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YOCHIM, William J.

August 26, 1932 — April 2, 2017

William was born on August 26, 1932 in Kelowna, BC. He passed away in Kelowna on April 2, 2017 at the age of 84.  He is survived by his loving wife, Connie Yochim; daughter Donna of Kelowna; sons Randy (Pauline) of Midway, BC and Doug of Kelowna; grandson Jeremy (Jennifer); and great granddaughter Kiana.  Predeceased by son Jerry.  William was married on October 31, 1953 to his beloved Connie, whom he had met in Westbank, BC.  They were married for 63 years.  He worked 20+ years as a Supervisor at Sun Rype Products, and completed his career as the Purchasing Agent for Calona Wines.  In retirement, he enjoyed playing golf and travelling on numerous trips to Hawaii, and Yuma, Arizona.  William’s children and grandson’s fondest memories are of his love and his belief that family comes first, which he instilled in every one of us.  Our thanks to the staff at Sun Pointe Assisted Living, Sutherland Hills Retirement Home, and Interior Health.  There will be a private family service held.  Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 300 – 828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2 (www.alzheimer.ca/bc).

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Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 300 – 828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2 Link: www.alzheimer.ca/bc




  • Sheila Coombs nee Bosley says:

    Doug, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Hugs to you, your Mom & Donna.

  • Ernie Poitras says:

    Dear Connie and family. All my love and condolence to you at this sad time. Many good thoughts come to mind now that I hear your names. The Yochim family name come back to Kelowna. Rest well Bill, rest well.
    Ernie and all the Poitras family.

  • Wendy Keating says:

    Donna I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I have such fond memories of him. He was such a warm kind man and how much he was loved by our whole family. Please give your Mom a big hug for me. My condolences to Randy,Doug and Jeremy. Our thoughts are with you all. Larry and Wendy Keating

  • Connie Holoien says:

    Connie, Donna, Randy and Doug, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We remember all the fun times at your house, and you guys coming over to Mom and Dads.. Love the Holoien girls

  • Gordon & Jean McIlveen says:

    We are sorry to hear about the sad passing of Bill Yochim, a former neighbour of Dundee Road.

  • Laura Patterson says:

    Dear Connie and family,
    Please accept my condolences on the passing of Bill. It was an honor to have known such a great man and he will be missed. May fond memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  • Collette Rooney says:

    Dear Connie, Donna, Randy and Doug. We are very sad to hear of Bill’s passing. We were neighbours on Paterson Ave. and Morrison Ave. and I have lots of wonderful memories of us kids playing all over the neighbourhood. Donna I remember your Dad as a kind man with always a smile on his face. You are in our thoughts.
    Ella, Kelly and Collette Kennedy

  • kevin reese says:

    Donna and Family
    Sad to hear of Mr Yochims{Bill} passing. I worked with Mr Yochim at Calona Wines for several yrs…We used to run into each
    other at hollywood deli and he always would say hi and asked my why i was there..i would tell him i was there to buy lottery tickets and he would tell me i was wasting my money as he was going to win the big one…rest in peace

  • Robbie Pearson says:

    Donna, Randy, Doug, and dear Connie, I am so sorry to hear that Bill passed away. He was such a kind, heartful, authentic man. When I was in town I loved to drop in with Mom (Flo Schumaker) to visit. She never passed Sun Pointe without thinking of your dad and mom. He was a dear dear friend to her and dad (Bill Schumaker) and to our whole family.
    Please find some comfort in knowing how loved he was, and of the family values he instilled in you.
    A hug to Connie please.
    With love,
    Robbie & Gord (Pearson)

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