RUZICKA, Vaclav “Bill”
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Vaclav “Bill” Ruzicka on November 10, 2021, Kelowna, BC. During his almost 81 years on this earth, he touched many lives in family and in friendship, through school, work, sport, and enterprise.
In 1970, Bill immigrated to Canada with his wife, they settled in the North Glenmore Valley in Kelowna. There he built a home and life for his family. He was a valued member of the international beekeeping community; his tireless work and research in the treatment of the varroa mite is a legacy he leaves to all present and future apiarists and their bee colonies.
Bill had many passions: flying aircraft, swimming, fishing and canoeing on rivers and lakes in summer, and skiing in winter, which brought him many great adventures and many new relationships worldwide.
He is survived by his two daughters and their families in British Columbia; his sister and her family in the Czech Republic; and his cousin and his family in Argentina.
He is and will be missed. — Chybí nám a bude stále chybět. — Él será extrañado.
Rest in peace. — Nechť odpočívá v pokoji. — Descansa en paz.
In memory of Bill, donations may be made to the KGH Foundation by following this link: www.kghfoundation.com.
In the field “Direct my gift to” please select “Cardiology”.
A Memorial Service will take place on Monday, December 6, 2021, at 4:00 pm (PST), with a small memorial reception to follow. Both will be at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Following Covid-19 restrictions, this service will require attendees to show proof of vaccination and a gov. issued photo ID, wear a mask, and the number of attendees will be limited. If you wish to attend, Please Click Here to Register.
If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.
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