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RISSO, Wayne Gundo


Passed away on March 21, 2013 at the age of 66 at the Kelowna Hospice House. Wayne is survived by his loving wife Audrey Risso, 3 stepdaughters: Michele (Wes) Semchuk, Lisa Anthony and Dena Guenther all of Kelowna and 1 son; Terrance (Dolores) Risso of Terrace, BC, 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 2 brothers: Lorne (Bev) Risso of Kelowna and Bryan (Peggy) Risso of Lumby, as well as numerous friends and relatives. He is sadly predeceased by his parents Gundo and Linnea Risso and sister Myrna Walker. Wayne was the kindest, loving, most gentle man who loved his wife, family, land and friends. He was an avid sportsman, both doing and watching. He’ll be fishing in heaven with his good friend Tom Solmer. Wayne will be greatly missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held on March 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Doctor Gordon Fletcher officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.

March 30, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6


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The service for RISSO, Wayne Gundo is scheduled for March 30, 2013 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


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  • Diane Henderson, "Senger" says:

    Audrey I am so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time…

  • Joanne Ste. Marie says:

    Audrey and family,
    Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.. So sorry for your loss.
    With love, Joanne Ste. Marie

  • Malcolm and Celia says:

    Dear Audrey and family
    Just to let you know that we are thinking of you all.
    Take care of each other.
    Love from Celia and Malcolm

  • Don & Doreen Roper says:

    Audrey – so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Your good memories will be many. Always keep them in the forefront. Regards, Don & Doreen Roper, Vernon

  • Barbara (Paul) Boryskavich (now Oates) says:

    Audrey…my heart is in a peaceful place as I share my love and condolences to you…memories are treasured of our times together…I am presently in Arizona..but will connect with you when I return to the Okanagan

  • Terry Jefferies says:

    I have so many great memories of being at Wayne’s farm when I was a kid. I remember going on the snowmobiles, on the tractor, and playing in the hay loft with Terry!

    I also remember all the hockey games we used to go to.

    I have nothing but great memories of Wayne, and have nothing but appreciation and admiration of the man he was.

    My condolences to Wayne’s family.

  • Russo Family says:

    A hug and a tear from our family to yours…

  • Franca Daley says:

    Dear Audrey & Family my thoughts and prayers are with in your time of sorrow

  • Gary and Esther Mitchell says:

    My dear sister Audrey-our deepest sympathy, and many prayers for you and yours during this time.

    Love you so much-Esther.

  • Cheryl Risso Price says:

    Wayne was a kind and caring man who allways had a smile on his face. I remember him as a very hard worker and usually a joke or 2 up his sleeve. Our prayers go out to the family.
    Cheryl, Warren & Amber

  • Al & Gwen Gage says:

    Audrey! So sorry to hear about the loss of Wayne. Sending lots of hugs from our home to yours.. Al & Gwen from 100 Mile House, BC

  • Sharon Downey says:

    My Dear Audrey and family… I hold you all close in my heart and feel the loss of your wonderful Wayne that we all so loved – remember the good times you have shared and there are many that cannot be taken away – hope to see you soon Audrey – talk to you in a few days. Much luv and hugs – Sharon xxoo

  • Joanne and Mark Knorr says:

    Audrey,we are so sorry to hear of Wayne passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Domenic and Lina Rampone says:

    Wayne will be missed.he had a great outlook on life.

    our prayers and thoughts are with Wayne

    a very good neighbour

    Domenic and Lina Rampne

  • Williams Service says:

    Dear Audrey and family
    We are very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. We feel very fortunate to have known him as a friend and customer. Our deepest condolences to Wayne’s family.
    Staff at Williams Service

  • Trudy Diiorio says:

    I am very sorry to hear about Wayne. He has always made me feel special each and every time I was around,and I loved his smile, his laughter and dancing with him. That is what I
    will remember most about him.
    Take care, love you

  • Ray Mitchell says:

    Bryan and I were best friends in elementary school and I have many great memories of Wayne as a child and young man I haven’t seen him often since those years but we always had a smile and a freindly word. I’ll miss that… But he will remain in my thoughts forever.

  • Andy and Holly Ferbey says:

    Our love is with you and your family today.

  • Colleen and Dayle Romanuik says:

    Dear Audrey and Family: We wish you strength and peace as you remember the good man that he was and the good times you had. Love Dayle and Colleen

  • Patti & Sam DiMaria says:

    Dear Audrey
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of a great man.Our thoughts and prayers are with you, may your wonderful memories of Wayne give you comfort.
    Love & God Bless
    Patti & Sam DiMaria & family

  • Carol & Trevor Gill says:

    Dear Audrey, we just heard of Wayne”s passing, our thoughts are with you and your family..

  • Bob and Audrey Guidi says:

    Sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing away.Thinking of you!!

  • Carol Gulliford says:

    Ken and I are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I didn’t realize he was so ill. Our thoughts are with you. Carol & Ken from Kelowna Car Club.

  • Judith Wagner says:

    Hello Audrey, Margaret and I know you from Costco and you were always so nice to us. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss and we hope to see you soon maybe. We can appreciate your heart ache as we are both widows too. Sending lots of love your way.

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