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May 9, 1926 — February 9, 2012

Bill passed away peacefully on Feb. 9, 2012 at Hospice House in Kelowna at the age of 85 years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen, his children Bill (Marina), Alan, Janet Dillon (Terry), and his cherished grandchildren: Christopher, Jessica, Vanessa, Charlotte, Ainsley, Braelyn, and Caigan.  A resident of Kelowna since 1953 and a Chartered Accountant for over 50 years, Bill contributed generously to his community.  He was a member of numerous volunteer groups, serving in many roles including president of the Gyro Club of Kelowna, the Kelowna Jaycees, and the local Chamber of Commerce.  He also spent many volunteer hours assisting with the organization of Kelowna’s minor sports teams and tournaments.  He loved to golf and was a member of the Kelowna Golf & Country Club since 1961.  Bill’s sense of humour and unfailing good nature will be missed and long remembered by his family and many friends.  A memorial service will be held at St. Michael’s Anglican Cathedral, 608 Sutherland Ave in Kelowna at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6 or the Canadian Cancer Society (Kelowna Branch), 202-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3H5.

2:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012

St. Michael’s Anglican Cathedral

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Central Okanagan Hospice Association - Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6 or the Canadian Cancer Society (Kelowna Branch), 202-1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3H5.


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Service Details

The service for KNUTSON, WILLIAM (BILL) GEORGE is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Michael’s Anglican Cathedral

608 Sutherland Ave Kelowna, BC


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  • Jacqueline Kitsul says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. The Kitsuls. xoxo

  • Gerri Cottle says:

    Helen and family, I was so saddened to read of Bill’s passing. You have my heartfelt sympathies.

  • Anne-Marie Holmwood says:

    We were so saddened to hear about Bill, and know what a loss this is for your family. We were so fortunate to spend many happy times with Bill, and will miss him very much.
    I know Willa cherishes the many special memories she has of Papa Turkey.
    Take care at this challenging time and know your family is in our thoughts.
    Much love,
    Anne-Marie, Mike, and Willa

  • Joanne Latham says:

    Helen and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill.Our love and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Joanne, Andrew, Hope and Oliver Latham.(old neighbours)

  • Betty Cleland says:

    Janet & Terry,

    Sorry to hear of the loss of Janet’s Dad. May memories of him bring you some comfort during this time.

    Betty Cleland

  • Liana Pasutto says:

    Janet,Terry,Ainsley,Braelyn and Caigan,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad Janet. My heart goes out to all of you.I know he was a big part of all your lives, from that I hope you can find comfort through this very sad time.

  • patsy viita says:

    sorry to hear about your dad janet we are out of the country but our thoughts are with you and your family
    love the viitas and caddens

  • Rosemary & Dick Stewart says:

    We’ll miss Bill. Our Wednesday golf and Gin rummy were a big part of our weekly activities. Bill was a great partner with a dry sense of humor and great ability. Our sincere sympathy Helen and family from California

  • The Inaba Family says:

    Ah Helen and family, just saw Bill’s obit on Castanet while we are out of town. Our sincerest sympathy on the passing of a great husband, father and grampa! Our thought are with you as you celebrate the life of a “good man”.

  • Ray Moore says:

    Dear Mrs Knutson
    I am saddened to read of the passing of Mr. Knutson. Bill was a large part of the survival of quality baseball in Kelowna. It was an honor to have known him. All my best wishes.
    Ray Moore

  • Sonja Herchak says:

    Helen, Janet and Family – Was saddened to see Bill’s name on Castanet. Our thoughts are with you and we extend our deepest sympathies for your loss. Sonja, Dennis & Nikki Herchak, and Dick, Evelyn, and Verna Baak

  • Brian & Pat Moir says:

    Condolence’s Helen to you and the family,so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing

    { We Remember nice memories of you both from Gyro Club}
    Thinking of you all during this difficult time
    Brian and Pat Moir


  • Keith and Loretta Stutters says:

    Dear Helen,
    We are in Mexico and I spent time on Castanet catching up on Kelowna news and I was so sad to read of your husband’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time and we will always be thankful to you Helen for your years of tutoring for our daughter Shawna. She has returned to OKC for her Business Degree, it must be the wonderful foundation you gave her!
    I trust that your family will rally around you at this difficult time, do take care and our deepest sympathy to you.
    Our regards, Keith and Loretta Stutters.

  • Michelle and Alyssa Nuttal says:

    Although I never met Bill, I did get to leave messages with him several times. So sorry for your loss.

  • Jack and Laurie Oliver says:

    We were sad to hear of the loss of your father Bill. Jack remembers meeting your father as a patient and enjoyed his sense of humor and warm spirit. We are thinking of you and your family at this time. With our sympathy, Laurie and Jack

  • Floyd Lillies says:

    Helen and family: I have many fond memories from our Jaycee years … I always will remember my friend “W.G.K. Nutson’s” dry sense of humour and his common sense. He was a great mentor to me in my early 20’s … I send my deepest sympathy to you.

  • Ina Kroschinsky says:

    Hi Helen, was so sorry to read in the paper of the passing of your husband, although I didn’t know Bill and I haven’t seen you for some time – I just wanted you to know my thoughts are with you, you were always special to me and so kind during my years of teaching, I am not sure what you are up to these days but Don and I moved from Winfield after 35 years to a townhouse in the Mission area, I accidentally fell 3 weeks ago and was in the hospital until a few days ago, had to have emergency back surgery, anyhow Helen I am thinking of you as you go through this difficult time, take care, be gentle with yourself, Ina Kroschinsky

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