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BOTHE, Dieter Richard

November 16, 1937 — October 8, 2023

Dieter Bothe was born November 16, 1937, in Loetzen, East Prussia, and on October 8, 2023, passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at the Hospice House in Kelowna, BC.

Dieter is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth; his children Marlene and Robert (Naomi); brothers, Rudy (Bernie), Ken (Judy), and Erich (Linda), and sister Helga (Mike); as well as by his nephews, nieces, and a large extended family.  He was predeceased by his parents, Richard & Louise Bothe, and his brother, Art Bothe.

A kind and caring man, Dieter loved his family deeply, and he will be greatly missed.

The family would especially like to thank Dr. Evans and team at CGB Medical; the nursing and care team on 4B at Kelowna General Hospital; his transition nurse, Robyn, and his palliative nurse, Linsay; and the caring team at the Central Okanagan Hospice House.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Green Bay Bible Camp, Central Okanagan Hospice House, or to the charity of your choice.

Those who wish to pay their last respects are welcome to attend a Viewing, Graveside Service, and a Celebration of Life on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2023. The viewing will be held from 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM, at GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH (1150 Glenmore Dr, Kelowna, BC), followed by the Graveside Service at KELOWNA MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY (1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC).  The Celebration of Life will be held back at the church at 2:00 PM (PDT).  

If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the Celebration of Life (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

If you wish to send a condolence, post photos, or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.


12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2023, at 2:00 PM (PDT)


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Service Information

Service Details

The service for BOTHE, Dieter Richard is scheduled for SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2023, at 2:00 PM (PDT). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:


1150 Glenmore Dr, Kelowna, BC


Special Requests:

Graveside Service at KELOWNA MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY (1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC)

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  • Gord Whyte says:

    So sorry for your loss. We remember the good old days at New Life.

  • Fay Tegg (nee Bothe) says:

    I didn’t know Dieter well but always thought of him as uncle Richard’s ‘big kid’. Thanks for sharing the service. It is evident that Dieter was a much loved and cherished husband, father, grandfather and friend. You will surely miss him but you were so fortunate to have him in your life.

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