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KRUPKA, Victor

February 9, 1939 — December 20, 2013

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Vic Krupka. 


Victor leaves to mourn his wife of 50 years Eugenia, sons Kirby (Sharla) and Cameron (Treena), grandson Bryan, and granddaughters Karly, Sydney and Samantha, his Brother Len (Rose), and Sisters Mary (Gord), Kay (Ralph), Helen (Don), Nancy, Sister-in-law Anne as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


Vic was predeceased by his mother and father Rose and Frank Krupka, as well as his brother Mike and brother-in-law Al.


Victor Krupka was born February 9, 1939; the sixth of seven children to Frank and Rose Krupka.   The family owned homestead farm land starting in the area of Bellis, Alberta. He later moved the farm to Warspite.


In 1962 Vic married Eugenia Kuziemsky.  They were well suited for each other.  Nice and short.  During their first year together they took a trip to Europe where they camped their way across eleven European countries and came back with memories to last a lifetime. On their honeymoon to the US they bought starter golf sets and began a lifelong pursuit of the game of golf.  Vic attained considerable skills and consistently played to a 7 handicap. 


Victor enrolled at the University of Alberta and received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1960, followed by a Bachelor of Education degree in 1967.


In 1973, Vic graduated from the University of Oregon with an MBA degree.  He accomplished this by moving the family to Oregon for 15 months, including 2 summer sessions.


Once back at the Grande Prairie College, he continued his education and received his RIA (CMA), which is a public accounting designation.  All of this he accomplished with a full time job, and a family  …   and sports!


In 1974 Vic obtained a job with the Grande Prairie Regional College as instructor.  By 1978 he was promoted to head of the Department of Finance.


In 1982 he left the college and opened up a public accounting office, which he operated with his wife, Genie, until 2004.


Vic started his retirement plan in approximately 2000. By 2004 Vic sold his practice to his son Kirby who continues to operate the firm and all the challenges that it provides.


Vic and Genie also curled throughout their adult life, and like everything they put lots of work into it and found success at many levels.  It became an ideal companion sport to golf because as one season was ending, the other was just about to begin.  Vic and Genie met many very good friends competing and socializing at the curling rinks.  Vic was able to compete in the Alberta Provincial championships on four separate occasions, twice as a skip.


In 2001, Vic and Genie bought a winter home in Mesa, Arizona where they spent up to 6 months each year playing golf under the winter sun.  They both thoroughly enjoyed their time in the US and have met many friends with whom they are very close. 


In all Vic’s accomplishments in life one thing was consistent – hard work. 

Work hard and play hard he would always say.  He lived his life by it. 


A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 28th at 10:30 am at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 4M7.  A Celebration of Life will be held in Grande Prairie Alberta on January 4th from 2:00-6:00 pm at the Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club.


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Saturday, December 28th at 10:30 am

St. Charles Garnier Parish

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The service for KRUPKA, Victor is scheduled for Saturday, December 28th at 10:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Charles Garnier Parish

3645 Benvoulin Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Terry n Pat Mowbrey says:

    I was with Vic at U of A , Commerce, both graduating in 1960. Vic, May you rest in peace
    Terry n Pat Mowbrey

  • Della Stanger says:

    Will miss you Uncle Vic, I’ll think of all those golf tips……..
    Aunty Genie, thinking of you more than you know. Love you and hope to see you soon

  • Nancy Little says:

    Thanks for all your support and I will miss you dearly. Too bad this was cut shorter than we had planned
    Much love, Nancy

  • Jim Uhl says:

    I had the pleasure of Vic’s company on many occasions over the past 25 years. Condolences to all his family and friends.

  • Arnold Stanger says:

    Genie and family:- so sorry for your loss. I will remember Vic for great times because he was always fun to be with and enjoyed life to its fullest. Take care and hope to see you soon. Arn.

  • Ella and Ted Palamarek says:

    Thinking of you in your loss and wishing you comfort in the difficult days ahead.

  • Ed Krupka says:

    Sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you at this time.

  • ben and judy kozak says:

    Genie and family,we were sad to hear about the passing of vic.you. have our deepest sympathy.

  • Daryl & Donna Mickey says:

    Deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. Vic was a true professional and a gentleman at all times.

  • Sharon and Richard Annis says:

    Dear Genie and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss,sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.I hope you can get back down to Mesa,Blessings ,Sharon and Richard.

  • Roger Vangen says:

    My condolences. Vic was a great guy. I had the pleasure of getting to know him on the golf course in Mesa, Arizona. He will be missed.

  • Randy Krupka says:

    Auntie Genie,Kirby,Cameron and family Thinking of you all. So sorry to hear of Uncle Vics passing. A life full of wonderfull memories of Uncle Vic. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We all will miss you Uncle Vic.

  • Mark & Ina Harnden says:

    Auntie Genie, Kirby, Cameron and Family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Uncle Vic very much. We have so many wonderful memories.

  • Margaret Abbott-Brown says:

    Hoping wonderful memories will be of some comfort to you all.
    So sorry for your loss.

  • Bill and Karen Sadoway says:

    It is with deep sadness that we share with you our memories of Vic at this time. Those early Hythe days will be always remembered. Our thoughts are with you, Genie.

  • Shannon Smith says:

    Genie & Family
    So sorry to hear of Vic’s passing. I so enjoyed working with you all at Swan City Business Consultants. Learned so much from Vic and pursued a career in bookkeeping because of all the experience he passed on. Thought & prayers to all of you during this time of sadness.

  • Allen, Sheldon & Carey Konasewich says:

    Dear Eugenia & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear the news about Victor. Our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be thinking of you and the rest of the family.

  • Allen, Sheldon & Carey Konasewich says:

    Dear Eugenia & Family,
    We are so sorry to hear the news about your mother. My condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be thinking of you and the rest of the family.

  • Joan Arthurs says:

    Dear Genie, So sorry to hear of Vic’s passing. I was away at the time. Will be home until Jan. 13 If there is anything I can do let me know.I do know that talking helps.
    Joan Arthurs.

  • Jodi & Jason Henry says:

    Hi Genie – So sorry to hear of Vic’s passing. You were both great neighbors in Grande Prairie and we still miss you! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Jan Shields says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Vic’s passing. He was such a kind and thoughtful man and I only wish I had known him better. You are in my heart, Genie. I’m so sorry I didn’t know about the memorial here but I’m sure his long time Grande Prairie friends gave him a good send off. I hope to see you soon, perhaps in Mesa? Jan

  • Laurie Evans says:

    Dear Genie and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Vic was a great guy,and I am so glad that I had the chance to meet and get to know him. May he rest in peace.
    Love to you and yours.

  • Bonnie Blankert says:

    Genie and family, Rob and I were saddened to hear of Vic’s passing. Kay kept us informed over the past while and we’ve been thinking of you all for a long time. I sure felt welcome and supported by you two when Dad joined your family and I thank you. Should you be in Calgary, I would love to see you. Take care. Bonnie

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