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June 3, 1927 — March 22, 2018

Lydia Sohnchen, born in Jawor, Poland on June 3, 1927, passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord in her home at Spring Valley Care Centre in Kelowna on March 22, 2018 in her 91st year. She was predeceased by her 2 siblings this past year, Adolf and Carl Ikert. She is survived by her loving husband Ernst of 64 years, 3 sons Randy (Judy), Dale, Will (Wendy), 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Lydia was known for her gift of hospitality and kindness both in her home and many church activities. She had a real heart for any less fortunate folk that she came in contact with, always reaching out to them and endeavoring to lighten life’s burdens for them. She was very much involved in Women’s Ministry in whatever church she attended, more recently at Care and Share at Evangel Church.

A special thank you to all the staff of Spring Valley Care Centre who gave such good attention and care to Lydia while she was a resident there. As a family, we are grateful for all that you did for her.
The Memorial Service for Lydia will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be gratefully accepted for Care & Share, Evangel Church www.evangelbc.org/event/care-and-share-7/ .

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Evangel Church

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The service for SOHNCHEN (nee IKERT), Lydia is scheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2018 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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Evangel Church

3261 Gordon Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Beverley says:

    Goodbye Lydia. I will always remember you as a lovely lady a wonderful example to us younger ladies. God bless the family at this time

    Love from the harder family….we will see you agin somday

  • Glen and Donna Bahsler says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to the Sohnchen family at the passing of Lydia. She was a wonderful friend to us as each of you have been. Every remembrance of her is a blessing. God be with you all as you celebrate her life. So sorry that we are unable to be in attendance at the service.

  • Laura Morden says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Uncle Ernie and the rest of the family. I have many memories of your visits to Ontario.

  • Mary-Ann Danilowich says:

    Ernie, Dale and the rest of the family, sorry to hear about Lydia’s passing-she lived to a great age. Enjoyed our chats at Dees when she was our neighbour. Thinking of you all.
    Ron and Mary-Ann

  • Jim & Joanne Poirier says:

    Our sympathy and love to Mr. Sohnchen, Randy & Judi, Dale, Will & Wendy and families on the home going of your wife, mom, and grandma. So many precious memories spanning more than 50 years for our families. The first Easter in heaven for your mom and for mine! What a wonderful hope we share because of the cross and resurrection. “Until then…”

  • Diana says:

    Hi, this is Diana from Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
    I would like to condolence to the family. My thoughts are with you. Please apologize my bad english.
    Maybe I am a family member too. I think Mrs. Sohnchen was the daughter of my grandmothers uncle (Julius Ikert) from Poland. I am looking for information about the Ikert family for many years. Maybe we can share information, if you would like to?
    All the best wishes!

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