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Passed away on November 23, 2017 at the age of 81. Wilbert is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter Bonny Sitter; son Shane Borkowsky (Chrissy); and grandchildren Jessica Sinclair (Nolan) and Megan Sitter. He is predeceased by daughter Shelley Joy (in infancy). A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:00 am at Christ Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, with Pastor Patricia Giannelia officiating. Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, www.heartandstroke.ca, the BC Lung Association, www.bc.lung.ca or Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2091 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC.
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Condolence Messages
  • Nov 29, 2017
    The man with the golden voice and personality synonymous to thousands with Benvoulin Rd. Strawberries has gone silent. I had a fortuitous encounter with Wilbur in the early nineties when I was in need of a solid field assistant I could work with during our annual harvest seasons. Wilbur turned out to be this person in spades, became my right hand man for the subsequent twenty plus years. He possessed all the attributes that an employer could wish for and more. Wilbur and Doris soon became integral to our harvest seasons, and valued friends to us and extended family. Will was a gentleman and highly principled individual, with a one hundred per cent commitment to his undertakings. Berry pickers young and old appreciated his amiable and genuine personality, his fairness and efficiency. Will possessed ease of communication spanning all age groups. Will was a great partner during harvest season, we shared the challenges and the pleasures. I am forever grateful for his devotion, support and friendship. Wilbur's heaven would be incomplete without a strawberry patch nearby ."Y'all come back now, you hear?"
    Thank-you my friend, Gabe Coupal
  • Nov 28, 2017
    So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice family man. Lucy and Ivan Jakubovski
  • Nov 28, 2017
    Dear Doris, Bonnie, and Shaun,
    So sorry for the loss of our uncle and friend. We will always have so many great memories of your visits to see us all at my mom and dad's house. So much laughter and fun. Thank you for the good times, you and Uncle Wilbert are so special. We hope all is well with you all and hope someday we can meet again.
    Love always, Jane and Lloyd
    Our children are all fine. They all live in Fernie, BC, including Kevin's 2 young sons..the pride of our lives.
  • Nov 28, 2017
    So sorry for your loss, Doris.
    Terry Banks & Mary Burwash
  • Nov 27, 2017
    Dear Doris and Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of such a kind and happy man. He loved his family and enjoyed his convertible car.
    There are no words.
    Joanne Knorr