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Kirtz, Fernand

Went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the age of 82.  Predeceased by his loving wife Christine of 53 years.  Survived by two daughters Gabrielle (Dave) Ferguson of Alvinston, ON, Carmel (Philip) Phibbs of Ireland, three sons John (Anne) Kirtz of Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Raymond (Glynis) Kirtz of Elora, ON, Michael (Karen) Kirtz of Georgetown, ON, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  Fern was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, who loved gardening, bowling, dogs, photography, debating politics and defending the rights of those less fortunate.  He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.  Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road.  Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 10:30 am at St. Charles Church, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to one of three charities: BC SPCA Kelowna Branch, 3785 Casorso Road Kelowna, B.C. (250) 861-7722, or to the family towards a memory tree in Kelowna or to the Centre for Native Child and Family Well-being, 30 College Street, Toronto ON M5G 1K2 416-969-8510.

Prayer Service
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm, Springfield Funeral Home

Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 10:30 am

St. Charles Garnier Church,

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BC SPCA Kelowna Branch, 3785 Casorso Road Kelowna, B.C. (250) 861-7722, City of Kelowna Parks Services Branch attn. Lorna Rowland, 1359 KLO Road, Kelowna, B.C. V1W 3N8, 250-469-8838, The Centre for Native Child and Family Well-being, 30 College Street, Toronto ON M5G 1K2 416-969-8510


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The prayer service for Kirtz, Fernand is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:00 pm, Springfield Funeral Home at located at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

The service for Kirtz, Fernand is scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 10:30 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

St. Charles Garnier Church,

3645 Benvoulin Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Steve & Mary Lynn Redmond says:

    Dear Gabe (and family); Mary Lynn and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to a man who we have never met, but respect greatly because of the daughter that we know very well. Your Dad’s eyes and smile in the obituary photo depict the wisdom & sense of humour that we see in you. May God Bless him in heaven with peace and may those left behind smile and remember the laughter and wisdom! Steve & Mary Lynn.

  • Karen york says:

    I met your parents when they moved to kelowna. I really enjoyed them. Your fathers garden was beautiful and he shared vegetables with us. I babysat the dog. Your mother enjoyed her crafts and we loved to bargain hunt together. We had the most memorable trip to Reno and laughed the whole time. The love for their children was insurmountable…they always talked about you all”…feel as if I know you all even. though we ever met. I shall miss them and If you would likeapicture of them taken while we were eating one of your mom’s cakes, please forward your email.
    Your mom and dad would do anything to help

  • Dale and Marlene Murray says:

    Just a note to say that we are thinking of all of you at this time.

  • Hugh Fraser says:

    Gabe: On behalf of your friends and colleagues of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Agricultural Engineers and Environmental Specialists, I’d like to offer our condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. We’re thinking of you back here in Ontario.

  • Doug Jones says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Fern’s passing. I met both Fern and Chris on several occasions on ski trips out west with Ray and Glynis. They were always extremely generous hosts. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Doug, Kimberly, Katherine and Declan Jones

  • Kirtz Laurent says:

    Chére Gabrielle et Famille
    Nous sommes trés trés tristes parce’que Fern nous a quittés.
    On était trés contents que vous étiez venu encore une fois au Luxembourg et moi j’étais trés fier que vous étiez venu chez moi a la Maison.
    La on a passé des trés beaux Moments ensembles.
    Fern était une trés bonne Personne et on était toujours fiers d’avoir un Oncle au Canada.
    J’aimais bien l’Humour de Fern et sa façon de vivre.
    On exprime a toute la Famille nos sincéres condoléances et on fera une Priére pour Fern qui restera toujours dans nos Coeurs.

    Laurent,Larisa,Luka& Alexander Kirtz
    Jos & Suzette Kirtz
    Christian & Lex Kirtz
    et toute la Famille du Luxembourg

  • Sheri says:

    I work at Mission Creek Park and got to know Fern through his regular visits. I hadn’t seen him for a while and didn’t hear about his passing until recently. His visits were always welcome and we had some interesting conversations about his hobbies, family and life adventures. He obviously loved his family greatly as he talked about you all very often. His passion for gardening led him to sneak seeds into our garden, although we all knew he was doing it. I’m sure he will be greatly missed.

  • dennis says:

    take sir, we will miss you at the barber shop

  • Corey McDaniel says:

    Carmel, I`m so sorry. My thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. Sincerely, Corey McDaniel, now living in Acton, ON

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