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Obituary of Edward Loeppky

loeppky-edward-300x300Passed away suddenly at Kelowna General Hospital on September 12, 2016 at the age of 76 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary; daughter Twyla (Gary) Schlenker; son Todd (Roxane); daughter Suzanna (Lyndon) Dojohn; daughter Jamie (Tom) Janovsky; his grandchildren Kristi (Tyler) Kort, Leesa & Jeffrey Schlenker; Brett & Ty Loeppky; Benjamin, Haley & Connor Dojohn and Simon & Marcus Janovsky; sister Rosella (Ben) Friesen and their family.

Edward’s humble beginnings were in the small house on Main Street in Niverville, Manitoba where he was surrounded by a large extended family and many close friends. After completing Grade 11, Edward attended Elim Bible School for one year. He began working at the Steinbach Credit Union. He proudly married the love of his life, Mary (Kasdorf) on July 11, 1963, and was immediately blessed with many brothers and sisters in law who would become lifelong friends. A year later Ed and Mary became proud parents with the birth of their first daughter, Twyla. At that time Ed began a new position in hospital administration in Steinbach. Three years later they celebrated the birth of their son, Todd and Edward took a position at the hospital in Preeceville, Saskatchewan. Family and friends pulled them back to Steinbach, where he began his role as salesman at E.G. Penner Building Center. In 1969, Ed branched out on his own and purchased the local jewellery store, renamed Edward’s Jewellers where he was soon known as ‘Diamond Ed’. That same year they delighted in the birth of another daughter, Suzanna.  Two years later, their family was made complete with the birth of their daughter Jamie.

Ed’s dream to move his family to Kelowna, BC was fulfilled in 1978, when he sold the jewellery store. He continued his passion for sales by joining the team at Kelowna Chrysler. Because he loved people and selling cars he received several awards as ‘salesman of the month’ and became well known in the community. In 2004 he joined his son at Todd’s Automotive until he suffered a stroke in 2009. He continued his career path at Home Depot, serving as a greeter, allowing him to connect with people.

Edward LOVED life! He loved Jesus, who was his Lord and Saviour. He loved his family, who were his pride and joy. He loved his grandchildren and celebrated each activity, sport and event they participated in as their biggest cheerleader. He loved his church and serving others with passion. He loved to be active: golfing, coaching baseball, writing notes of encouragement, treating his family to Dairy Queen soft serve, snowmobiling, watching the Winnipeg Jets and the Blue Bombers, going for coffee with a friend, cheering on the Kelowna Rockets or going for a drive. Yes, he loved much and he was loved by so many. Thank you for sharing life with Edward. He will be dearly missed here and we are confident he is eagerly greeting those whom he is meeting in heaven.

Please join us in remembering and celebrating Edward’s life on Friday, September 16 at 10:30 am at Trinity Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity NextGen Building Fund c/o Trinity Church, 1905 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V7.


Back to the Grind of School and Sports

After a goIMGP0460od summer counselling at Bible Camp Riley Francey says he is ready for the grind of the fall school semester. Practicing football 4 nights a week plus a game every can be taxing on the body. If that isn’t enough he also has varsity volleyball practices every morning before classes begin and then most weekends are busy with tournaments and church youth events. His parents allow him to keep this crazy schedule if his studies are not affected negatively.

Riley again quarterbacked the Garden City Gophers to another lopsided win this week. He passed for 368 yards and 5 touchdowns in their game against Dakota Collegiate to win the game 48 – 28. Riley gives all the credit to his offensive line and fantastic receivers.   With the score 48 to 14 at the end of the 3rd quarter Riley and number of  other 1st stringers were taken out of the game  to give the younger guys some experience. It did not take Dakota very long to find the holes with the young guys in the game.  The new quarterback threw 2 interceptions, both of which eventually ended as touchdowns.  This was great experience for the future Gopher players.  GC’s success has tIMGP0673hem in 1st place in the highest division in High School football in Manitoba. Riley says they need to get much better if they want to stay in that position. The season is young and they have a lot of tough games ahead of them.
Riley’s younger brother Reese who is in grade 9 is a defensive back on the same team.

Offensive Star of the Week


Riley Francey started the 2015 season with a big game against Murdock-Mackay.  Francey led the Gophers of Garden City to 40 – 19 victory, connecting on 15 of 21 passes for 261 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Francey was also called on to play defensive corner when his teammate was injured in the 2nd half.  Francey was named the CTV Star of the Week for his play.


Corinne playing hockey for Balmoral

CorrineCorinne Schroeder is loving the hockey at Balmoral Hall and has a great group of girls to work and spend time with. She went to Vermont the first week of September and the team did better than expected. That tournament was a challenging one, they won 3 and lost 3, with one of the losses being a shoot out in the B side semi-finals.  Their coach was happy with the way the weekend went. They will be heading to Hamilton for the Stoney Creek Tournament from Sept. 18 to Sept. 20.   We wish Corinne all the best as she plays with the Balmoral Hall Blazers.

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The BH Blazers Hockey program offers female hockey players high calibre training and development opportunities, along with a rigorous academic curriculum delivered in small class settings. The BH Blazers program includes a high school team, a developmental hockey skills program as well as a skating skills program for Grades 3 – 5. Unique to BH is a high performance hockey program that provides an international platform for promising elite female hockey players to enhance their opportunity to secure collegiate level hockey scholarships.

Must read / Must pray

Wrapping our Heads around more info…

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We all had a good night last night, but Darcy has the start of a cold. Ugh…So we have decided that he will trade places with my parents, and stay at the hotel for now. We’ll get a mattress for the floor here at RMH and squeeze in.
We met the surgeon again this morning and it was good to finally get most of the details about Owen’s heart. I’ve been waiting over a year to learn exactly what is going on and now most of the questions are answered. There were some changes to the diagnosis we had before.
So, where to start…   Read More …

Owen’s Surgery

Owen with Mini-Owen.

Owen with Mini-Owen.

Owen Reimers heart surgery is scheduled for Sept 1, 2015.  Let’s pray for him, his family and the doctors.  For more information go to: 100 Good Wishes

Peter Kasdorf turns 80

On May 18, 2015 Pete celebrated his 80th birtday.

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Congratulations Pete and Happy Birthday.  We wish you good health and many more birthdays.  What is next on your ‘bucket list’?

West Kelowna D-Backs – Great

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Riding the arms that produced three complete-game pitching performances and another six-inning outing, the West Kelowna D-Backs swept a pair of doubleheaders on Vancouver Island during the weekend.

The D-Backs capped the perfect across-the-gulf excursion and improved to 11-7 in B.C. Midget AAA Baseball League play by defeating the host Cowichan Valley Mustangs 9-1 Sunday afternoon.


Joel Flood went all the way on the mound, giving up just three hits and striking out four. The D-Backs connected for 11 hits, two each from Ostrom, Jeff Schlenker, Carter Martens and Jacob Holland, the latter hitting a double, as did teammate Ty Loeppky.


Loeppky had toed the rubber in the D-Backs’ 5-0 win in the first game on Sunday. He allowed Cowichan only three hits and struck out seven batters in another complete-game performance. His teammates managed five hits, three of which came off the bat of Nic Ostrom, who hit a two-run triple.


In Victoria on Saturday, West Kelowna opened the weekend by defeating the host Eagles 5-2, with all five runs coming in the third inning.


Once again, the D-Backs had their starting pitcher (Nathaniel Woods) go the distance. He scattered seven hits and posted three strikeouts, while throwing just 105 pitches.


His teammates combined for seven hits of their own. Loeppky led the charge with a double and a triple.

Todd and Brett Loeppky coach this team and Ben Dojohn, Jeff Schlenker, and Ty Loeppky on the team.

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Congratulations Edward

Today we celebrate the gift of Easter but we also find ourselves up in Kelowna to celebrate 75 years of life for Jamie’s dad! He took a great risk years ago moving his family from the stability of the mid west to their new home in BC’s desert country. He brought their family through great times of plenty but also through times of great struggle all the while trying to focus on the importance of bringing family together. Happy Birthday Edward Loeppky! And thank you for allowing me a place as part of your family!!!  –  Tom Janovsky

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Tyson Priebe – Guitarist

Tyson Priebe
 An accomplished guitarist and songwriter, Tyson Priebe is a first-year student at CMU where he plays in a number of ensembles and bands.
Tyson has also participated in many musical groups outside of school, and has recorded on a number of albums this past year.
His solo acoustic guitar repertoire can best be described as both grounded and ethereal, as he takes a simple melody and elaborates on it significantly to the point where it is hidden beneath blankets of harmonies and countermelodies.
If you have the opportunity to hear Tyson you will not be disappointed.
All the best Tyson as you continue to bless others with your special gift.