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KANDT, Opal Ruth (Bechthold)

Passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the age of 96. Opal is survived by four daughters: Sheila May Garrow (David) of Roseburg, Oregon; Roberta Chowanietz of Kelowna, BC; Shirley Ann Goerlitz (Sherwin) of Mayne Island, BC; Marilyn Kandt of Calgary, Alberta; six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; two brothers, Roland Bechthold (Mae) of Parksville, BC and Ronald Bechthold (Charlotte) of Spruce Grove, Alberta; brother-in-law Ben Kandt of West Kelowna, BC, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 31 at 1 pm at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna with Pastor Cam Koronko officiating. An internment will take place at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ADRA Canada (Humanitarian Aid), 20 Robert St. W., Newcastle, Ontario L1B 1C6.  For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, October 31 at 1 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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ADRA Canada (Humanitarian Aid), 20 Robert St. W., Newcastle, Ontario L1B 1C6.


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The service for KANDT, Opal Ruth (Bechthold) is scheduled for Saturday, October 31 at 1 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 Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Shirlene V Brost says:

    my thoughts and prayers goes out to the family of Opal Kandt.
    My deepest sympathy
    From : Shirlene V. Brost & family

    • Sharron & Glen Brown says:

      Our sympathy goes to each one of the family at this time. May you cling to the promise that you will see your mother on the resurrection morning. What a day that will be. The Lord is your shepherd, trust in Him.

  • Jane and Barbra Coffey says:

    While we never met Opal we catch a glimpse of the lovely person she was, the life she lived and the love she shared through knowing some of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren Shirley, Marilyn, Sherilee and Seth. We are so sorry she is no longer with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love.

  • Marilyn and Don Melashenko says:

    To all the family of Opal Kandt
    What a great day that will be when we can be reunited with our loved ones.
    Cherish all the good memoirs.
    May God’s comforting peace be with you this day and always.
    With deepest sympathy
    Marilyn and Don Melashenko

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