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ABETKOFF, John Allan

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970



John Allan Abetkoff passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 24, 2014 in his home in Kelowna, BC, at the age of 47 years. John was born on April 13, 1967 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to Patricia and Al Abetkoff.  He was the first of three boys.  He is survived by his mother, Patricia Abetkoff (Kelowna), daughter, Ashley Abetkoff (Kelowna), and step-daughter, Krystal McGregor (Ontario), their mother, Lauren McGregor (Kelowna), his brothers Terry (Jana, Matthew, Jillian – Kelowna) and Darren (Emily, Ivan, Alan – Taiwan) Abetkoff.


John was predeceased by his father, Al Abetkoff, who passed away August 24, 1996, and grandparents, Helmuth and Alvina Fieseler, and Polly and Alex Abetkoff and cousin, Christine Andres.


John worked at Westwood Fine Cabinetry where he was a Specialty Projects Coordinator.  He studied Architectural & Mechanical Drafting at Okanagan University College.  John loved cooking and gardening.  He was always working on projects.  John had a big heart and was a gentle soul.  He will be greatly missed.


Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014 at 1 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Pastor Lee Loveridge officiating.  Interment to follow at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends and family are welcome to join the family for a reception at 434 Trumpeter Road following.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation.


Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014 at 1 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for ABETKOFF, John Allan is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014 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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  • Erika OReilly says:

    Terry and family, my condolences to you in the sudden loss of your brother. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Erika

  • Lisa Yamaoka says:

    Terry and family,

    My condolences on the loss of your brother. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time

  • Trish Boileau says:

    Terry, I am so sorry for your loss. This is an awful time for you and your family. Sending positive energy to get you through this rough time, and hope you will soon remember John with smiles instead of tears.

  • Garry & Sharon Metz says:

    Patricia and Family
    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you

  • Gayleen Collins says:

    Dear Pat
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Love Gayleen

  • Joyce Bradford says:

    My thoughts are with the Abetkoff family. John truly was a gentle giant. I enjoyed working with John at Westwood Fine Cabinetry. He will be missed.

  • Gordon, Doris, Twyla & Tricia Mensch says:

    Dear Pat, Terry, Darren and Families,
    We were very sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our thoughts have been with your family at this time. With sincere sympathy from our family to yours.

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