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George Karpinsky

October 23, 1944 - January 11, 2022

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It is with heavy hearts that the family of George Karpinsky announce his passing. He went peacefully, surrounded by family in a home full of love, on January 11, 2022, aged 77 years.

He is predeceased by his parents, Rudolph and Johanna Karpinsky, and his brother, Bill, and sister, Margie.

George leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Diane Karpinsky, as well as his daughters, Kim (Brad), Kandice (Chuck). Krystn (Dean), granddaughters, Kaylie (Jason), Lynsie (Steve), Tia, Meriah, and Mandy, great granddaughter, Avery, brother, Harry (Terry), and sister, (Irene), as well as his nieces and nephews.

George grew up in Winnipeg where he worked in the printing business, later on continuing his career in Penticton for a total of 45 years in that profession. He was a hard worker and took pride in providing for his wife and children. Never one to sit still, he kept himself busy with volunteer work with multiple different organizations including helping out at the Oliver Food Bank and with the soup kitchen and bulletin at his church, as well as fulfilling the role of Membership Chair with the Sportsman’s Association.

Over the years, George and his wife Diane travelled many places around the world, but the highlight for them would have to be their trip to Israel, where they walked where Jesus once walked and visited the place of his birth. As a Seventh Day Adventist, George’s faith was a very big part of who he was and it shone through in his character and all the ways he found to help others throughout his life.

George had many hobbies and interests and in his younger years particularly loved the outdoors, be it hunting, camping, fishing, or skiidoing. He was also a big fan of shopping, sales, and talking your ear off, and if he could talk your ear off about shopping and sales he was one happy man. His greatest passion post retirement, however, was his garden, and once he got started it seemed like it got bigger every year. He worked very hard out there, but with so much enthusiasm and joy that he was never too tired to then come in and talk about it for hours too. He grew food not only for his family and friends but also to donate to the Oliver Food Bank, and throughout the years supplied them with a significant amount of fresh produce.

For all that he loved his garden though, nothing made him happier than spending time with his family. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed greatly by those he has left behind.

There will be a quiet family gathering in his memory at a later date. We would like to thank Dr Smallwood, the nurses and staff at the Oliver Hospital, and the nurses and home care workers with Community Palliative Care, who all took such great care of him.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Ltd.

The Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sally hamilton

So sorry for your loss

From: Elizabete Blonk
Relation: friend

Dianne and rest of the family sorry for your loss ,George is now another shining star in the sky and will be watching over you all. RIP George it was nice to met you and serve you over the years you were a wonderful costumer

From: Debbie McGuire
Relation: friend of family

My condolences to the Karpinsky family for your loss, no more sorrow, no more pain, rest in peace now George. Dancing at the feet of Jesus.

From: Paul and Barbara Eby
Relation: Paul worked with George many years ago

George was a guy who you never forgot and he never forgot you. Honest, hardworking and fun to be with, it was over 35 years ago that Paul and George worked together but he’d greet you like it was yesterday. Condolences to all the family. May your memories of good times help you through the days ahead.

From: Liz Kocsis
Relation: Known the family for many years

So sorry for your loss Diane and family. Sending condolences and hugs

From: Linda and Ken Nunweiler
Relation: Friend

Wee were so very sorry to hear about George. Mr. Shorts! Always knew who it was when you saw those legs in shorts. He will be truly missed. Our sympathy to all of the family.

From: Fred Turner
Relation: Friend

I’m very sorry to hear George has passed. I often thought about the years we spent walking to school together, George, myself and Curly (Clarence Kaus). I’ve thought about him often and am glad to hear he had such a wonderful life. My most heartfelt condolences to Diane and the rest of his family.

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Private service arrangements have been made.

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Thank You Notice

We would like to thank Dr. Smallwood, the nurses and staff at the Oliver Hospital, and the nurses and home care workers with Community Palliative Care, who all took such great care of him.

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