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June 24, 1920 — July 28, 2016

Passed away on July 28, 2016 at the age of 96. Survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Edna; son Gary and daughter-in-law Ginny; grandchildren: Craig (Satomi), Jeff (Shaunna), Sara (Vinay); great grandchildren: Justin and Brandon. Predeceased by his brother Martin.  George was born in Melville, Saskatchewan June 24, 1920.  After serving in World War II in the Netherlands and Italy, he married Mom in 1946 and moved to BC where he had a 38 year career with the Dueck car dealership in Vancouver.  Upon retirement, they moved to Kelowna where golf, travelling, volunteering, gardening and enjoying the company of friends enriched their retirement years.  His life was guided by his favourite expression: “It doesn’t cost anything to be nice to people.” George will be deeply missed by family and friends and a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 6th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation www.heartandstroke.bc.ca.   If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for KONECHNY, George is scheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna BC

Phone: 250 860 7077

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  • Al & Donna Horning says:

    Edna and Family
    It was with sadness that we read of the passing of George. We had a good visit with him on July 1 Canada Day celebrations. He will be remembered always.
    Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

  • George Konechny says:

    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. George was an Awesome person. Always on the go, a smile on his Face and a Man who Loved his Family! Take care to you All. The Collison’s

  • The Collison's says:

    George was an Awesome Person who always had a smile on his face and was on the go. He had a Great Love for his Wife and Faimily. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all!

  • Becky Vien says:

    George is one of those people you never forget! He was one of the first gardeners at the Community Garden on Cawston downtown and continued gardening at Barlee Garden. He was always there with a smile to help with repairs or build the next garden. He truly lived by that quote – he was nice to everyone! I, personally and so many of the gardeners and volunteers with COCG are truly sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  • dennis hubbard says:

    sorry to see you go, you were kind man when you came in for haircuts. you made me laugh. i’ll see you in heaven, so dont get it cut up there til i get there. later george.

  • Susan Morabito says:

    Jean McPhail and children David, Douglas & Susan send their condolences to Edna & family. George was a wonderful friend & the perfect gentleman. We have many good memories of times spent together.

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