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KUCHTA, Elizabeth (Vanderheyden)

It is with great sadness that the family of Liz announces her passing on May 9, 2014 at the age of 56 years in Kelowna. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Gary; her children Chelsea, Garret and Jennifer; her step children Shawn and Tia; her grandchildren Kaelynn, Ethan, Jachin, Aaron, Aiden, Kyron, London, Sierrah, Anikah, and Gracie; her parents Henrica and Gerard; and her siblings Eddie, Johnny, Robbie, Paul, Bernadette, Anne-Marie and Dorothy. A Memorial Service will be held at Springfield Funeral Home on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kelowna Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6. 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.”

NOTE:  This service will start on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 am PST

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for KUCHTA, Elizabeth (Vanderheyden) is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Bob & Irene Balehowsky says:

    May God give you strength and peace to handle your mothers passing. Praying for you all.

  • Kimberlee says:

    Knowing you was for a short time, but I could tell you were a beautiful soul!
    I will miss your bright smile and big hugs…
    May you Rest In Peace in the arms of our Saviour…
    Mizpah Liz ♡

    Sorry for your loss Chelsea (Richard) and Family. Prayers for God to give you the strength you need to get through this sad time. Take care!

    Kim (Korner2Korner)

  • John and Teresa van Zutphen says:

    Our sincere sympathy to the Kuchta and
    Vanderheyden families. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, John and Teresa van Zutphen
    Port Hood, Nova Scotia

  • Katie Byrne says:

    Dear Chelsea, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and your friend. I pray that you will find strength in your heart to carry you forward and that the beautiful memories of your mom will bring you comfort. Love from Katie Byrne

  • mike says:

    my deepest sympathies to Liz’s family and hoping that you find the strength to cope with the loss of such a beautiful person.

  • Fritz and Kathy Hein says:

    We are so sorry to learn that your dear wife has passed away. We never met her but were told she was a lovely person and that you were very happy together. Our hearts feel so sad for you. We love you Gary. Kathy and Fritz

  • marie fontaine says:

    Chelsea,Garret,Jen and Gary..I am blessed to have had so many years with your mom, and all of you growing up, and to meet Gary. May you all find peace and strength together to get through such a sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families. Marie

  • Heidi Miller says:

    I am very sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother and grandmother. Liz was an amazing woman and I will miss her. I worked with Liz years ago and had the great fortune to run into her a few years ago. She looked sooo happy so I asked her about it. Gary, her face lit up and she told me the story about bumping into you at the grocery store and how you were the love of her life and how incredibly happy she was as she was just beaming.

    I think about that conversation a lot…..and it gives me great comfort that the last years of Liz’s life were her happiest!

    Heidi Miller

  • Pat Barr says:

    Garret, I was saddened to hear of your mom’s passing, and wish I could have been at her service today. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your sisters and Gary at this time.

  • Loni Barr says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Liz’s passing. I send love to all of you in this hard time. I know she’ll be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to Garret, Jen, Chelsea and Gary.

  • Reagan Krivsky says:

    “Miss Lizzie” was the most amazing and inspirational woman that I have ever known. We are truly very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom, Wife, Grandmother, Daughter and Friend.
    Louis and Reagan Krivsky

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