February 11, 1941 – May 16, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing in Kelowna of Victor after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s.
Victor was born in Odessa, Russia. In 1944 he and his parents left Russia. They arrived in Germany where they lived until 1950, they arrived in Odessa, SK. Victor lived in Odessa, with his aunt and uncle Pauline and Joseph Bartle and his cousin Hilda, for a year while his parents lived and worked in Regina. He got his education at St. Augustine School and Campion College. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon with a Degree in Pharmacy. He had his own Drug Store, Bartle’s Drugs. In 1976, Victor and his parents moved to Kelowna where he worked at various drug stores. He enjoyed gardening with his father. He also enjoyed singing and belonged to the Knights of Columbus Male Choir. In 2010 he could no longer live in his home so he became a resident at Village at Mill Creek. In Spring of 2014 he became a resident at Brookhaven until his passing. He was predeceased by his parents Julia and Edmund Bartle. He is survived by his cousin Pauline Boehm and her family of Regina, cousin Hilda Vogel and her family of Regina, cousin-in-law Martha Marbach and her family, as well as cousins in Germany.We would like to thank Dr. Mackle, the nurses and staff at Village at Mill Creek and Brookhaven for their loving care of Victor. A service will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment to follow at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Victor to Parkinson Society of Canada.
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