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WILHELM, Clarence Frank

WILHELM, Clarence Frank

Clarence went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2017 at the age of 81. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Loraine, son Todd (Donna), daughters Shelley (Peter) and Colleen (Steven); grandchildren Jon, Kaidi, Derek, Alex; great grandchild Carter; sisters Elma and Eileen; brother Ron (Darla); sisters-in-law Paula and Helen and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary, his brothers Allan, George, Len and Donny and his daughter Lisa.
Clarence worked the family farm until 1972 when he moved his family to West Kelowna. He was active in the Knights of Columbus and was also a member of the Westbank Lions Club.
Prayers will be recited on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 11:00 am both at Our Lady of Lourdes, 2547 Hebert Road, West Kelowna, BC. Interment to follow at Westbank Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3 or BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.
Many thanks to the nurses and doctors at Kelowna General Hospital for their excellent care.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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Condolence Messages
  • Jul 21, 2017
    My sincere condolences to the Wilhelm family.
    Kathy York
  • Jun 15, 2017
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May cherished memories comfort you & your family.
    Harry & Norma Dmytryshyn
  • Jun 15, 2017
    Sorry to hear this. We will always remember Clarence and all the good times we had.
    Ed and Carol Cook
  • Jun 10, 2017
    I am sad that Clarence has gone to meet the Lord. I remember him and Lorraine welcoming everyone into their home. Clarence was always a gentle spirit and non judging. Although it saddens my heart to see him no longer, I have a comfort in knowing that he is in a better place praying and leading us to the heavens in preparations to meet our maker. He was an example of a great father, a friend, and a great husband. I pray for you all to find comfort and peace in knowing he is ok. My prayers go with you all. Lorraine, Lisa, Shelley, Todd and colleen. May God give you strength and courage.
    love Lynn Hale
  • Jun 09, 2017
    Dear Loraine, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Clarence
    always took the time to talk to Clark and I, when he was picking you up at the
    grocery store. He was always friendly and had a smile no matter how he felt. They enjoyed the many chats they had. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Take Care, Joan Vanston
  • Jun 07, 2017
    So sorry to hear Clarence has passed on. I had a lot of good times working with Clarence during our years at Decor Doors. He will be remembered and missed by many. Rest in peace my friend.
    Doug Clift
  • Jun 07, 2017
    Loraine, Todd, Shelley, Colleen and family, we are so sad to hear of Clarence's passing. He was a kind and loving man, and always made us feel welcome in your home. Our condolences to you all,
    Doug and Kitty Truant.
  • Jun 05, 2017
    We are saddened to hear the death of your beloved husband Clarence. Lorraine may each day be brightened as you pass the grieving moment. RIP. Take care.
    Co and Flore
  • Jun 03, 2017

    Sending you our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
    Jeannette and Roy Cowan
  • Jun 03, 2017
    Loraine, sad times for you and your family. Our hearts go out to you.
  • Jun 03, 2017
    Sorry to hear Clarence has passed, I worked with him at Decor Doors and we had a lot of laughs. He was a great guy to work with, stand up guy that had no problem letting you know what, when and why he could do it faster!! He was a father figure to us young kids in the door plant. He will be missed.
    For ever remembered:) Tim Kendal
  • Jun 02, 2017
    Loraine and family, our deepest condolences. Clarence was the best friend one could have. Will miss him terribly. Love and prayers to all, Tom and Pearl Lesosky
  • Jun 02, 2017
    Dear Loraine, Shelley, and my friend Colleen, we were so sorry to hear about Clarence. You are in our thoughts.
    Much love,
    Howard and Isabelle Faulkner
  • Jun 02, 2017
    So sad to hear of Clarence passing. My heartfelt condolences to all of the family. I can only imagine the rejoicing in heaven when he met with Lisa again. Our love and prayers for peace.
    Teresa Savard and Helen Lott
  • Jun 02, 2017
    To The Wilhelm Family:
    My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Clarence. I met Clarence many, many years ago as he worked with my Dad Stan Freier at Homeco Industries. Clarence was a guy to know him was to love him. My Dad spoke very highly of Clarence with a lot of respect. Always had a smile and a hi for you. I saw quickly why my Dad spoke highly of him because he was a remarkable man. He was kind, honest, a real family man, thoughtful, loving and caring - the list goes on. An honour to have known this man, a real honour.
    Sandi Freier-Giddings
  • Jun 01, 2017
    Loraine and family, we are sorry to learn of Clarence's passing. It's amazing to think that we met forty-five years ago when Clarence and Dennis worked together. We send our condolences. Rest in Peace, Clarence. Dennis and Gail Glasscock
  • Jun 01, 2017
    Wilhelm family, my deepest condolences to you all. I have know Clarence for many years and Clarence is one of the finest gentleman I have ever known. Clarence was always quick to compliment and always had a smile and a handshake when we met. So sorry for your loss.
    Daryl and Dee Utigard
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