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January 27, 1931 — April 10, 2023

At the age of 92, Ethel Kothlow passed away, while surrounded by family, on April 10, 2023, in Kelowna, BC. She now joins her husband, Alfred Kothlow, who passed away on December 25, 2001.

Ethel was devoted to her family, she will be dearly missed by her children, William (Edite), Alan (Shelley), Greg (Cheryl), Gordon (Maria), and Kevin (Melaney); her 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; as well as by many extended family members & friends.

Born January 27, 1931, in the village of Roblin, Manitoba, Ethel was raised in North Vancouver, BC, where she spent most of her life, before moving to Kelowna, BC. Ethel strongly believed in giving back to her community. She belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles for over 60 years, and she is in their hall of fame. The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness, and hope. Ethel worked diligently supporting both the Heart & Stroke Foundation and the BC Cancer Society.

Fiercely independent, Ethel will be remembered for her love of life. Our world is a sadder place without her, and her memory will live forever in our hearts.

The family would like to send a special thank-you to her son Al and to her daughter-in-law Shelley for providing Mom with such loving care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fraternal Order of Eagles – Penticton, BC (bcfoe.com), 1197 Main St, Penticton, BC V2A 5E6. If you would like to make a donation by etransfer, send the transfer to Ladiesaux4281@shaw.ca password 4281.

A Funeral Service will be held to honour Ethel on TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2023, at 10:00 AM, at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Following, a graveside interment will take place at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC. 

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TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2023, at 10:00 AM


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Service Details

The service for KOTHLOW, Ethel is scheduled for TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Al & Sandy Fruin says:

    Sending heartfelt condolences to William, Edie, Brad, Kat and your family. May your many happy memories give you some comfort,
    Love from Al & Sandy Fruin

  • Denise Seymour says:

    Forever In Our Heart 💕
    Forever Never Apart ❤️ Blessings , 🙏

  • Larry and Laura Pinheiro says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the Kothlow family – we will always remember Ethel and hold her in our hearts forever . May she be with Al and all her ancestors at peace

  • Fern Conelley says:

    My condolences to all the Kothlow family. May the many memories you all have live in your hearts forever.

  • Fred and Nancy Allen says:

    Gone from this earth yet she will never be forgotten. Sincere sympathies to all of you. We remember Ethel and Al so fondly many many years ago at all soccer games in the early 80’s and roadtrips for the BC summer games in Cranbrooke. Many fond memories Tight hugs to you all Fred and Nancy Allen

  • Brenda Graham says:

    My heartfelt condolences to you Al, Shelley, Shari and Serenity. I know how important family is to you and what a loss this is. I hope you find comfort in happy memories ❤️

  • Janet & Dave Dolter says:

    To all of the Kothlow family… Ethel will be missed by many. She was a lovely lady. Cherish the memories! Thinking of you all at this sad time. Love Janet & Dave ❤️

  • Chris & Ana Hansen says:

    To Kevin and Cory and family,
    Our condolences and thoughts are with you as you celebrate your mom/grandma.

  • Rachel and David Lord says:

    Our condolences to the Kothlow family. Ethel was a guiding voice who also had a quick smile to make us all feel welcome. She will live on in our hearts with the many memories we have.

  • Jeannie Hounslow says:

    Comfort to the families of this beautiful, respected, wonderful lady whose gentle presence touched many through the years.

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