WILLIAM (Bill) WOYTENKO

April 13, 1920 – February 23, 2009. On February 23rd, Bill Woytenko passed away peacefully in his sleep.He is survived by his four loving children, Ed (Lois) Woytenko, Shirley (Garnet) Burton, Bill (Mary) Woytenko and Deborah (Paul) Italiano; grandchildren Donna (Paul) Woodward, Cheryl (Darren) Wozny, Robert (Sandra) Woytenko, Brent and Mark Senio, Amanda and Taylor Woytenko; great grandchildren Nicole, Shelby and Tristen.  He is also survived by his sisters Mary Goyan, Rose Screpnik and Ann (Steve) Eleniak; brothers Mike (Joan) Fedorchuk and Nick (Olga) Fedorchuk, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his sister Kay Klymchuk, brother John Wotenko, brother Fred Fedorchuk and sister Elsie Paradis. Bill was born in Waugh, Alberta and moved to the Athabasca area as a young man.  He was a very successful farmer and was known for being at the forefront of new methods of raising animals and working the land.  He retired and moved to Edmonton and then Kelowna, BC.  Bill had a successful kidney transplant in 1983 and this kidney lasted for 25 years, the balance of Bill’s life.  After Bill retired from farming, he became an avid cook and wine-maker and enjoyed traveling to many parts of the world, including Europe. There will be a viewing on Thursday, February 26th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  A Funeral Service will be held at St. Michael’s & All Angels Cathedral, 608 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 10:00 am, with burial at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, #320-1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V1Y 7N5.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077


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