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GRAPENTIN, Gordon Barry

Gordon Barry Grapentin went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 10, 2020 at the age of 60, after a very courageous battle with cancer. Barry is survived by his loving wife Holly; mother Lilly; brother David (Carolyn) Grapentin, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters and brothers in-law: Dave, Leslie, Sid, Tammy and Vicki; eight very special nieces: Jani, Sharina, Michelle, Jennifer, Taylor, Jordyn, Jessy, Marcie and their families.

Barry was born and raised in Kelowna. He lived a short time in Vancouver, while he studied at BCIT, then returned to Kelowna the city he loved, to live his life and be close to his mother. He enjoyed sharing his knowledge of Kelowna and all the interesting little facts he knew. Barry loved watching the real estate market, going on short or long road trips, watching movies, but he especially loved tinkering around the house and in his garage and spending time with his beloved dog Mitsy. He was a great listener and conversationalist with an awesome sense of humor. Barry had a strong faith in God and a dear love for his family. He was a kind, caring, unselfish and compassionate gentleman. Barry was extraordinarily conscious of being a devoted, attentive and loving husband, affirming that by doing something special for his wife every single day.

Barry was predeceased by his father Helmut, sister Margaret and he suffered the tragic loss of his brother Donald at a very young age. Barry will be sadly missed, but never forgotten by his family and many friends. He was very loved and our hearts are broken.

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