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MATICHUK, William (Bill)

With sadness in our hearts we announce the passing of William (Bill) Matichuk. Bill was born on September 1, 1941 in Vegreville, AB to Fred and Pearl Matichuk. On February 24, 2018, he passed away peacefully at Central Okanagan Hospice House surrounded by family. Bill was the youngest of five children. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Ann, and his brothers Frank, Steve and Sandy. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Brenda; sons: Grant (Denise) and Kelsey (Lorna); grandchildren: Brooklyn (Dustin), Gavin and Meaghan; great grandson Linkin; and nephew Dwayne.

Bill moved his family to Kelowna in 1977 where he began his entrepreneurship with Tidy Car. In 1982 he added to his business when he founded The Battery Doctors. He continued to expand, eventually becoming a major recycling facility including the transporting of batteries, electronics, paint and hazardous waste. He worked closely with the Provincial Stewardship Programs and the Central Okanagan Regional District.

Bill enjoyed spending time in his yard and swimming in his pool at home.  He also enjoyed traveling to warm destinations, especially vacations to Mexico with his family.

A Memorial Service for Bill will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, or a charity of your choice.

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10:00 am on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for MATICHUK, William (Bill) is scheduled for 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 . 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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  • Jana Lowen says:

    I have lived next door to Bill and Brenda for 27 years and have always adored them. Bill was so helpful to us when our family was young and always had time for a smile and a visit through the years. I have asked his opinion many times and he was always very willing to offer guidance. I will miss him greatly. My thoughts are with Brenda and his family.

  • Rae Stewart says:

    Grant and Family,
    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Bill’s passing.
    He will be sorely missed by us all.
    Bill and his family have played an integral role in helping protect our environment for decades, and for that we are most grateful.
    On behalf of all of us at the RDCO’s Waste Reduction Office, please accept our deepest condolences.
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    With sympathy,
    Rae, Peter, Cynthia, Diane

  • judi spivak says:

    Sadness and disbelief. That was my reaction to the passing of Bill. He was always kind to me and would make me laugh even when he was giving me grief for not doing my job right. He was truly one of a kind and i will miss him.
    My love, thoughts and Prayers for Brenda, Grant and Kelsey as well as all who were lucky enough to spend time with Bill.

  • Deborah O'Mara says:

    Brenda – I was saddened to read about Bill’s passing in the newspaper this morning. It was always special to see him with you at the drink rail enjoying country concerts at the SOEC. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Deborah and the SOEC staff.

  • Shirley Crowe says:

    Brenda, I was so sorry to hear the news of Bills passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. My thoughts are with you. Shirley Crowe

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