July 22, 1941 — May 22, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Franc Kosec. His short battle with cancer ended peacefully at home with Marjeta, his wife of 50 years, by his side. He is predeceased by his father Janez, mother Rozalija, and 4 brothers Janez, Stanko, Joze, and Tone. He will be remembered by Marjeta and their son Rob (Becky), daughter Laurie (Jason), grandchildren Jenica, Tessa, Noah, Russell, and Isaak, sisters Marija (Tony deceased), Agnes (Drago), and Rezi (Janez), and the many loving nephews, nieces, relatives, and companions in Slovenija and Canada.
Franc was born on July 22, 1941 in Vel. Brusnice, Slovenija and left the country as a young man on foot where he eventually found work in France. He returned briefly to marry Marjeta and they soon immigrated in 1969 with the dream of a new life in Canada. He enjoyed living in the Okanagan with his family, making wine, and working as one of Kelowna’s finest “steel doctors” as a proprietor of Franc’s Springs and Welding. Franc and Marjeta enjoyed many special years at Canim Lake along with their many travels throughout B.C., California, and Arizona. Franc’s love of nature and one of a kind character will forever be remembered by many.
We would like to thank Dr. Naude, Dr. Topic, the Kelowna Cancer Clinic, and the great palliative care team for their dedication and providing him with comfort and dignity towards the end of his journey. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Agency – Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior www.bccancer.bc.ca.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, June 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences.”
The service for KOSEC, Franc is scheduled for Friday, June 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.