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KARPOL, Peter

KARPOL, Peter

KARPOL, PETER
We are saddened to share the unfortunate news of the peaceful passing of our Dad, Grandpa/Gido, who was surrounded by his loving family on September 15, 2019, at the age of 95.
He was born on April 15, 1924, in Rycroft, Alberta to parents Sam and Nellie Karpol.
Left to mourn his passing are his son Don (Gail) Kurmey of Saskatoon, SK, son Andy (Janice) Kurmey of Lethbridge, AB, son Darcy (Tianna) Karpol of Kelowna, BC, and daughter Tracey (Corey) Knorr of Kelowna, BC. Also left to mourn are 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Dad grew up on the family farm, leaving for Edmonton with just a suitcase and his bicycle at age 21, then taking the train to Vancouver to find any work he could. He purchased shares in a bar on East Hastings called The Grand Union, which is still there today. He met Jane and got married in 1963, and then moved to Saskatoon and worked as a carpenter. In 1979, he decided to retire and move to Kelowna where he built 2 family homes. He continued keeping busy doing some carpentry work and was proud of his garden and fruit trees. He loved playing his harmonica and spending time with his family. He was always ready to lend a helping hand with anything that was needed by anyone.
Dad will be missed and remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Special thanks to all who cared for our dad at Cottonwoods Care Home.
At dads request, there will be no funeral. Cremation and a private family gathering will be held at a later date.
Arrangements with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC 250-762-2299.


Condolence Messages
  • Sep 25, 2019
    Dear Darcy, Tracy and family,
    Very sorry about the loss of your beloved father. We always enjoyed his company whenever we saw him May great memories bring you all peace.
    Mario and Berbie
  • Sep 21, 2019
    Dear Tracey
    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad.
    If there is anything I can do for you, please call.
    Sincerely, Rick VanderHoek
  • Sep 20, 2019
    Darcy, Tianna, & Family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you all tons of love.
    Love,
    Flo xo
  • Sep 20, 2019
    Darcy, Tianna and your family,
    So sorry to read of the loss of your Dad. May memories that you shared help you through this sad time. Our deepest condolences.
    From Phil & Wendy Olinger
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Tianna, Darcy and family, my condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Joanne Murphy
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Darcy, Tianna and family,
    So sorry for your loss. I'm sure the wonderful memories of your father and grandfather will always bring a smile and he will always be with you in your heart.
    Hugs, Susan Riddell
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Darcy and family. We never met your father, but we do know the hole it will leave in your lives. It takes awhile, but your hearts will heal. Our blessings are with you during these bleak days.
    Jo & John Broughton
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Dear Darcy, Tianna and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your recent loss. We hope that you have many happy memories that will help you get through this most difficult time.
    Hugs...
    Suzanne and Richard
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Sending loving prayers to you, Tianna, Darcy and family. Never easy to say goodbye to a parent. Godspeed, Peter.
    hugs and bsk
    Wendy Johnston
  • Sep 18, 2019
    My condolences to you and your family Darci & Tianna.
    Clarence & Maria Johnson
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Dearest Darcy,Tianna,kids & extended family -
    We are saddened to know of his passing. Our deepest condolences are sent your way! May you take comfort in knowing that his mind & body are well again and that he is once again with loved ones who have gone before. No doubt his heart is joyful to be released from his body that has kept him imprisoned for these past years here on earth.
    much Love - Elayne, Rob, & family
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Dear Cousins Tracey, Darcy, Don, Andy and Families. Our sincerest condolences to you all for the loss of Uncle Peter. We have such wonderful memories of him and Aunty Jane. I had the privilege of living with them for a few months when they lived them in Saskatoon he was a very special Uncle to me. Knowing he is in heaven dancing with the love of his life ... Aunty Jane gives me great comfort. Uncle Peter you will be missed eternally but never forgotten as we embrace the thoughts of you in our hearts. Our prayers and thoughts are with YOU the family as you take time to heal.
    Love Cousin Nadine, Ron and Shana Rogalski. [email protected]
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Dear Tracey and family, thinking about you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Hugs, Sandy and Jack Unser
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Tracy, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.
    Hugs,
    Susan Johal
  • Sep 18, 2019
    So sorry to hear about Peter. We always enjoyed our times that we spent with him at our family function. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    Love,
    Brad, Cydnee, Brycen and Jeran
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