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March 12, 1952 - December 21, 2021

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1952, Bela Krasznai went home to be with the Lord on December 21, 2021, in Kelowna, BC at age 69.

While still living in Hungary, Bela met Irene at church and married her on November 30, 1974. They immigrated to Canada in 1981 and lived in Ontario to begin with. Later in the 1980s, they moved to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia and stayed. For Bela, music was a constant theme and joy in his life, so too was his faith and his commitment to his church. Church was a place where he could express his faith and share his music, to the community and through ministry. He was a man of commitment, to his wife, to his son, as well as to their church family.

Bela has gone on ahead and leaves his loved ones behind to join him later: his beloved wife of 47 years, Irene; his son Roland; and his sister Eva Dobner & her family, in Hungary.

To honour Bela's life, a Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Unvaccinated friends and family are welcome to attend, masks will be mandatory.

If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

To view the Livestream/recording, or send the family condolences, please visit www.springfieldfuneralhome.com (click direct link below).

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/krasznai-bela
Condolence Messages
  • Feb 07, 2022
    Roland. I'm sorry to hear about your dad passing. Sending you prayers and hugs!
    Lori Crockett
  • Jan 07, 2022
    My heart goes out to both of you, Irene and Roland. I had such great respect for Bela. He was diligent, industrious, thoughtful and kind. It was an honour to work with him. And his faith and creative gift of music were an inspiration to us all. God be with you and comfort you as you navigate life without him. God is faithful. We will see Bela again in glory.
    Delora (Kuyvenhoven) Lalande
  • Dec 29, 2021
    Irene and Roland we are so sad to hear of the passing of Bela. He was a fixture at Trinity Baptist and it was a pleasure to work with him. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Rick & Catherine Paulger
  • Dec 28, 2021
    Bella was a mainstay at TBC when I worked there in administration many years ago. His quiet thoughtful demeanour was always present and his smile was always heartfelt. A very wonderful man has left this earth and is now with his Lord. My condolences to those left behind but will one day be with him again. Lorraine Hodges
  • Dec 27, 2021
    I'm so very sorry to hear of Bela's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you. I have special memory of his beautiful music. He will be playing that violin in praise to God with the Angels.
    May you find peace in the Lord as you enter this new phase in your life without him.
    Edith Grube
  • Dec 27, 2021
    Irene and Roland - My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your husband and father. I appreciated his music and also his commitment to the work he did at church. May you know God’s comfort and peace. Irene Hait
  • Dec 26, 2021
    Roland and Mother Irene. Please know that Steven and I are thinking of you as you navigate without your dad/husband. He was delightful and we will always remember his musical skills. We so enjoyed sharing the meal and music at your fundraiser at church. I will attempt to live stream on the 29th. Marina & Steven Smith
  • Dec 25, 2021
    To Irene and Roland - My condolences to you on Bela’s passing. My thoughts are with you as you adjust. I always enjoyed talking to Bela.
    Sincerely, your neighbour Faye Hedberg
  • Dec 25, 2021
    Irene and Roland: so very sorry to hear of Bela’s passing. He was always so friendly, hard working, and just a nice person. Gerry Crosby
  • Dec 24, 2021
    Irene and Roland. I am so incredibly sorry to hear of Bela's passing. You are such a lovely family and have always been special to me although we have not seen each other for years. Thank you for sharing Bela with us. He will be missed.
    Kathy Hickson
  • Dec 24, 2021
    Roland and family:
    We were very sorry to hear of Bela’s passing. He always had a friendly smile. We always enjoyed his music. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
    David & Ann Heaslip
  • Dec 24, 2021
    Roland and Irene, our sympathies on your loss. May you take comfort in the many happy memories you have as a family, and in knowing that Bela is in God's loving care. Cece and Rick Sinotte
  • Dec 23, 2021
    To Roland: I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. Sending you and your family my sincere condolences.
    Marzio Manderioli
  • Dec 23, 2021
    Dear Family
    We are so sorry to hear of Bela’s passing. He always had a friendly greeting every time you saw him. He was a most kind man and will be truly missed. A true example to the rest of us. We are going to miss his smiling face.
    David and Marilyn Kornell
  • Dec 23, 2021
    Irene and Ronald, we were saddened to read about the passing of Bela. Our sincere condolences. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Paul and Janneke.
  • Dec 23, 2021
    Oh, Irene and Roland I'm so sorry to read this! My heart aches for you. I always enjoyed to see him. Thinking of you and praying you will have peace. Denise Pratt