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FUNK, Andy

February 20, 1943 — October 30, 2019

On October 30, 2019, at 12:40 pm, Andy Funk, age 76, said goodbye to this world and was welcomed into glory. His final days were spent in Hospice in Kelowna, BC, surrounded by family, friends and music. His body succumbed to ALS but he remained the steadfast, kind, and loving person he had always been right until the end.

Andy is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Marg Funk; his daughter, Natalie Funk; and his son Derek Funk along with Derek’s wife, Sherri Funk and Andy’s three grandchildren, Boaz, Silas and Zoe. Andy comes from a very large family and was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed.

From Winnipeg to Kelowna he was known for his generous spirit, his caring heart, and his beautiful singing voice. Andy’s relationship and faith in God were evident to all who met him. For many years he owned and operated his own bricklaying company, A.M. Masonry. Through his company, he was able to mentor and apprentice many, including his son and his two grandsons. He was loving known as the “singing bricklayer”. He led worship, recorded a gospel album, and was asked to sing for many events and occasions. The last time he performed was in New York, at Carnegie Hall, with the Spectrum Singers Choir.

He was a wonderful husband, father, Opa and friend and we are better for knowing him. Thank you, Lord, for the time we had with him and for the knowledge, that we will meet again.

We will be having a Celebration of Andy’s life on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC. In lieu of flowers, please donate to ALS BC society, www.alsbc.ca. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.


Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for FUNK, Andy is scheduled for Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • Jody Wielgosz says:

    Derek, Sherri, Boaz, Sylis and Zoe.

    We are deeply sorry for your loss. I pray God’s comfort and peace for your family during this time.
    Much love from the

  • Abe Peters says:

    My condolences to Marg and family. May you feel God’s nearness, especially at this time of mourning.

  • Cathy Krahn says:

    Dennis and my sympathies are with you. It’s been a blessed lifetime and may Andy’s voice once again lift in praise. I consider it a blessing to have been able to accompany him a couple of times as he sang and to have gotten to know you both through that opportunity. May that large Funk family mentioned serenade us all when it will be our turn to cross over to that other side!
    With love, Dennis and Cathy

  • Paul and Janneke Smith says:

    Our condolences to Marg and family on the loss of a beloved husband, father, Opa, and friend to so many. Andy was a true Christian gentleman, with a heart for others…. He was a great man., brave in the face of adversity, and, caring and sensitive to the end.

  • Wendy McAlpine says:

    Dear Derek, Sherri, Boaz, Sylis and Zoe, I am sad to hear about your loss. Please know that you are loved. I wish that these things didn’t happen. It is so sad. Love you all, Wendy

  • Cindy Castillo says:

    I know Andy is in a much better place, but my heart’s prayer was a little selfish that he could bless us longer. I have missed both of you after your move, but you did your best to stay connected. I can never think of a time I had not seen a smile on Andy’s face. He was soft, gentle and loving. You guys made the best couple, Marg. He will truly be missed but only for awhile. He is glorifying the one he worshipped on earth! Many hugs to you and your family!

  • Ron & Anne Derksen says:

    We are so sorry for your loss Marg. We appreciated his & your posts keeping us updated. Know that many friends in Winnipeg feel the loss. God bless!

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