Schile; Joseph Anton

Born in Scott, Saskatchewan, on January 9, 1928 and passed away peacefully June 8, 2015 at Cascade Lodge. He is survived by Lucy A. Schile; children, Nigel A. Schile, Charles J. Schile; Bonnie J. Sawiuk; siblings, Helen Harmon, Verna Sarodney, Doris Bartko, Betty (Casey) Jansen, Thelma Huth, Jerry (Pat) Schile, Joyce (Chuck) McKay; 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; predeceased by his son Danielle D. Schile, his parents, his brother, Ken and his sister, Grace.

Joe and his family lived on a farm near Scott, SK, where he grew up and worked until he was 21 years old. In 1949 Joe and his family moved to Newton to a 30 acre farm. Joe worked at Peterson Electric where he met the love of his life Lucy. They were married July 6, 1954 and remained married for 61 years. They moved to Lillooet in 1957. In May of 1960 they moved to Williams Lake where Joe worked at Lake City Ford and became a certified Auto Technician. He had an avid love for the great outdoors, where he hunted, fished and camped with his family. In 1976 Joe and Lucy moved to Kelowna. Joe continued with his hobby of being in the great outdoors as much as possible. After Joe’s retirement Joe and Lucy took up a gypsy lifestyle and enjoyed the great outdoors for as long as they could. After leaving Kelowna they settled in Chilliwack. They lived in Redwood Manor where Joe quickly earned the reputation of “Mr. Fix-It” due to the fact he always made himself available to help others. This caring and jovial man liked to see others smile especially his wife Lucy. They attended the Eden Mennonite Church for 20 years. In 2013, they moved to Cascade Manor. He will not only be deeply missed by his family but by their many friends. The celebration of Life will be held at Eden Mennonite Church on Chilliwack Central in Chilliwack at 1:00pm, on June 15. The family would like to thank the staff at Cascade Lodge. Donations can be made to MCC in lieu of flowers at the Celebration of Life.

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