We Remember

HENKEL, Edwin “Ed” Willi

December 17, 1939 — November 20, 2023

It is with great sadness and a deep love that we announce the loss of Edwin “Ed” Henkel, who passed away peacefully on November 20, 2023, at the age of 83.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Evelyn; daughters Della (David) and Debbie; grandchildren Cory, Simon, and Paige; sister Margaret Werger; and his nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by his parents, Martha and William Henkel, and brother Werner Henkel.

Ed was an outgoing person who loved to help people, and was an active volunteer in his church and community. He and Evelyn raised their family in Glenmore, Kelowna, BC, where he was born and lived all of his life. There, he subdivided family land, and built a number of homes. They also ran an orchard, distributing apples throughout BC. Ed was civic minded, helping to create the Glenmore Residents Society. He served on the city planning commission, agricultural commission, and the RCMP citizens patrol. After retirement, Ed became known as “the can man”, collecting cans and bottle to support children in need.

Ed will be dearly missed by everyone whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope for the Nations: Food for Thought.

A memorial service will be held on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2023, at 1:00 PM, at Springfield Funeral Home. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2023, at 1:00 PM

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for HENKEL, Edwin “Ed” Willi is scheduled for FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2023, 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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  • Ryan Harrison says:

    I am so very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. I grew up next door to Ed and Evelyn and I would follow Ed around to see what projects he had going on. I could hear his tractor coming from a mile away and every once in a while he would let me drive it. Ed is a true inspiration of what can be accomplished with hard work and a great work ethic. Rest in peace Ed and never stop tinkering!
    -Ryan Harrison

  • Lynn Dietz says:

    Our thoughts and prayers and condolences go out to you Evelyn and family. May Gods grace, mercy, comfort and love be yours in full measure these days. Lynn and Debbie Dietz and family

  • Joyce McIver says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Aunty Evelyn, Debbie & Della, and families. Praying for God’s comforting embrace and His peace for each of you. Kent & Joyce McIver

  • Dona Young says:

    My deepest condolences to Evelyn and family. I had the good fortune to volunteer for Ed on his cans and bottles project for Hope for The Nations. His enthusiasm and drive to help children out of poverty was an inspiration to me.

  • Kathy Kennedy says:

    Our hearts go out to you Aunt Evelyn, Debbie, Della and families. We remember Uncle Ed and your family with great love and appreciation. Ralph & Kathy Kennedy

  • Eldon and Candy Dietz says:

    Our hearts sorrow with and for you Auntie Evelyn and your family. Eldon remembers when they visited as kids that Uncle Ed would take them to the stock car races. He really looked up to Uncle Ed. May you feel God’s comforting presence now and in the days to come.

  • Steve and Jill Lemke says:

    Ed was a special man. We appreciated his friendship. He will be missed.
    Evelyn, if you need anything please call us. Hugs.

  • Elaine Kuefler says:

    My deepest condolences to you Aunt Evelyn, Debbie, Della and families . My thoughts are with you in this very sad time and the days that follow. Love Elaine

  • Carol Lemke says:

    It is a difficult time to say goodbye to our loved one. I just witnessed the beautiful service from my daughter’s home in South Carolina. Praying for comfort and peace in your heart in these days.
    My love and hugs.
    See you soon.

  • Sheila Dietz says:

    May God hold you as you grieve. Uncle Ed is home now and enjoying all that Heaven has to give. I always loved our trips to see you. As a youngster, Uncle Ed seemed bigger than life. He was loving and patient with me. My memories are remembered with fondness.

  • Allen & Ang Dietz says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Aunt Evelyn and family at this time. We have fond memories of Uncle Ed through the years. He was so special to be around.

  • Taylore Einarsson says:

    Mrs. Henkel, Della, Debbie and families,
    Sending you all gentle healing love and hugs during this difficult time. May God hold each of you close during this time of grief.
    Deepest condolences, Taylore

    • Cecile and Dick Payne’s Family says:

      Sending you love and prayers Evelyn, as well as to Debbie and Della’s families at this difficult time. Uncle Ed took Troy and Angela out in the orchard to have rides on his little motorbike and we always looked for “HENKEL ROAD” with great pride . He will be greatly missed but not forgotten. Hugs.

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