We Remember

LUKENCHUK, Dr. Joseph Peter

April 20, 1927 — June 9, 2024

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Joseph “Joe” Peter Lukenchuk at age 97 on June 9, 2024, in Kelowna, BC.

Left to grieve are his children Kerry (Harry) Tomyn and Maureen (John) Conlon; grandchildren Brittany and Jonathon (Asana); sister Elsie (Andre) Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He now goes to join his beloved wife, Roseland, who passed away in November 2022. Joe passed on what would have been their 73rd wedding anniversary.

Joe was born in Myrnam, Slawa District, Alberta, and was a man with a myriad of interests and passions. First and foremost was his immediate and extended family, cherishing every moment with them.

After graduating from the University of Alberta faculty of dentistry in 1952, Joe passionately practised dentistry in Alberta and British Columbia for 56 years. In the later years of his practice, he dedicated his efforts to geriatric dentistry. Joe’s professionalism, dedication, and excellence in dentistry was recognized by being given various dental profession acknowledgements, of which he was justly proud.

Joe was known for his gentle manner, kindness, patience, sociability, and humour. He read extensively and enjoyed meaningful conversations. His love for singing, poetry, and music was matched by his enthusiasm for staying fit, being active in baseball, curling, cross-country skiing, bicycle riding, and jogging. In addition, Joe had a true green thumb, finding joy in gardening and cultivating beautiful flowers.

Joe and Roseland moved from Edmonton to Kelowna in 1980, where Joe relished life in the Okanagan, but his heart remained tied to the prairies and Alberta.

Joe’s legacy of love, kindness, and unwavering dedication to his family, friends, and passions will be forever cherished by all who knew him.

A Funeral Service will be held on THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2024, at 1:00 PM, at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, with Kim Bergstrom officiating. 

The family thanks the dedicated staff at Cottonwoods Care Centre, Short Stay Unit and Ethel Glen Unit, Kelowna, for their kindness and care. We also thank Dr. Larry Bobyn who attended to both Roseland and Joe and provided exceptional and caring medical care for 30 years.

Memorial donations in Joe’s honour may be made to Operation Smile Canada or a charity of your choice.

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Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 1:00 PM

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for LUKENCHUK, Dr. Joseph Peter is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2024, 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 Road, Kelowna BC


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