We Remember

RICH, Albina Karen

November 27, 1932 — March 23, 2022

On March 23, 2022, our beloved Albina Rich slipped away at age 89.

Albina was born in Kelowna, BC and came into this world as the youngest of 4 children to an immigrant farming family. Cherished sister, aunt, and friend, Albina was admired for her kindness and empathy, sense of humour, hard work, and determination. Albina loved to travel to sunny beach locations and visited the Bahamas, Barbados, Costa Rica, Miami, Hawaii, and California; on a few occasions, she also enjoyed the bright lights of Las Vegas. Dedicated to her family, she made time to visit them for a coffee regularly. In her last few years, while being resident at Glenmore Lodge, she was the comedian at the dinner table and the friend that would hold your hand if you were unwell.

Albina, we will all miss you and your humour and compassion.

Albina was predeceased by parents John & Mary Zvonarich; brothers Leo Zvonarich & John Zvonarich; sister-in-law Ann Zvonarich; and nephews Mark Zvonarich, Steve Zvonarich, & John Cook. She is survived by sister Mary Cook; nephews & nieces Patrick (Mildred) Cook, Brent (Sheri) Zvonarich, Gail (Bill) Zvonarich, Sheila (Gerald) Russell, & Lisa (Fraser) Dougall; 10 great-nieces- & nephews; and 4 great-great-nieces- & nephews.

We would like to extend a special thank-you to all the residents and staff at Glenmore Lodge who have shown friendship and kindness during Abina’s her time with them, and for their extreme kindness to her and the family in her last days.

For those who desire to say goodbye, a viewing of Albina will be on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 3:00 pm & prior to the service on Friday, April 1, at 9:00 am.  Both will be at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

A Graveside Service will be held to honour Albina’s life on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 10:00 am at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 31/22 at 3:00 PM & FRIDAY, APRIL 1/22 at 9:00 AM
Springfield Funeral Home
(2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC)

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022, AT 10:00 AM

Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery

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