Russell Ivan Kotanko

Kotanko, Russell Ivan

Russ Kotanko went to be with his Lord on January 22, 2011 at Kelowna, BC, at the age of 79 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Joanne; children: Craig, Doug (Michelle), Brad (Leah), Sheri (Brent); grandchildren Lindsey (Kim), Krystal (Adam), Jordan, Alexei, Bradon and Cody; and great grandson Jason. Russ loved and supported his family throughout his life; he was a master carver, avid gardener and fisherman. He really enjoyed the outdoors and children and will be missed by all he touched. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery, 2850 Dry Valley Road, Kelowna, BC, followed by a Memorial Celebration of Russ’s Life at 1:00 PM at the chapel of First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, phone: 250-762-2299. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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