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.