Richard (Dick) Michael Kereliuk

Richard (Dick) Michael Kereliuk


1925 – 2012

Dick passed away on

August 15, 2012 at the

Kelowna Hospice House

after a brief battle with

cancer. He was predeceased by his wife Mabel in 2012

and his grand-daughter

Michelle in 1980. He is

survived by his loving family, step-daughters Deanna

Matthewson (Wayne) of

Kelowna, Darlene Waldie (Brian) of Kipling, Sk.,

daughter Colleen (Jim) of

Maple Ridge(from his first

marriage), 6 grand-children

and 13 great-grandchildren.

He also leaves to fondly

remember him, his and

Mabel’s long-time friends, Bill

and Dorothy Everts of Kelowna,

Anita Keryluke of Langley

and brother Mike Kereliuk of

Abbotsford. Dick was born in Shepenge, Ab., and grew up

in Vegreville, Ab. He was an

avid hunter and fisherman and worked as a guide in the North in his younger years. He settled in Kelowna in 1964 and went to work for Inland Natural Gas (Terasen). He met and married Mabel in 1972 and he stayed employed with the gas company until he retired. We would like to thank

Dr. Obedkoff and Dr. Imrie for their care of both Mabel

and Dick over the past many years, and also, the gentle, caring staff of the Kelowna Hospice House, who gave

both Dick and his family such compassionate care in his

final days with us. Thank you also, to his housekeeper

Brenda, who not only provided him with housekeeping,

but also provided friendship during her bi-weekly visits. There will be no service, by his request, but his family

will hold a private memorial at Adams Lake,

his favourite fishing spot.

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in care of First Memorial Funeral Services,

(250) 762-2299.

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