With very sad and heavy hearts the family of Jerry Schuepfer, of Robson, wishes to announce his passing, after a short battle with cancer, at Kootenay Lake Hospital on Monday, May 25, 2015, blessed with 62 years of life.
Jerry was born in Nelson on August 4, 1952, to parents Joseph and Marie Schuepfer. For many years, until his retirement in 2009, Jerry worked as a welder for West Kootenay Power/Fortis. He married the love of his life Teresa Ann Jmaiff. Jerry loved his dogs and all other animals, going for firewood, going to the gym, socializing with family and friends over a cup of coffee, cruising on the Arrow Lake and being Santa for family and friends.
He was predeceased by his dog Teka, his parents Joseph and Marie, sisters Lorraine Soucie and Rita Driscoll and father-in-law Eli Jmaiff.
Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife Teresa; Abby and Mindy; brother Gilbert (Blythe) Schuepfer; mother-in-law Mabel Jmaiff; brother-in-law Rob (Janet) Jmaiff; nephews Jeff (Delia) Schuepfer, Jason (Jana) Schuepfer and Joe (Erin) Driscoll; nieces Catherine Gamez and Amber and Chris Jmaiff and several great nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Pentecostal New Life Assembly (602 – 7th Street, Castlegar), on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 11:00 AM.
Cremation has taken place in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry’s Memory may be made to the Nelson or Trail SPCA or KAAPS.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to family and friends for their support, the third floor nursing staff of Kootenay Lake Hospital and to DR. Smart, Dr. Wilson, and
Dr. Malpass for all their support during Jerry’s illness.