Alexander Stolze

Alexander Stolze


Stolze, Alexander – Five months short of his 102nd birthday, Dad passed on to his next life on February 1st, 2013. He was predeceased

in 1992 by Merril, the love

of his life, and by his parents and two sisters. Dad is

survived by three daughters: Connie (Frank) Lemieux, Elaine MacGregor, and Carol McFadyen (Doug Armet), as well as 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Born in Holland, Dad traveled to Canada by ship at the age

of 2, and his family settled in Saskatchewan where they farmed for many years. Dad worked for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool as an agent, and later as traveling

superintendent. In 1958, Mom and Dad went into business, first owning a hotel in Hoey, Saskatchewan and

subsequently a store in Dorintosh. They later moved to

Saskatoon where both worked in retail. In 1975, they moved to Kelowna where they were in business with

Connie and Frank. They retired in 1978, and enjoyed

their retirement while camping, socializing, and dancing. Dad was a member of the Oddfellows. After Mom passed away, Dad took care of himself for 16 years before moving into Missionwood Retirement Resort in 2008. There he

met Doris Gabel and they enjoyed one another’s company until the time of his passing. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services,

1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC, at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday February 6, 2013, with Rev. Wayne Laurie

officiating. Memorial donations to The Central Okanagan Hospice Association, #104 – 1456 St. Paul Street, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 2E6, or to the charity

of your choice would be appreciated

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Arrangements entrusted to

First Memorial Funeral Services,

Kelowna, BC (250)762-2299.

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