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PERSON, Henryk

Born in Zdunska-Wola, Poland on September 24, 1926, Dad’s journey ended in Kelowna on the evening of June 14th, 2014.  He is survived by his three daughters: Barbara (Bill) Rutley of Kelowna, BC, Peggy (Daryll) Desouza of Bowden, AB and Dagmar Brown of Olds, AB; two sons: Roland (Merriann) Person of Kelowna, BC and Paul (Victoria) Person of Fernie, BC; four grandchildren: Megan (Keith), Ethan, Stefan and Kellen; and two brothers: Georg (Lotte) Person of Vancouver, BC and Richard (Martha) Person of Kelowna, BC and numerous nieces and nephews and their spouses.  Henryk was sadly predeceased by his wife Gertrud and brother Woldemar.

 After years of strife in Europe, Dad encouraged his family that a better life would await them all in Canada.  Miles of ocean and much planning brought the 4 brothers and their Mother to Winnipeg.  Eventually Dad and 3 of his brothers were to live in Kelowna.  Dad married Mom in 1955 and 35 years of marriage produced a loud and boisterous family of 5, 4 spouses and eventually 4 grandchildren.  We were all able to be with Dad in his final days. 

 In Dad’s words: “You all gave Mom and me the best years of our lives.”

 Alzheimer’s disease robbed Dad of his mind and then his body and then eventually it took his life.  There are not enough words to adequately thank the staff at The Village at Mill Creek for their kindness and compassion for Dad and for each of us in his final days.  Your caring throughout the years has been exemplary and we are so grateful.

 A Graveside service will be held at a later date, to be announced.  Donations may be made in Henryk’s name to the BC Alzheimer Society, 307 – 1664 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8N3, or Christ Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3J2.   


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  • Gord and Cindy Hoffman says:

    Roland, Merriann and Family,
    My sincere condolences on the passing of your father.

    Gord and Cindy

  • sheri keller says:

    Our Deepest Sympathies – you are in our thoughts – Jim and Sheri Keller

  • Dave Williams says:

    Barbara,Bill and family,

    Diane and I will truly miss Henryk’s smile and how happy he was to have our little dog in his lap. My mom, Ruth was his special friend at the Village and passed away October 24th. We will always have fond memories of both sitting happily together.

    Dave Williams and Diane Jansen

  • Kathy and Greg Schaad says:

    Barb, Bill and Family
    We were so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. We have many fond memories of him… Please know we are thinking of you all, knowing he is now with your Mom…
    Kathy, Greg and family

  • Karen Berman says:

    To all my dear cousins and their families, we are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Henry will be remembered and missed. Now he can rest peacefully with your mom. You are ‘all’ in our thoughts and prayers. Love and sincere condolences to all of you.
    Karen, Gary and family

  • Janet and Terry Courtney says:

    Barb, Bill, Megan, and Ethan,
    We just learned of your Father’s and Grandfather’s passing and are so sorry for your loss. Barb, your Dad’s warm smile and wit will always be remembered. He raised an awesome family and will be greatly missed. May the Lord bring you all comfort and much love during this time.
    Janet and Terry

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