LOUIS GOBOLOS

GOBOLOS, LOUIS: February 5, 1917 – March 12, 2011: Devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, was peacefully welcomed into the arms of the Lord. Survived by son, John of Kelowna; daughter, Marilyn (Wayne) Limbert of Fruitvale; grandchildren, David (Jocosa) of Fort MacMurray, Steven (Jenna) of Fruitvale and Kevin of Conneticut; great grandchildren Rachel, Nathan and Ryan of Fruitvale; as well as many nephews and nieces. Predeceased by his loving wife Mary (2004) of 62 years; parents Paul and Matilda; brothers Joe and Paul, and sister Mary. Born in Vamosmikola, Hungary, Louis came to Canada as a child, growing up in Plunkett, Saskatchewan. As a young adult he spent several years on Vancouver Island before settling in Penticton where he and Mary married and began a family. Having been a fruit grower in Penticton Louis saw potential on Vancouver Island, and in 1963, with the support of his family, Louis established a tree fruit industry on the Island. In 1999 Louis and Mary moved back to Penticton. His thoughtfulness, gentleness and determination are a lasting joy. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 18 at 2:00 PM at St. Ann’s Church, 1296 Main St., Penticton. In remembrance donations may be made to St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Arrangements in care of EVERDEN RUST FUNERAL SERVICES, 493-4112.