Obituary of Edward Loeppky

loeppky-edward-300x300Passed away suddenly at Kelowna General Hospital on September 12, 2016 at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary; daughter Twyla (Gary) Schlenker; son Todd (Roxane); daughter Suzanna (Lyndon) Dojohn; daughter Jamie (Tom) Janovsky; his grandchildren Kristi (Tyler) Kort, Leesa & Jeffrey Schlenker; Brett & Ty Loeppky; Benjamin, Haley & Connor Dojohn and Simon & Marcus Janovsky; sister Rosella (Ben) Friesen and their family.

Edward’s humble beginnings were in the small house on Main Street in Niverville, Manitoba where he was surrounded by a large extended family and many close friends. After completing Grade 11, Edward attended Elim Bible School for one year. He began working at the Steinbach Credit Union. He proudly married the love of his life, Mary (Kasdorf) on July 11, 1963, and was immediately blessed with many brothers and sisters in law who would become lifelong friends. A year later Ed and Mary became proud parents with the birth of their first daughter, Twyla. At that time Ed began a new position in hospital administration in Steinbach. Three years later they celebrated the birth of their son, Todd and Edward took a position at the hospital in Preeceville, Saskatchewan. Family and friends pulled them back to Steinbach, where he began his role as salesman at E.G. Penner Building Center. In 1969, Ed branched out on his own and purchased the local jewellery store, renamed Edward’s Jewellers where he was soon known as ‘Diamond Ed’. That same year they delighted in the birth of another daughter, Suzanna.  Two years later, their family was made complete with the birth of their daughter Jamie.

Ed’s dream to move his family to Kelowna, BC was fulfilled in 1978, when he sold the jewellery store. He continued his passion for sales by joining the team at Kelowna Chrysler. Because he loved people and selling cars he received several awards as ‘salesman of the month’ and became well known in the community. In 2004 he joined his son at Todd’s Automotive until he suffered a stroke in 2009. He continued his career path at Home Depot, serving as a greeter, allowing him to connect with people.

Edward LOVED life! He loved Jesus, who was his Lord and Saviour. He loved his family, who were his pride and joy. He loved his grandchildren and celebrated each activity, sport and event they participated in as their biggest cheerleader. He loved his church and serving others with passion. He loved to be active: golfing, coaching baseball, writing notes of encouragement, treating his family to Dairy Queen soft serve, snowmobiling, watching the Winnipeg Jets and the Blue Bombers, going for coffee with a friend, cheering on the Kelowna Rockets or going for a drive. Yes, he loved much and he was loved by so many. Thank you for sharing life with Edward. He will be dearly missed here and we are confident he is eagerly greeting those whom he is meeting in heaven.

Please join us in remembering and celebrating Edward’s life on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 am at Trinity Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity NextGen Building Fund c/o Trinity Church, 1905 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V7.

Kasdorf Cousin Traefe

The annual cousin gathering has been planned for:

Date:   Oct 30, 2016; 3:00 – ?

Place:  Silver Courts – in Niverville.

Food:  As usual we plan to have ‘sweet and salty’

Each family should decide who will be bringing sweet or salty dishes.

Please tell all our cousins about this gathering and we hope to see you all there.

Corinne with Team Canada U18

Corinne-Schroeder-BHCorinne Schroeder has been chosen to play for the Team Canada U18 hockey team. The team is located in Calgary. They will be playing against Team USA 3 times this week. You can read about this on the Team Canada website at:

Read Scott Taylors article regarding Manitobans that made the team at:


Jason Buffalo Debut

jkasdorfToday is a big day for Jason.  He will get his NHL debut at Buffalo tonight.

Watch his pregame interview by clicking here.


Jason Kasdorf signed by Sabres

Scott_Diebold_action_2012The Buffalo Sabres announced the team has signed goaltender Jason Kasdorf to an entry-level contract.
Kasdorf (6’3”, 172 lbs., 5/18/1992) recently completed his senior season at R.P.I., where he posted a 12-12-5 record with a .931 save percentage and a 2.30 goals-against average. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native ranked fourth in the ECAC in save percentage for the season and earned the conference’s Goaltender of the Week award on Jan. 19, 2016.
Originally drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the sixth round (157th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Kasdorf was acquired by the Sabres on Feb. 11, 2015 with Zach Bogosian and Evander Kane as part of a seven-player trade with the Jets. In 88 career games for R.P.I., Kasdorf posted a 38-37-9 record with a .920 save percentage and a 2.39 goals-against average.

Read more about Jason:

Listen to Hustler and Lawless interview Jason:

Interview with Seth Appert:  (Jason’s coach at RPI)


Obituary – Joyce Adrian Kasdorf

Prints 20030062aJoyce Viola Kasdorf (nee Adrian)

On January 22, 2016, at Riverview Health Centre, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Joyce Viola Kasdorf (nee Adrian) went home to be with her Lord and Savior, at 70 years of age.

Joyce was born to John P. and Marie Adrian on June 12, 1945 in Hepburn, Saskatchewan. She grew up on a dairy farm in the Lakeburg School District near Hepburn, where she also attended school. She grew up in a Christian home and early in life she embraced the Christian faith when she received the Lord Jesus as her personal Savior and was baptized upon confession of her faith. Her personal devotions were always an important part of her daily life, and she consistently prayed for us as family and friends.

Her employment and voluntary service took her to a few places like North Battleford, SK and Pambrun, SK but for the most part she worked and served as a Special Care Aid at the Nursing Home on the Youth Farm at Rosthern SK. She loved her work, she loved the seniors and they loved her. She brought with her, to the work place, an atmosphere of joy, laughter, love and care. (At times it also included pranks!)

In 1971, while working at the Nursing home, Joyce started a Bible Study with some of the girls she was working with. The Lord blessed that ministry, and the Bible study not only grew in numbers, but lives were being changed as girls gave their hearts to Jesus and committed to live for Him. Soon a Bible study started for the boys as well. This quickly grew into a larger youth ministry known as “Truth for Youth”. Many young people came to the Lord during those years. She was very involved in so many of their lives through listening, counselling and praying with them.

Joyce loved her church and after 12 years of “Truth for Youth” her ministry focus shifted more toward women’s ministries, in her home church and speaking at ladies retreats, etc. She had the gift of hospitality and her doors were always open for nieces and nephews and others to come and stay overnight.

Joyce left a rich legacy and will be greatly missed by her husband Frank, two daughters, Shannon (Sean) Francey, Riley, Reese; Jodene (Colin) Neufeld, Brooklyn, Liv, Roan, Jude; Step mother Elizabeth Adrian, Lethbridge; one sister and four brothers; Ron (Dora) Adrian, Morden; Wilmer (Phyllis) Adrian, Waldheim; Dorothy (Jake) Fehr, Bolivia; Cliff (Deanna) Adrian, Medicine Hat; Em (Linda) Adrian, Lethbridge; brother-in-law Bill and Jean Neudorf, Abbotsford; honorary family members Bryan and Esther Funk, Rosthern; numerous nephews and nieces and many friends. Joyce was predeceased by her parents John P. and Marie Adrian and her sister Erma.

We wish to thank our church family and pastoral staff and all our friends and family for their support and prayers. We also wish to thank the medical team at Cancer Care and Riverview Health Centre for their kindness and care. Thank you to the staff at Friends Funeral Home for your help in this difficult time.

… we do not grieve like the rest of mankind who have no hope… (1 Thess. 4:13)

Corny’s Life/Journey – A Menno Prince

Hi Everyone,

Trust this finds you all in good health and ready (or just about) for the celebration of our Saviour’s birth.

Corny2982The long overdue book that I wrote about Corny’s life/journey is finally hot off the press. When Arlen and Tammy come here for Christmas they will be able to take back any orders you may have. The book was not what I had initially envisioned but in order to keep the costs down we did it in more of a booklet form. If anyone would like to order a copy for yourselves or any of your family members the book will sell for $15.00. Probably when Arlen is back in the New Year you could pick it up from their home or perhaps he could deliver a few to Niverville or Winnipeg at someone’s home.
For those of you who do not live in or around Niverville, I’ve priced out the postal fee and it is $3.10 to mail it anywhere in Canada.

You can order one by sending an email to Sharon at:
Or by completing the following form.  Note; you will need to give your name and your email address.

Wishing one and all a very Blessed Christmas and much Joy and Good Health in the New Year.

Sharon Kasdorf

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Congratulations Pete and Adina

Doug Kasdorf sent this to help us celebrate his parents wedding anniversary.

Today is Pete and Adina’s 60th wedding Anniversary.
Doug made a slideshow celebrating this special day which they viewed at a dinner which took place a few weeks ago.  Although many of us don’t remember that much about that day 60 years ago, we are very interested if anyone, including Pete and Adina want to tell us more about it to jar our memories.  Just click on the Leave comment above and tell us your story or memory.

Congratulations to Pete and Adena.  Enjoy the show.

Kasdorf Stingy as the RPI Sweeps Union

jason-kasdorf-2Senior Jason Kasdorf was his usual stingy self as the Engineers of RPI swept Union for the second year in a row. As usual Jason was one of the best players on the ice for RPI.
He made 27 saves for the win, while Unoion’s Sakellaropoulos had 36, including 17 in the first period alone. Both teams were 1 for 3 on the power play. Read more …

Gophers Get Revenge

Riley Francey

Riley Francey

Back on Oct 1 the Sisler Spartans spoiled what had been a near perfect season for the Gophers from Garden City. Gopher QB Riley Francey said they would not forget that game. He felt that the Spartans were fortunate to capitalize on a few Gopher errors and that was the difference in the loss that GC suffered.  Read more …