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GRENKE, Arthur

February 5, 1942 — January 26, 2014

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 26, 2014 at the age of 71. Survived by his sons: Christopher, Michael, Daniel (Ashley Kral) and their mother Donna (Don Burchell) all of Kelowna, one brother Erwin (Elsie) of Edmonton, one sister Gerda (Ed) Stabel of Edmonton, sister-in-law Irene Grenke; numerous nieces and nephews and a large extended family. Sadly predeceased by his sisters Frieda Hoelter, Olga and Irma and brother Eduard Grenke. In 1969 together with his brother Eduard they co-founded Grenco Industries and worked together for 42 years. Arthur lived and worked in Edmonton and loved spending time visiting his beloved sons in Kelowna. A special thank you to the home care nurses and the Palliative care team. They made our difficult journey easier with their compassionate care. A memorial service will be held in Edmonton on February 8, 2014 at 11:00 am at Hainstock Funeral Home, 9810 – 34 Ave., Edmonton, AB with a funeral service to follow in Kelowna on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Should family or friends so desire, donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9Z9. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Arthur Grenke’s service will be streamed live at 1 PM Pacific Standard Time

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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Kelowna General Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9Z9


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The service for GRENKE, Arthur is scheduled for Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Mary says:

    Boys, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I am very proud of how you took care of him. I just talked to Johnny, just to let you know Ken & I are thinking of you. Stop by and see us some time on the lake.
    Lots of Love,
    Mary & Ken

  • Cheryl says:

    Chris, Daniel and Michael

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I know we are oceans away but Ryan and I are always here for you guys. We wish we could be with you during this difficult time.

    You all will be in our thoughts and hearts.

    All our Love,
    Ryan, Cheryl, Rhys and Logan xxoo

  • Alain Lefevre says:

    My sincere condolences for the passing of your dad. My memory of him goes back to what I called the “original Grenco” in Edmonton Southside. At this time, we were all family. My son Mathieu was born at the same time as Daniel.
    We are presently away, we won’t be able to attend the memorial in Edmonton, but be assured that our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    I remembered a picture of Grenco’ staff taken prior to the move in Red Deer,I will try to find it when I am back and send it to you
    Alain + Erika Lefevre

  • Hal & Lois Banasch says:

    Our sincere condolences in the loss of your father. When I lived in Edmonton in the 1960’s Art and I were very good friends. Lois and I will remember you in our prayers. Blessings to you all.

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