It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Walter Joseph Kristalowich. He is cherished and dearly missed by Tena, his best friend and devoted wife of forty years as well as siblings Teeni Yanick, Sophie Cowell,

Michael Kristalowich, Frank

Fiarchuk, Nick Fiarchuk, Tom Fiarchuk and many nieces and nephews.


Walter was born March 3rd 1948 on a farm in Elphinstone, Manitoba to Rose and Adolph Kristalowich.  He moved to Kelowna in 1973, met the love of his life at a dance and spent his 35 year career at Crown Packaging. He was a long-standing member of the Snowmobile Club – one of his greatest passions.


Walter had a wonderful way with people and made lifelong friends wherever he went.  Always a joke at hand and a laugh waiting to be shared.  He will be deeply missed by all the lives he touched. 


A special thank you to Dr. Susan Ellard and Dr. Larry Bobyn.


The Funeral service will take place on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 1pm at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Children’s Hospital

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