– REGEHR, Karl –

November 28, 1951- October 9, 2009

Passed suddenly into the presence of God in the early morning of Friday, October 9, 2008 at the age of 57.

He is survived by his loving wife Barb (Jaster) of just 363 days and her children Becky and Josh Mikolasek of

Kelowna, BC, Karl’s cherished daughters Wanda (Vince) Jordan of Inglis, MB and Carlene (Brent) Penner of Calgary, AB, his five adoring grandchildren Leif, Zach, Jacob, Jorja and Logan;  his grieving parents John and Betty Regehr of Kelowna, as well as his three sisters Eleanor (Dave) Clerk of Fredericton, NB, Sue (Brian) West of Sardis, BC and Alaine (Randal) Bartsch, of Langley, BC , his nieces and nephews, Jordan (Carmen) West, Ashley (Nathaniel) Krieger, Mandy West, Madison Bartsch and Amore Bartch, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, his wife’s family Gerda Jaster,  Deb (Tim) Grauman, Matt Grauman and  Cassie (Colin) Haines, and his many many  friends and  business associates of more than 20 years from Primerica Financial Services.

Many referred to Karl as the “Friendly Giant”. He will be remembered by his positive attitude, calm soothing voice, infectious smile, huge bear hugs and heart of gold. He had a servant’s heart was always willing to lend a helping hand whenever he could. He was a loyal and committed husband, father, step-dad,  son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin  and friend. Karl loved his family and more than anything enjoyed being a Grandpa. He had a passion for photography and was always able to capture the perfect  picture that no one else could.  His other

passion was his BMW motorcycle which took him to many destinations throughout Canada, USA, Europe and northern Africa.  A viewing will be held on Thursday evening,

October 15, 2009 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Everden Rust

Funeral Home, 1910 Windsor Road, Kelowna, BC.

All are welcome to a Celebration of Karl’s life on Friday, October 16, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Willow Park Church,

439 Highway 33, Kelowna, BC. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations in Karl’s memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation  Arrangements in care of

Everden Rust Funeral Services, 250-860-6440.

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