BARTEL, Richard “Dick”
May 22, 1935 — February 18, 2022
Dick Bartel, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend passed away at the age of 86 years on February 18, 2022. After struggling with dementia for a number of years he spent the last two years at the Village at Mill Creek.
Born in Eyebrow, Saskatchewan, one of 11 siblings, to the late Jacob Peter Bartel and Maria (Loewen) Bartel who immigrated to Canada from Steinau, Russia in 1926. Dick arrived in Kelowna, BC in 1947 with his family. In 1956, he joined Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers where he spent 35 years with the company traveling to auction sales and enjoying customers from all over the world. Dick moved to the West Coast in 1965, and it wasn’t until 1991 that he returned to Kelowna.
Generosity, fairness, kindness, and love emanated from Dick, and he was dearly loved in return by his family and friends. In his retirement years, he enjoyed spending time on the golf course, traveling, standardbred racing, fishing, gardening, and of course playing crib.
Dick’s memory will be cherished by his family: Patricia Bartel, who was his loving wife for 64 years; his children Darren Bartel (Karen), Stephanie Bartel (Brent), and Theresa Bartel Corazzin (Carlo); his grandchildren Mitchell Bartel (Alexis), CJ Corazzin, and Nic Corazzin; his great-grandson Liam; and also many nieces and nephews. He will also be lovingly remembered by his surviving siblings; brothers Henry “Hank”, Frank, and Abe; and sisters Catherine (Frank) Pankratz, and Anne Forde. He goes to join those who have gone before him; brothers Jake, Peter, and John; sisters Mary and Margaret; along with his parents Jacob and Maria.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Ruth Bazzana and all who cared for him at the Village at Mill Creek.
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, at The Harvest Golf Club, 2725 K. L. O. Road, Kelowna, BC.
In lieu of flowers, you may consider a donation to the Alzheimers Society of Canada.
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The service for BARTEL, Richard “Dick” is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.