss.
Lest we Forget, Lest we Forget.