Joseph A. “Joe” Kuemper, beloved husband of Charlotte Kuemper of Calgary, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at the age of 83 years. Joe was born on March 30, 1926 in Muenster, Saskatchewan, and moved to Calgary in 1960. Charlotte and Joe were married on August 8, 1950. He was a certified Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Mechanic, and also worked for Telus where he retired from in 1986. Joe loved family get-togethers, and travelling to see his brothers and sisters every fall. His hobbies included carpentry, gardening and napping.
Besides his loving wife Charlotte, Joe is survived by children Jim & Michele, and Yvonne of Calgary, and Marianne & Randy Coulson of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Mandy (Darren), Melissa (Trevor), Ryan (Alyson), Jason, and Kim; and great-granddaughter Breanna. He is also survived by special niece Linda (Larry) Angeli and her family, Joel (Shirley), Jamie (Kyle), Jessie (Brindy), Summer, and Destiny; brothers Ernie (Dot), Benno (Irene), Ed (Del), and Fred (Loretta); sisters Marie, Dolores and Eleanor (Garvin); and sisters-in-law Theresa and Paula. Joe was predeceased by his parents; brothers Ray, Gilbert, and Art; sister-in-law Betty; and brothers-in-law Marcel and Ron.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Eastside Memorial Chapel (5388 Memorial Drive N.E.) on Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (400 Edmonton Trail N.E.) on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca. In living memory of Joe Kuemper, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences