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Gisela Odette (Kuhn) Kibblewhite

March 10, 1934 ~ January 16, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Gisela passed away peacefully on January 16, 2023, at the age of 88 years, in Kelowna, BC. She will be remembered and sadly missed by her son, Wolfgang (Henrike); grandchildren, Linda (Adam), Tina (Thomas), and Verena (Stefan); great-grandchildren, Lilly, Hendrik, and Ben; siblings, Edith, Luzia, Herrman (Christel), and Horst (Judith); and many, many friends she made in the Okanagan. She was sadly pre-deceased by her loving husband, Arnold ‘Arnie’ Roosen in April 2022.

When the sun goes down, the stars of memory shine!

My grandma was a ray of sunshine; she liked to be happy and sing, but bad weather could spoil her mood. That is why she moved to Okanagan Lake, because the sun often shines here in Canada. She loved Canada, she spent more than half her life there, but she never forgot her roots in Germany, and was still always there for her family. We all loved her and are sad that she is no longer here.

Gisela still has childhood friends in Germany, as well as Canada, many from the time she immigrated in the 70s. Over the years she has cared for them, as family and friends were very important to her. She was active until the end. She wandered thousands of kilometers in her life and she loved it.

Her helpfulness was always great, and nothing was too much for her. She went her way, with dignity and pride. We will always carry you in our hearts, and lovingly remember you.

- Tina

A visitation will take place on Monday, January 23, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Hanson's Arbor Westwood Chapel, 2541 Churchill Road, West Kelowna. Friends are welcome to join the family in saying a final goodbye to Gisela and spend some time together, gathering to remember this very special person.


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