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December 19, 1937 — April 28, 2023

Hans “John” Werner Falkowski passed away on April 28, 2023, at the age of 85.

John was born in a small town outside of Berlin, Germany in 1937.  He immigrated with his parents and sister to Yorkton, SK at the age of 13.  After graduating from Yorkton High School, he took a job with the Royal Bank of Canada. When he was transferred to Kelowna, they decided that is where they wanted to live, so he left the bank and became self-employed.  His career changed a few times over the years – Owner of Comet Delivery Service, two Mobile-Home Parks, but orcharding was his favourite.

John had a good sense of humour and enjoyed a good joke with family and friends. Family, sports, and cars were his passions. He was an avid fan of the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Yankees, he never missed a game.  He always looked forward to the springtime, so that he could start cycling and golfing, as well as getting his favourite sports cars on the road again.

John and Wendy were married 57 years, they have two children, Jonathan (Natasha) Falkowski and Susan (Daniel) Doucette; and three granddaughters, Madison, Sloan, & Juliet Doucette (who each had him wrapped around their little fingers).  John will also be missed by his nieces, Barbara (Larry) Peat and Darlene Batke.  He was predeceased by his parents and his five sisters.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the KGH Foundation directed to the Kiwanis Legacy Endowment Fund (for Children’s Health).

A Celebration of Life will be held on SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, at the HARVEST GOLF CLUB, 2725 KLO Rd, Kelowna, BC.

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SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM


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KGH Foundation directed to the Kiwanis Legacy Endowment Fund (for Children's Health) Link: kghfoundation.com


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Service Details

The service for FALKOWSKI, John is scheduled for SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2725 KLO Rd Kelowna, BC


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  • Donna Rubadeau says:

    My thoughts are with you, Wendy, with sincere condolences for you and your family as you grieve the loss of John.

  • Sandra Röttges-Paslack says:

    Dear Wendy, Jonathan and Susan. We have heard of your sad loss and would like to send you our most sincere condolences from Germany. I myself think back very fondly to the wonderful time that I was able to spend with you all and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to get to know John and the whole family. May the soul of your loved one rest in peace and be welcomed into the circle of loved ones who have already gone before. Sandra, Claus and Nell (Krefeld).

  • Kelly Culver says:

    Wendy, Jonathan, Susan – I am very sad to hear this news as I have so many memories of your Dad over the years. I am sending you all my deepest condolences and big hugs in this difficult time.

  • B. Jane Bissell says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your husband John. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

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