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MARKGRAF, Henry Bruno

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Passed away on December 8, 2013 in Kelowna, BC. Born November 8, 1928 in Berlin, Germany. Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Frieda, two sons: Herb (Johanne) and their children Kim and David, Hank (Darcel) and their sons Roley and Nicky, niece Barbara (Bruce) Pressman and their children Julia and Joe. Family expresses fond gratitude to Dr. Dean Griswold and his staff Luann and Joan, the Lakeside Pharmacy and the Cottonwoods Care Team for all the extra care and attention shown to us. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm from Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2.


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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for MARKGRAF, Henry Bruno is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 2013. 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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  • Domenic Rampone says:

    to the Markgraf family

    our thoughts and prayers are with you

    Henry will be missed.Over the years we had lots of interesting discussions ..He was a wise man and had the the best interests of the city at heart.

    Domenic and Lina Rampone

  • Hal & Jen Spelliscy says:

    Hank, Darcel & the boys … thinking of you all and praying that grace and peace are with you through this time. Deep roots grow strong families …

  • Kathy and Trevor Neufeld says:

    Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  • Sharon Shepherd says:

    Thinking about all of the Markgraf family. So sorry for your loss. Henry was a very respected member of our community and he was always one for promoting ideas that would make it better for all of us and his family. I loved my interactions I had with him while in politics and will miss him. Sharon Shepherd

  • Scott and Kim Porritt says:

    Dear Hank, Darcel, and family,
    Our deepest sympathies to you all at this sad time. Our thought are with you.
    Scott, Kim, Katey, Jeremy, and Kyle Porritt

  • Betty Urness says:

    To the Markgraf Family…
    Henry was a wonderful, energetic and enthusiastic man with a contagious smile. He left a positive influence on his family and friends and this city. It was a privileged to know him. My late husband, Barry, always enjoyed time spent with Henry. They had many lively discussion over all things regarding Kelowna. In the days ahead, as you adjust to your grief, may you find great comfort in the shared memories of a life well lived and loved.
    In sincere sympathy,
    Betty Urness

  • Randy Marshall says:

    Mrs. Markgraf, Hank, Darcel, and Boys. I always remember Mr. Markgraf as being a bigger than life figure. He will be greatly missed. His legacy will live on through his family and all the contributions he made for Kelowna as a Councillor and City Manager. A life well lived!

  • Cyril Chalk says:

    Dear Frieda, Herb, Hank, and family.

    I was so sorry to hear of Henry’s passing. I have great memories of fellowship, discussions, arguments, but always great hospitality. For a newcomer to Kelowna, it was a wonderful and memo rable time. Blessings to each of you at this time.

    Sorry I cannot attend on Saturday as we are back east, but my thoughts and prayers will be with you at that time.


  • Al Nancy Smith says:

    We are sad to hear of Henry’s passing and share our sorrow with the entire family. In so many ways, Henry was a pioneer. His achievements and service to Kelowna will be a legacy far larger than even his grand personality. Whether building KGH, managing a large orchard business or serving at the City, Henry had big ideas and vitality. He was a master carpenter, wood carver, triathlete and orchardist among many things. He could master any task he got into his head and could inspire others to strive. I remember so many days at the farm house, bold laughter and intense discussion in equal measure. The quality of men witnessed in his two boys is perhaps the most enduring legacy- a tribute for any man not just a pioneer.

    Best wishes, to the family. The Smiths

  • Marie K says:

    Dear Hank and Darcel,

    Sadly I am reading about the passing away of Henry Markgraf. My heart goes out to you at this time. Henry was a very special person who enjoyed life to the fullest. I used to enjoy his coming to the KGH cafeteria where I worked. His pictures in the paper show a very handsome man with very bright eyes. Life is just too short. God bless you all as you lay Henry down to sleep. Remember he is resting in his Savior’s loving arms for the time being–is my belief.


  • Ross Hyatt says:

    So saddened to hear of Henry’s passing.He was someone for whom I had respect for his wisdom and vision as we both served our city for many years. Those were good years. He will be missed by many who had the privilege to know and work with him. Unable to attend his remembrance service but our thoughts and prayers will be there. Blessings to all the family…….

  • Irene Wangler says:

    My condolences to the family. I have such fond memories of Henry. As a new employee to the City and working the red eye shift, you can imagine my surprise to find someone swimming in the pool at 5:30 in the morning. I can still hear him laughing about the scare I had. Thank you Henry for the memories and support all the years at the Parkinson Recreation Centre.

  • Ed & Shannon Fehr says:

    Our thoughts are with your family at this sad and difficult time. May you find strength in the love you share with family and friends. Henry will live on in the memories of those that had the pleasure of knowing him.
    Take care.
    Ed & Shannon

  • Deirdre says:

    Dearest Frieda,

    You have been in my thoughts frequently over the past week and so last night I looked online for your phone number. This upsetting news was instantly at the top of the results list.

    I have only warm memories of Henry. He was an accomplished, dynamic individual and I’ve never met a stronger person in my life. He showed me great kindness and I have nothing but gratitude for having known him.

    I know you will be missing your blue-eyed boy. I so wish I could be there to give you a hug.

    With much love to you and all the family this Australian Christmas morning,

    Sydney, Australia

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