We Remember


April 10, 1936 — August 8, 2022

A Memorial Reception will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 10:00 am, in the Family Center at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

Viktor Sommerfeld passed away peacefully in Kelowna, BC, on August 8, 2022, at the age of 86 years.   Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years Dine; children Mercedes (Ed), Marco (Teresa), and Terry; sisters Frieda, Irmgard (Theo), and Ingrid; brother Theo (Lorna); many extended family members in Germany and Canada; and Dingo his canine friend of 16 years.  He was predeceased by his parents Reinhold and Viktoria, and his brother Fritz.

Born in Romania, Viktor was raised in Lauffen am Neckar, Germany, and moved to Canada in 1956 at the age of 20, settling in Alberta.  In June 1980, Viktor moved his family to Kelowna, BC, having been drawn there by the lovely weather.

Viktor was a hardworking carpenter, building homes in Kelowna and Alberta.  He was loving, caring, and focused on his family. He liked to fix things and see how they worked. He loved watching soccer, listening to German music, being at the beach, homemade cooking, schnitzel and spaetzle, and BC fruit.

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