KUNKEL Josephine

Posted: June 15th, 2013

Jo ( Josephine ) Ellen Kunkel passed away suddenly on June 9, 2013 in the Pincher Creek Hospital .
Jo was employed by the Government of Alberta for 25 years in the Pubic Affairs department. She moved with her husband Lloyd Kunkel to Hill Spring in 1989 and retired in 1993. Jo and Lloyd were founders of the Great Canadian Barn Dance and Family Resort where thousands of people from around the world have enjoyed the Kunkel hospitality.
Jo was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in her Ward in Hill Spring and served in numerous callings. Most recently she loved serving in the Young Women’s program of the Hill Spring Ward and as an Ordinance Worker in the Cardston Alberta Temple.
Jo was a very caring person and served her fellowmen with no expectation of recognition or reward. She loved her family with unconditional love. Jo was a lover of all animals except moths.
Jo was survived by her husband and eternal companion, Lloyd Kunkel of Hill Spring, Alberta and children Robert ( Diane ) of Prince George, British Columbia, Marci (Rob) Cooper of Hill Spring, Alberta , Trevor (Candy) of Hill Spring, and Travis (Lisa) of Australia. Lloyd and Jo have 15 grandchildren.
Friends may meet the family at the Hill Spring Chapel on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. or on Thursday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Service.
The Funeral Service will be held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hill Spring Chapel, Hill Spring, Alberta on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Interment in the Hill Spring Cemetery, Hill Spring, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to any Animal Shelter near you.
E-mail your condolences to: legacyfh@telus.net. Arrangements entrusted to Berry Gorham.
Legacy Funeral Homes Ltd.
P.O. Box 208
Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0
Phone (403) 653-3222
Fax (403) 653-3677

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  1. Judy and Ray Narkaus says:

    So sorry to here of Jo’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Judy and Ray Narkaus(Kunkel) and family

  2. Dawn says:

    Please accept our most sincere condolences for your loss. May the Lord’s promise of everlasting life shine brilliantly in your minds (John 3:16).
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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