We Remember


March 12, 1952 — December 21, 2021

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1952, Bela Krasznai went home to be with the Lord on December 21, 2021, in Kelowna, BC at age 69.

While still living in Hungary, Bela met Irene at church and married her on November 30, 1974.  They immigrated to Canada in 1981 and lived in Ontario to begin with. Later in the 1980s, they moved to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and stayed. For Bela, music was a constant theme and joy in his life, so too was his faith and his commitment to his church. Church was a place where he could express his faith and share his music, to the community and through ministry. He was a man of commitment, to his wife, to his son, as well as to their church family.

Bela has gone on ahead and leaves his loved ones behind to join him later: his beloved wife of 47 years, Irene; his son Roland; and his sister Eva Dobner & her family, in Hungary.

To honour Bela’s life, a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Unvaccinated friends and family are welcome to attend, masks will be mandatory. 

If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


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Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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