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LARSON, Valere (Val)

April 22, 1943 — September 20, 2018

Valere (Val) Larson was born April 22, 1943 in Olds, AB.   He passed away September 20, 2018 at the age of 75 years. He is survived by his loving wife Marilynne, daughter Wendy Sanderson of Kelowna, BC, step daughters, Teri Bourne (Dan Madigan) of Calgary, AB, Jodi Bourne of Athabasca, AB and Cindi Sawchuk (Denny) of Athabasca, AB, grandchildren Karli, Kurtis and Konar Sanderson, step grandchildren T.J. and Ali Sawchuk and great grandchildren Leo Faber and Dominic Sanderson.  Sadly, he was predeceased by his first wife Chris, son Mike, brother Larry and parents Vic and Kay.

Val was known for his love of golf and woodworking.  He was a member of the Sunset Ranch Golf Course where he was especially proud of his “Hole in One” accomplishment. Val was also known for the many puzzles he sold at the Kelowna Farmer’s Market as well as surrounding areas and even markets in Arizona.

A Celebration of Val’s Life will be held on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of their choice. 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.”

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to a charity of their choice.


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The service for LARSON, Valere (Val) is scheduled for Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm . 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 Rd. Kelowna


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  • Bernice Sebastian says:

    Dearest Marilynn I just received word that Val has passed away. I was thinking of you all week, and left a message on your p hone today, telling you I am gone for this coming week and will be in touch with you when I return from North Dakota. I am sorry to hear of your loss but I know God only takes the Best, so we have to handle life without them when that happens. Big hugs and I am sorry I won’t be here for your celebration of his life, as I am gone on Sunday and back the following Sunday.

  • Wendy Sanderson says:

    Family Vacation to Disneyworld 2005.

  • Harley and Sharon Sanders says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Marilynne and family. Val was a gentle man and brought lots of happiness to all that knew him. Our thoughts are with you as you grieve but to celebrate all the good times with Val too. We have lots of fond memories from Mesa.

  • Liz Caruso says:

    Marilynne….Joe and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Val. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Diana & Lou Simonelli says:

    Sorry to hear of Val’s passing. I worked with him for many years.Our thoughts are with you and the family….

  • Don mitchell says:

    Sorry to hear of Val passing..a great woodworker and crafter..he will be missed by all who new him!

  • Ian and Gail Mackenzie says:

    Dear Marilynn
    Gail and I were so sad to learn of Val’s passing . He was such a very fine gentleman and a wonderful craftsman .
    We will always remember our 800. Street “ Mayor “ fondly. We hope to see you back at VP this fall .
    Love Ian and Gail

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