LIEGMANN, Joshua – Kelowna Obituary

February 7, 1998 – October 23, 2022

On October 23, 2022, Joshua Eduard Liegmann went to join our Lord. He left this land sinking into one of his passions: paragliding in the majesty of nature.

Josh is survived by his father, Iron Liegmann; his mother, Paula Liegmann; his sister, Helena Liegmann; grandmothers Ruth Liegmann and Mary Wasylyk; uncles Roger (Carrie) Liegmann, Mark (Vendela) Wasylyk and Jason Wasylyk; aunts Rachelle (Kevin) Loopeker and Marilyn Ferland; and precious cousins ​​Daniel, Brandt, Brea (Nathan), Alyssa, Margot, Jonathan (Maike), Sean, Nikolas, Mikhail, Damek and Zovya. He is predeceased by his grandfathers Ray Liegmann and Eugene Wasylyk. Josh leaves behind many close friends from UBCO’s engineering program and BC’s outdoor adventure crowd, including the whitewater kayaking and paragliding communities.

The family thanks the many first responders involved in Josh’s accident, including those who skillfully recovered his body and those who investigated the circumstances with sensitivity and kindness. Josh’s mother is especially grateful to the Kelowna RCMP member who delivered the tragic news with genuine compassion.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CRIS Adaptive Adventures, www.adaptiveadventures.ca, which facilitates outdoor adventures for those with barriers such as physical, sensory or cognitive challenges. Josh was the ultimate inclusion, and he would certainly smile hugely at the idea of ​​more people doing cooler outdoor activities in more creative ways!

Donations can also be made to Metro Community, www.metrocommunity.ca/give. Josh was an advocate and protector. He and his father connected through their common heart for the vulnerable, often spending time together with homeless people and associated challenges. “If you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and meet the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like noon.” This principle resonated with Josh.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Kelowna Gospel Fellowship Church, 3714 Gordon Drive, Kelowna. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. If you cannot attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available for viewing shortly thereafter.

Condolences, photos or keepsakes can be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

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