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WONG, Bernhardine Elisabeth

It is with heartfelt sorrow we announce the passing of Bernhardine on June 24, 2019 at the Kelowna General Hospital in Kelowna, BC. She is survived by, and will always be eternally remembered by, her devoted husband of 52 years, Sam Wong; her loving son, Fred (Eda) Lucas, and her caring daughter, Helena (Peter) Schilling; her 3 grandchildren Nicole, Natalie, and Ottavio; and her 6 great grandchildren.

Bernhardine was born in Paderborn, Germany; 1 of 5 siblings and a survivor of WWII. She immigrated to Canada in 1953 with her first husband and lived in various places until she and her second husband, Sam, whom she met in Vancouver, move from Calgary, to escape the colder climate to the milder weather of Kelowna.

Bernhardine, always stylish throughout her life, was strong minded and independent but was also kind, loving and generous to family, friends, and even people she didn’t know that well. She and Sam also fostered a number of children overseas. She worked very hard in a variety of jobs for several years of her life, when both she and Sam retired they loved to go cruising which allowed them to explore new and exciting places, try wonderful cuisine, and meet great people who, more often than not, became long term friends. She was creative, which showed at a young age, in her knitted and crocheted creations and her wonderfully crafted Christmas decorations. She enjoyed a good laugh, good times with family and friends, great conversation, and was an avid reader, in particular of historical novels. Bernhardine, although frail and in declining health, was very fortunate to be able to spend her final years in her home of over 20 years and her last moments in Sam’s loving arms.

We would like to thank the Kelowna General Hospital and staff for the care shown and given to Mom in the final moments of her life.

Mom, may you rest in peace with your loved ones above. You will be in our hearts always and forever.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 3 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC, with refreshments to follow.  In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation , www.heartandstroke.ca, or Breast Cancer Research, www.bcsc.ca. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com.


Wednesday, July 3 at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for WONG, Bernhardine Elisabeth is scheduled for Wednesday, July 3 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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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Rd. Kelowna, BC


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  • David Winfield says:

    With Deepest Sympathy
    Loss of a Great Lady

  • Ken and Katie Regalia says:

    Fred. We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. It is our hope and prayers that she now will rest in pease and and that you as the beloved son and the entire family remembers the good times you enjoyed with her. All the Best Ken and Katie Regal;ia

  • Dormond Antoinette says:

    Iam so sorry to hear of the passing of Bernhardine. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. My deepest sympathy . Antoinette Dormond Ch— Interlaken

  • Bonnie Grant says:

    Mr Wong,
    You have be deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Bernhardine……you and she shared such a special and happy marriage ….

  • Tanja Katarina Ahrens says:

    To the entire family my blessed love and sharing of peace and mindful serenity, so Bernhardine Elisabeth Wong will always in our hearts and souls. The future is always seeking a better moment in life such as with family and friends and Bernie was always our family our friend and now our memory. The smile is the mile and the mile is only a few moments of happiness. To everyone keep in touch anytime.
    Tanja Katarina Ahrens

  • Bill and Olivia Abbey says:

    Sam are deepest sympathy to you, We had some wonderful times together..

  • Cindy Jefferies says:

    I am sorry, I did not know Bernhardine had died. She died a few weeks before my husband, Dan.
    I am thankful for the memories I have with the two of you. You were good to us Sayers kids. Thank you.

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