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KONRATH, Richard Joseph

May 12, 1931 — July 27, 2013

Richard (Dick) passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.


Richard was predeceased by his devoted wife Muriel in 2010. Survived by Cathy (Rene) Cote, Judi (Blake) Sharp, Dale (Wendy) Konrath, grandchildren Alison (Jamie), Colin (Breanne), Elizabeth, Kenneth, Leland, Kinley and great grandchildren Sara, Carsen and Cara.  Also survived by his siblings: Frank (Mary-Lou) Konrath, Annie Janusonis, Eileen (Derek) Noske and Mitzi Groller and Paula Safranek.


Richard was born in Penny, B.C and spent the next 45 years in Prince George where he married Muriel and raised 3 children.


Richard worked for W.H Malkin Ltd. until 1976, then moved to Kelowna and spent the remainder of his career with Kelly Douglas and Company Ltd., buying and selling groceries and produce. He loved the Okanagan Valley where he enjoyed golfing, skiing and poker with his friends. He loved showing off the Valley, picking fruit, swimming in the lake and entertaining his family. Dick’s zest for travel took them all over the world and of course to Langley and back to Prince George to visit his family.


He rarely displayed his emotions, although he was kind, unselfish and installed wisdom and family values…which will be his true legacy.


Many thanks are given to the Kelowna Cancer clinic, Kelowna General Hospital and the Central Okanagan Hospice for helping ease his passage.


A celebration of Dick’s life will be held by his family, for his friends at the Glenmeadows Community Clubhouse in Kelowna this Thursday (August 1st) between 2 and 4 p.m.


A graveside service will be held at the Prince George cemetery, Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 11 am.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  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.”

Thursday (August 1st) between 2 and 4 p.m.

Glenmeadows Community Clubhouse

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Service Details

The service for KONRATH, Richard Joseph is scheduled for Thursday (August 1st) between 2 and 4 p.m. . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Glenmeadows Community Clubhouse

615 Glenmeadows Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Chuck and BettyAnn Kuhn says:

    Our condolences and sincere sympathy to the families of Dick and Muriel Konrath. May Dick and Muriel now rest in peace.

  • Richard and Pamela says:

    So sorry to here about your father. He has been an amazing friend and neighbour to my mom Luella. We will truly miss his kind spirit and sweet smile.

  • Peter and Sharon Bishop says:

    Our life walks crossed throughout the years and we enjoyed every encounter with Richard and Muriel. The best adjective we could find to describe Richard is “gentleman”. We treasure pleasant memories of our visit to their camp in Yuma. The Konrath family gatherings on the Westcoast will not be the same without his presence. Blessed are we to have spent time in his company. With fond memories from Pete and Sharon

  • Donalee Vidal says:

    Uncle Dick will be greatly missed by a lot of people including myself and my husband, Robert. His strong spirit and courage is an inspiration to us all.

  • Karen & Red McKenzie says:

    We were so sorry to read of the passing of your father. He is at peace at last.
    Red and Karen

  • Gail & Michael Worth says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Pat and Norm Kuhn says:

    We shared many great memories with Dick and Mem and have admired Dick as he dealt with his health problems. We extend our love to all his family.

  • Bryan St George says:

    My sincere condolences to Dick’s family and close friends. Dick and I
    were close at First Baptist services
    and I will miss is him. But I know he is more comfortable now and am happy about that.
    Wishing you all God’s rich Blessing

  • Tracy Larson & Edward Greenop says:

    Dale, Wendy, Leland and Kinley. We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing; please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.


  • Bruce Mockford/Susie Konrath says:

    Richard set an example on how to live life; he was an inspiration!His strength of character and his optimism when things were difficult was something that both of us our going to miss as well as his quit wit and humour. Rest in peace, Uncle Richard, we love you.
    Susie and Bruce

  • Frank & Mary-Lou Konrath says:

    Richard was a good brother and best friend. May his soul rest in peace. Brother Frank
    Richard attend all our family special occasions and he will be sorely missed

  • Frank & Mary-Lou Konrath says:

    Richard was a good brother and best friend. May his soul rest in Peace
    Brother Frank

  • Vivian & Brad Martin says:

    Judi, Cathy, Dale and your families.. our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Dick was an inspiration to all, and he’ll be greatly missed.

  • Roswitha Eckert says:

    We were very sad to hear that uncle Richard passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sorry that we could met him so late. We enjoyed the time we could stay with him. He was a great man. We will have a mass for him in Austria.May his soul rest in peace.

    Roswitha and family
    Sister Maria and Paula

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