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Born on January 1, 1927 in Koestenberg, Kaernten, Austria. In the early morning of Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 our precious and adored Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Sister-In-Law, Aunt and Friend

passed away peacefully to be reunited with her beloved Husband, Fred.


Survived by two daughters: Ursula (Pat), Heidi; four sons: Dietmar (D) (Sandi), Chris (Elizabeth), Eric (Lucy), Curt (Yuri); eight grandchildren: Marcey, Joel, Stephanie, Matt, Jenna, Tia, Zoe, Kaylee; two great grandchildren: Josh and Alysa; her brother Willi (Anni); sister-in-law Helga; three sisters: Annie (Frank, deceased), Lottie (Bert, deceased) and Erika (Dieter, deceased). Sadly predeceased by her brother Toni. She leaves behind a legacy of love, forever cherished in our hearts and thoughts. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 14th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment to follow in the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, Promontory Green. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Moog and Friends Hospice House, In memory of Theresa Kutschera, 1701 Government Street, Penticton, BC, V2A 8J7 or the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.bc.ca. For those not able to attend, the service can be viewed live by visiting http.//www.ustream.tv/channel/springfield-funeral-home.


Saturday, July 14th at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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Service Information

Service Details

The service for THERESA (Theresia, Resi) KUTSCHERA is scheduled for Saturday, July 14th at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Lotte, Terri and June says:

    Please know you are all with us and in our hearts at this difficult time. We wish we could be there with you on Saturday as you celebrate your mom’s life and mourn her passing. Tante Resi will be dearly missed – her good humour, love of life and most of all, the way she showed us all, through her actions and words that family mattered most. With heartfelt sympathy and love, Lotte, Terri and June and families.

  • Lotte says:

    Liebste Resi, Your thoughtfulness, energy, loving adventurous and forgiving nature will surely be missed. Your laughter on our trips will always echo in my mind and the excitement of your voice on the phone. You will never be gone for you will live on in my heart always. Lotte, your sister

  • John and Peggy Prier says:

    Eric and all of the Kutschera families.. We share in your loss, we loved Theresa and enjoyed our little “outings”, lunches etc. and are so grateful for being included in some family get togethers etc. over the years.Theresa was kind and thoughtful and loving, we will all miss her. God Bless

  • Joan Bloss says:

    Sincere sympathy to Lucy, Eric, Zoe and Kaylee on the tragic loss of a very loved family member.

  • Richard Otto and Chrystal Snyder says:

    This poetry of Kahlil Gibran has always been comforting and inspiring to me.
    We send best wishes to members of the family in this celebration of Theresa’s full and joyful life. Our special love is sent to Chris and Elizabeth to let Hearts be lifted Up.

    On Death
    Kahlil Gibran

    You would know the secret of death.
    But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

    The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.

    If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.

    For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

    In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;

    And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
    Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

    Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.

    Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?

    Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

    For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
    And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

    Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

    And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

    And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

  • Chris & Karen Noonan says:

    Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time of your loss. You always speak of your mother in glowing terms and we are sure that she will always be with you.

  • Gerri Sing says:

    Dear Heidi and Family,
    I am so sorry to learn about the passing of your mother. I hope that you have been able to care and support each other over this difficult time. My thoughts are with all of you,
    Warmest regards,
    Gerri Sing

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