We regret to announce the death at Kelowna General Hospital on August 5, 2009, of Mr. Valentine Sowezenko, at the age of 61 years. Born in Germany, Val came to Canada as a young child, and was a resident of the Vernon area for over fifty years. He was a skilled finishing carpenter and cabinet-maker, and loved nature and fishing. Val was predeceased by his parents, Elko and Zenaida. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 17 years, Gail; his three children: Valerie, Belinda, and Curtis. He is also survived by five brothers: Victor, Charlie (Sherrie), Dan, Paul (Lori-Anne) and David (Carrie); three sisters: Lucie (Bill) Smith, Luby (Mark) Pow, and Helen (Tim) Patterson; and their families. Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, August 14, at 2:30 p.m., in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Val to the BC Cancer Foundation, 601 W. 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1L3.
“He was a loving and caring brother
and friend to all!”