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KRATOFIL, Lena Louise

Our Mother, Louise Kratofil died peacefully December 3, 2014 in Kelowna, British Columbia. She was 84.

Mom was born June 30, 1930 in Newark, Arkansas to her parents, Joe and Grace Rayburn. She graduated from Biola University, La Mirada, California with a B. of Arts degree. She fell in love and married Paul Kratofil, in 1953. She and Paul served the Lord in India as missionaries for five years followed by pastoring churches in Saskatchewan and Manitoba for a number of years. She was dedicated to her family throughout her life and had a strong faith in God.

Louise is survived by her daughters, Debbie, Diane (Chris), Donna, Darlene (Dan) and one special grandchild, Shelby. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Paul; her son, Douglas; and her brother, Robert.

Mom was buried in a private ceremony on December 6, 2014. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Village Missions: 1715 Davies Rd. Sorrento, BC V0E 2W1.

We would like to thank Dr. A. Van Heerden and staff for the care and support for Mom.

The family would also like to thank the Care Staff of Spring Valley Care Center for their special care of Mom over the past year. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.



A Burial private ceremony on December 6, 2014

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Village Missions: 1715 Davies Rd. Sorrento, BC V0E 2W1


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The service for KRATOFIL, Lena Louise is scheduled for A Burial private ceremony on December 6, 2014. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Sandy Walls says:

    Debbie and family – our condolences on the passing of your Mom.

  • Lorraine Roth says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Janie Laroche says:

    Dear Debbie,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you…

    Janie Laroche

  • Shannon Savard says:

    Dear Deb and family
    Sending hugs and prayers to you all in the passing of your beloved mom.
    Sincerely Shannon Savard

  • Vera Ito says:

    Dear Debbie and family

    Just caught this today and so sorry to hear that your mom has passed. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I’ve been thinking about you and Cherry lately and that we should try and get together in Jan, sometime.
    Know that I am thinking of you,

    Love Vera

  • Leonard Kozak says:

    Dear Darlene and family;

    I just heard of your mother’s passing and am so sorry for your loss. I appreciated her kindness and acceptance of me during and after our time together. She was a great lady and I’m sure greatly missed by you and your sisters. Even though it was over three years ago I pray that God comforts and heals you as I know these events in our lives are never forgotten and come up before us to haunt us through the years. May you find peace and rest in God’s love, especially at this season. My prayers are with you.

    Leonard Kozak

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