passed away peacefully after a dignified battle with cancer on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the age of 75.  Survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan; his daughter Joanne Koepke (Ray) of Kelowna; three sons, Lawrence (Glenda) of Calgary, AB; Dale (Jane) of Sicamous, BC and Chris (Angela) of Kelowna; eight grandchildren, Jeremy (Sylvia) Block, Carmen Block, Keegan Block, Dustin Koepke, Jason Block, Curtis Koepke, Jackson Block and Ellie Block; brother Art (Beryle) and sisters Esther Erickson, Alvina (Bud) Rokosh and Jane (Bob) Nicholson.  Sadly predeceased by his parents, Jake in 1962 and Betty in 2001.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday June 26, 2008 at 10:00 am at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.  A gift in living memory of Walter will be made to “Hospice Care” by Springfield Funeral Home, 250-860-7077.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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