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Passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully at home, while battling cancer on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the age of 81.  Survived by her sons: Chris (former wife Heidi), Russ, David (Adelyn), Kaare (Barb); daughter Lisa Korneli (Uwe); 13 grandchildren: Ryan (Cristine), Jenny (Cory), Alex, Nicolas, Kara, Eleanor, Matthew, Danielle Wilgan (Jamie), Shale (fiancée Stacey Wilcox), Adam (Kayla), Sarah, Quinten and Salina; great grandchildren:  Lily and Jordyn; brother Peter Elchyshyn and sister-in-law Edith Wagner.  Predeceased by her husband Karl and her brother Ed.  A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  Cremation, with interment at a later date in Kamloops.  Weekly blood transfusions kept Mom alive and gave us a wonderful last year with her.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a blood donation in her memory.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Saturday, April 13th at 1:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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Weekly blood transfusions kept Mom alive and gave us a wonderful last year with her. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a blood donation in her memory.

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The service for YESKE, Olga is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th 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 Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Lawrence Yeske says:

    Our deep sympathies to my cousins and their respective families on the loss of Auntie Ollie.
    Love, Lawrence & Darlene

  • Henry & Shirley Yeske says:

    Thinking of all of you at this sad time–our deepest sympathies.
    Love, Henry & Shirley.

  • Rebecca says:

    My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Olga. I didnt know her personally but what I heard about her she was a great lady. Amazing artist as well. I am sure she will be missed.

  • Evelyn (Elchyshyn) Hunt says:

    My condolence to the Yeske family. I am a cousin of Ollie’s and spent two weeks in Gabarus, Cape Breton with her. She was a wonderful and kind person and my sisters Cathy, Helen, Priscilla & Ann Marie enjoyed her company while she visited.

  • Roger and Gail (Yeske) Giasson says:

    Roger and I have very fond memories of Auntie Ollie. We always looked forward to seeing Karl and Ollie when they came to visit. Auntie Ollie was a very positive person and was a pleasure to be around. She will be greatly missed.

  • Bob & Muriel Foers says:

    So sorry to hear about Ollie’s passing. We can only believe she is in a much better place now. Ollie was a great across the hall neighbour in Lawrence Villa.

  • Janet Lowry says:

    We were sad to hear of cousin Ollies’ passing. I have fond memories of the times we spent together. Our deepest sympathy to all the Yeske family. Always in our hearts.
    Cousin Janet & Bill Lowry

  • Sherry Anderson says:

    I remember the first time I met you in your beautiful garden in Kamloops and since then I have been blessed to call your daughter a life long friend. You created an amazing person. May you be surrounded by all the most beautiful flowers in the world and rest in peace.

  • Mimi Sturgeon says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Ollie’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you
    at this difficult time. I will miss our visits
    And time together at Crescent Beach.
    Love, Mimi

  • Bryce and Sylvia Zorn says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Yeske family.Ollie was a wonderful lady, we will all miss her very much.Cherish your memories.

  • Jean Manz says:

    My condolence to the Yeske Family.She was a very Dear friend of mine.We had nice times toether.

  • Helen and Bill Day says:

    So sorry to hear about cousin Ollie’s death.Glad that we were able to spend time with her when she visited her Elchyshyn cousins in N.S. Those memories will always be with us.

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