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BALKAU, Alfred



With sadness we announce the passing of Alfred Balkau on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the age of 81. Survived by his loving wife Irma of 58 years; daughters: Angie Balkau (Fraser Benoit) of Blackfalls, AB, Rose Earl (deceased); son Siegfried (deceased); grandchildren: Amanda Martin (Jonathon), Meghann Schatz (Ryan), Josh Stewart, Taylor Preissl (Riley), Tanner Stewart; great grandchildren: Kenton and Tiernan Martin, Hunter and Cheyenne Preissl and Logan Schatz; brother Helmut (Brigitte); two sisters: Natalia and Gertrude and the Zerbe, Kuppers and Boyd families. Predeceased by his brother Gerhard and sister Hedwig. Alfred was a wonderful family man and our true strength. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 20th at 10:00 am at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3J2. Interment to follow in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (address above) or the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”


Saturday, April 20th at 10:00 am

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The service for BALKAU, Alfred is scheduled for Saturday, April 20th at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

2091 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Brenda Mullen (Reeve) says:

    So sorry to hear that Fred (Mr. Balkau) has passed away. My thoughts are with you Mrs. Balkau and Gail (Angie) and the rest of your family.

    He was a kind and uplifting man who always had a smile. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.

    I will always remember going to the beach in Kelowna with your family as a child (the park with the big red apple) as well as his love for carpentry.

    Brenda Mullen (Reeve)

  • Susan Volkmann says:

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of Fred. I remember him as a kind and gentle man with a heart as big as gold. I know he will be dearly missed by his loving wife Irma and his daughter Angie, as well has loving grandchildren. I hope your memories will help you through the grief of you loss. warmest regards, Susan

  • Bonnie Myer (Reeve) says:

    I was deeply saddened to hear that Fred (Mr Balkau) has passed away. I and all our family have a lot of great memories of Mr. Balkau (to us kids). Teaching us German words of which I still remember to this day. Thinking of you at this time Irma, Angie(Gail) and family.

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