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Nick Kwitkoski

April 10, 1925 - February 20, 2011

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Going swiftly to the Lord, Nick Kwitkoski left his family. He was born April 10, 1925 near Wadena, Saskatchewan. He died at age 85 in his home near Oliver, BC with his loving wife near him on Sunday, February 20, 2011. Predeceased by his parents and four siblings he is survived by many who loved him; Lillian Kwitkoski (nee Billesberger), wife of 58 years; Children:
Lynn Whitfield and husband Allan and grandchildren Christopher, Steven, Neal and family,
Rick Kwitkoski and wife Patricia and grandchildren Julia and Jacob,
Lori Falkenholt and husband Alan and grandchildren Daniel and family, Michael and family, Beverly and Tamara,
Rita Throckmorton and husband John and grandchildren Mark and family, Angela and family, Lisa and Victoria,
Roger Kwitkoski,
Robert Kwitkoski,
Jennifer Wetter and husband Michael and grandchildren Alexandra, Erin and Jacob,
Russell Kwitkoski and wife April and grandchildren Darren, Emily and Nathan,
Diane Johnson and husband David and grandchildren Blair and family, Brandie and Liam,
Donald Kwitkoski and wife Sandra and grandchildren Travis, Lucas, Samuel and Darian,
Ivor Kwitkoski and wife Christina;
brother Edward Kwiatkoski and wife Helen and family. As well as
many cousins, nephews, nieces, great-grandchildren, grand-nephews and grand-nieces

Born on a family farm in Saskatchewan, Nick learned to love land, farming and gardening. After WW II he became a heavy-duty mechanic, which was his occupation for many years, and then returned to farming as an orchardist near Oliver for 19 years before retiring. As an orchardist Nick was a member of the BC Fruit Growers’ Association. Nick was a good and loving father and provided well for his family whom for him meant everything.

Nick was active and passionate in his church and in his beliefs. Over his years he was a choir member, Eucharistic minister and member of the Knights of Columbus. Nick was an outdoorsman and his passions were fishing and hunting. He belonged to the Southern Okanagan Sportsmen’s Association for many years. Nick kept a kitchen garden for all but the last few years of his life and enjoyed the new growth of spring, the tending of growing plants and the richness of the fall harvest. As an orchardist he followed the seasons of growth, fruition and dormancy closely. He loved his work.

Nick will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. In remembrance of Nick, donations may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church Building Fund, PO Box 130, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0.
Prayers will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Friday February 25, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church. A funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Sebastian Puthenpura at 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 26, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church. A reception will then be hosted by the CWL in the church lower hall.
Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Susan McIntosh Burnett
Relation: Lillian is a close family friend.

It is with a feeling of great loss that Nick is no longer with us. I have fond memories of Nick visiting us in our home in West Vancouver when he was courting Lillian. After, when he was raising his family, he and Lillian were always gracious hosts in welcoming us into their home. Nick’s sense of humour and sincere interest in others stand out as strong personality traits.

Sincerely, Susan McIntosh Burnett

From: John & Glenda Marvin
Relation: Nephew

We were sorry to hear about Uncle Nick passing away, but know that through his faith in Christ, he has gone to be with the Lord and with parents, brothers, sisters, and other family members who have gone before him.

I have fond memories of Uncle Nick when I was a very young child. He gave big hugs and loved children. He was a jokester and enjoyed playing and roughhousing with us kids. And don’t ask me why, but I still remember the time we visitied Uncle Nick, Auntie Lillian and all the kids at their Prince George house in 1975 with my mom(sister Anne), his sister, and her husband, Kay & Matt Kuczyk, where Uncle Nick took a bunch of us kids to Reid Lake, After returning home, Uncle Nick picked up a guitar and sang a song about “We go swimming at Reid Lake.” I know he’ll be missed by all who were touched by his love and warmth. Rest in peace Uncle Nick.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 26, 2011
Beginning at 11:00am

Location:
Christ the King Catholic Church
35060 - 107th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A funeral mass will be celebrated by Fr. Sebastian Puthenpura at 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 26, 2011 at Christ the King Catholic Church. A reception hosted by the CWL will follow in the church lower hall. Cremation will follow the mass. An urn interment and committal will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday February 27, 2011 at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery.

35060 - 107th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

 

Date & Time:
February 25, 2011
Beginning at 7:00pm

Location:
Christ the King Catholic Church
35060 - 107th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Prayers will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Friday February 25, 2010 at Christ the King Catholic Church.

35060 - 107th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:
Christ the King Catholic Church Building Fund
PO Box 130
Oliver, BC
V0H 1T0

 

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