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TRIBIGER, Thelma Lillian (née Tonn)

December 20, 1939 — February 5, 2020

Thelma Tribiger has finished her race and gone on ahead to eternity.  She lived from December 20, 1939 to February 5, 2020, six hours and forty minutes shy of their 60th wedding anniversary with her beloved Willie.

The most important things in Thelma’s life were people and relationships.  She leaves behind her devoted husband, Willie; four children: Karen (Gary) Glanz, Kevin (Joanne) Tribiger, Sandra (Dennis) Mutschmann and Rodney (Elizabeth) Tribiger; as well as 26 cherished grandchildren: Nathan (Annelies), Amanda (Isaac), Amy (Josh), Mitchell (Nicole), William (Jean), Anna (Stephen), Andrew (Hannah), Zachary, Kurtis (Milena), Kimberly (Torsten), Paul, Simone (Braun), Martin (Kellodi), Nolan, Johanna, Brian, Chloe, Bethany, Tyler, Amalia, Megan, Justin, Elora, Lucy, Marcus, and Elena.  In the last years of her life, her great-grandchildren were some of the few people who could bring life to her eyes and a smile to her face: Jason, Austin, Jake, Stacy, Oskar and Adalynn.  Also left to mourn are her brothers Lenard (Marlene), Lloyd (Edith) and Alvin (Shirley) and, sisters Arlene (Abe), Elaine (Don) and Loretta (Gordon). She had a large extended family with many in-laws, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.  She loved well and treasured each one.  Thelma was predeceased by her parents, Gottlieb and Anna Tonn, sister Esther, brother Alfred, and her grand-daughter Staci Grace.

Thelma’s life was too rich and full to summarize in a few sentences.  Join us on Saturday, February 15, at 11:00 am as we honor the life she lived, the Lord she loved, and the legacy she left.  Her funeral will be held at Mission Springs Church of God, 3705 Mission Springs Drive, Kelowna, BC.  As her passion was for God’s Kingdom, donations to the Canadian Bible Society (biblesociety.ca) would be one way to honour her memory.  Alternately, as Alzheimer’s was her appointed gateway to eternity, a donation to the Alzheimer Society of BC (alzheimer.ca/en/bc) would honour the courage she showed in walking that path.

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Saturday, February 15, at 11:00 am

Mission Springs Church of God

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The service for TRIBIGER, Thelma Lillian (née Tonn) is scheduled for Saturday, February 15, at 11:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Mission Springs Church of God

3705 Mission Springs Drive Kelowna, BC


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  • Colleen Shonwise and Family says:

    My deepest condolences for all of you. Thelma has the sweetest personality and loved and cared about everyone in her life. She will be so missed.
    Colleen and family

  • Sieg & Irma Schuler says:

    Sending our sincere condolences to your family and praying for God’s loving arms around you all in this time of sorrow.
    Your friends,
    The Schulers

  • Marj Hildebrand says:

    So many memories going through my mind today. Thelma and I spent quite a bit of time together in our teen years. Memories are a God given gift to us during a time like this. Praying for you all as you make the adjustments to life without Thelma.

  • Anna & Vic Campbell says:

    Our deepest condolences go out to the whole family and especially Willie who so loved Thelma. The love for their family and friends was very strong. Thelma will be so missed by all Love ann ❤

  • Maxine and Jerry Sorrell says:

    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to Willie and the rest of your family. Keep Thelma’s memory alive in your hearts and she will always be with you. Hugs to everyone.❤️



  • Evangeline Rabel says:

    My love and prayers go out to your whole family. Yes I remember many good times with the family, all the laughs and GOOD FOOD.. Never a dull moment when we good there. Dennis always loved going to the farm. Prayers go out to you.

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