Franz (Frank) STIEWE

STIEWE, Franz (Frank) Beloved father and husband Frank passed away Sept. 21, 2009 at 87 years of age.  He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Waltraud (nee Doehl) and his two treasured daughters Karen and Barbara, both of Kelowna.  Born in Koslin, Pommern, Germany, Frank immigrated to Vancouver, BC in 1951 where he met and married wife Waltraud (Trudy).  He received his

Canadian citizenship in 1957.  After attending UBC, he relocated his family to Osoyoos and purchased his first orchard in 1959. He farmed throughout the Southern Okanagan until his retirement.  He worshiped the land and the freedom it brought him.  Frank loved animals, nature, music, the arts and history.  He entertained friends and

family over the years with his accordion, storytelling and wonderful sense of humor.  Frank resided in Kelowna for the past 13 years and struggled with health issues for the past two years.  He received a successful kidney transplant in 1994. A celebration of Life will be held at Everden Rust

Funeral Services, 1910 Windsor Road in Kelowna on

Friday, Oct. 2, at 3:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation.