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UPDATED VIEWING INFO - MOTSCHKO, Frank David

UPDATED VIEWING INFO - MOTSCHKO, Frank David

A viewing will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

Frank Motscho was born December 26, 1955, in Kelowna, BC at the Kelowna General Hospital, and passed away on October 14, 2021, in Kelowna, BC at the Kelowna General Hospital.

Having grown up in Kelowna, Frank had lots of connections locally and plenty of stories to tell. He was always stubborn, persistent, curious, adventurous and didn’t want to live by anybody else’s rules - traits that stayed with him throughout his life. He started out as a tree faller in Revelstoke, BC and Ucluelet, BC. After motorcycle related injuries, he turned to machining full time, and was a perfectionist and innovator in his work. Frank was passionate about motorcycles and road trips, especially to the desert, the Bonneville Salt Flats and Sturgis. For years, he was involved with A.I.M. (Association for Injured Motorcyclists). He was also the co-owner of the motorcycle shop Linedance Cycle, and later owner of Performance Cycle Engineering (and could often be heard blasting tunes). Health issues eventually led to the closure of his shop. He continued to ride his bicycle and to work on his motorcycles, and he would often go to motorcycle coffee meets and on the motorcycle SOHC4 forums. He could always be found at Starbucks talking to everybody, and if not, at McDonald’s – but never at Tim Horton’s. Frank was very outgoing and made friends with everyone. Lastly, he was also very proud of his beard and at times, being mistaken for Santa Claus.

Married in 1994 to Sabine Pokropp, and they had twins in 1997, daughter Julia and son Vincent Pokropp-Motschko.

Predeceased by father Alfred Motschko and brother Mike Motschko, Frank is survived by wife Sabine Pokropp; children Julia and Vincent Pokropp-Motschko; mother-in-law Ilse Pokropp; mother Gertraud Motschko; siblings Gabriela Liberty (Barry), Wayne Motschko, Debby Horn, Karin Motschko (Bryan), and Carla Motschko; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Frankie, you will always be in our hearts and memories.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the BC Lung Association, bc.lung.ca.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021, WE WILL HOLD A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AT AN EVENT FARM ON 4490 ANDERSON ROAD, BETWEEN 11:30AM – 4:30PM. We invite all who wish to pay their respects to come by. It will be outside, with tents in case there is any rain. Covid-19 rules apply: must be double vaccinated and bring proof, 50 people at a time. In an effort to space out visits to keep under 50 people, please fill in a slot on this Google Docs sheet, if possible (around one hour unless numbers permit for longer; we need to keep count at the gate).

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gTwE8cKQEWluDvSjT2s-2bm_qpR-jXJ2fxfKM06hJfU/edit?usp=sharing (easier on the computer, on the phone you may need the app. Also, easier if you have Gmail. You may be able to add a comment in from the top right chat bubble-looking icon if you are not able to edit) You can also text 778-363-7223 (or call if you can’t text, but text preferred).

Next year sometime, we will scatter some of Frank’s ashes in Bonneville, and we invite friends of Frank’s to ride along. We would also like to do the same in the Okanagan, riding towards the border. More details to come.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com (click direct link below)


Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/motschko-frank-david
Condolence Messages
  • Nov 16, 2021

    Frank was one of a kind, a character and a citizen of Kelowna
    Frank had a warm smile and was always ready for a conversation and a laugh.
    Condolences to the family.
    Gregg Philip Moubray
  • Nov 15, 2021
    Sorry to hear this and very sad. I didn’t know him long but I had a shop in Glenmore beside his. I would see him a couple times a week and he always had a good old motorcycle story to tell. He will be missed.
    Lonnie.
  • Oct 27, 2021
    so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Our condolences to the Motscko family
    Pete and Helga Goll
  • Oct 23, 2021
    Met Frank back in the early 80's through Doug R. Was always the character and found something to laugh about. Death is no friend to man. May your memories of the good times bring solace to your pain at this time.
    Death will yield to Jesus call...
    Sherry
  • Oct 23, 2021
    George Graham of Coldstream BC and Kel of Victoria, have many memories of Frank,,,,,he'll never be forgotten!
  • Oct 23, 2021
    We grieve with you
    grateful for some meaningful memories.
    Roland and Hanni Gebauer
  • Oct 23, 2021
    Offering my sincerest condolences to Franks family. Frank was definately one of a kind! He was so proud of his motorcycle and parts collections and it amazed me how he could recall a story about and how he aquired every single piece. In the short time I knew him I got to appreciate his knowledge and enjoyed his company. Rest in peace Frank.
    Dan Runge
  • Oct 22, 2021
    Sabine, Vincent, Julia & Family, please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Leo & Frank connected through a love for CB 750 Hondas that developed into a lifelong friendship. Frank was so lucky to find the love of a woman who allowed him to indulge in all his favorite hobbies. His passion for and knowledge of bicycles and motorcycles will be missed! Linda & Leo Beauregard.
  • Oct 22, 2021
    To the family of Frank our sincere sympathies go out to you. I remember doing Sabine's hair when she first came to Canada and stayed in touch with Debby and Gertaude over the years.
    Ange (Netz) Becker
  • Oct 22, 2021
    I met Frank in about 1980 and, although we did not share turkey dinners, I enjoyed every time we had together over the last 41 years. Bless you Frank.
    Ken Buhler
  • Oct 21, 2021
    Our hearts are with all of you. May God comfort you with special memories of Frank and times spent together, and may he give you courage and strength to go on, moment by moment, day by day. With much love, Christa, Ira and Ruth.
  • Oct 21, 2021
    Frank sparked my interest in machining when I was in high school, and working on motorcycles and cars. It would later become my profession as well. I'll never forget Frank and my brother and I doing burn-outs on our motorcycles in my friend Matt's bodyshop paint booth. We had some good fun- Frank was one of a kind! He will be missed by many-
    Darcy Langhorn
  • Oct 21, 2021
    Dear Sabine, I was so sad to hear of your dear husband's passing.
    My heart aches for you and your family May God give you all strength to carry on.
    Our thoughts and prayers are sent to you Sylvie Bernard
  • Oct 21, 2021
    Deb, Kevin and the Motschko Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to all of you.
    Brad & Linda Oliver
  • Oct 21, 2021
    I worked with your husband Frank at ellison lake sawmill he was a great guy to work with and we had a good laugh everyday especially when he use to roll his tire down the hill,so sad to hear of your loss. Wes stubbs.
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Sending our condolences. Very sorry to hear of Franks passing..
    Stone Family
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Sabine shocked to hear of Franks passing Condolences to you and the family , I have many good memories of Frank he will be missed !
    Jayce Murtagh
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Dear Sabine - so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. Hoping you can find comfort surrounded by your family and friends during this difficult time. Will keep you in my thoughts. Marion Geisheimer
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Our sincere sympathies to all of Frank’s family. I met Frank in1974 and the life experiences we shared on many short and long motorcycle trips through the years were truly memorable. We’d have many laughs about a lot of those rides when reminiscing . Joan loved him because he was such a respectful friend. We’re going to miss him greatly. Ride on forever old buddy, ride on ! Wayne and Joan Ransom.
  • Oct 20, 2021
    I’m so very sorry to hear of Frank’s passing, Sabine, my heart goes out to you and your family,
    Melissa (your last mail lady)
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Dear Sabine and family, So shocked to hear about Frank’s passing, so sorry for your loss. Hopefully you will be surrounded by good memories in the days ahead. Thinking of you all at this sad time. With friendship, Wendy Crawford
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Condolences to the Motschko family.
    I have fond memories of Frank as a kid in the 1960's. My brother and I would ride our bicycles to the Motschko's home on Burtch Road in the Five Bridges area (now Landmark area). We would fish with Frank and his brother Mike for trout in the irrigation ditch that ran through their yard and the fields across the road. We would also watch the massive kokanee run in Mill Creek behind Shady Rest Fish and Chips.
    Frank was always the one with a big grin on his face, even when we pulled pranks that got us into trouble.
    Frank, you are gone much too soon.
    Bernie Kaplun.
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Sorry to hear about Frank’s passing. I wish I would have had that beer with him. Don Strong
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Our memories of Frank, even so he had the look of a tough biker, if you knew him, he represented more the image of a gentle giant. Our sympathy and condolences
    to Traute, Sabine and her children and his siblings. May God comfort you.
    Elfriede and Klaus Albrecht.
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Our deepest sympathies - I will miss my near life-long friend immensely.
    Frank, Sheila and the Vaski family
  • Oct 20, 2021
    Our deepest sympathies go out to the Motschko family and especially to Traute ,Sabine,Julia and Vincent we have many good memories of times that we spent together our thoughts and prayers are going out to you .
    Erwin &Rose Giebler
  • Oct 20, 2021
    To Tante Gertraud and the Motschco family, I wish to express deepest sympathies for your loss. I would like to on behalf of my brothers and families offer our condolences. I remember many fond visits in my youth to Kelowna with my parents. Frank took me on my first motorcycle ride in my life which is a strong favoured memory.
    Peace,
    Leo Hoyer and family.
  • Oct 19, 2021
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Motschko family and especially Traute Franks mom. It must be heartbreaking to bury your child. We have many memories with the Motschko family they go back a long way. I remember when Frank was born. May you know that God will be your strength in this sad and difficult time. Also condolences to Frank’s wife and his dear children. I am sure they will miss him a lot.
    Les and Frieda
  • Oct 19, 2021
    Sabine, Julia and Vincent,
    Our deepest condolences, you are in our hearts. We will miss the many little chats we had with Frank as he toured the neighborhood and kept us up to date on the goings on.
    Sandra and Tom Rosin
  • Oct 19, 2021
    My heart goes out to you Sabine , Vincent and Julia and the rest of the Motchko family . I'm still shocked to hear about Frank's passing it doesn't seam real , it's another bad year for loosing good people and Frank was one of the best . Rest in y my friend , Dave McKee
  • Oct 19, 2021
    Our deepest condolences to Sabine and family and our Motschko family - our hearts are broken with yours. Dave and Doreen (Albrecht)
  • Oct 19, 2021
    I went to school with Frank and his brother. Elementary and on. Always crossed paths with him over the years. He was a good guy. We always had interesting conversations, to say the least. He was definitely a castanet fixture. Knew so much about the history of kelowna. I will miss him very much. Good by my friend.
    Jim Fenton
  • Oct 19, 2021
    Hey Sabine, so sorry to hear Frank is gone. He was a great guy and will truly be missed. You and your family will be in my prayers. Bob
  • Oct 19, 2021
    Sabine, Vincent, and Julia, our deepest sympathies to you all. Our hearts ache with the loss of Frank, we still can't believe that he's gone. Kevin will miss his uncle, and I my big brother, who, like he always said will ever be exactly 10 years and 1 month older than me. Rest in peace,
    Love Debby and Kevin
  • Oct 19, 2021
    To Sabine, Julia, Vincent, Tante Traute, Gabby, Wayne, Debbie, Karin & Carla,
    We are so sorry to hear about Frank. May you be surrounded with God’s love and peace during this difficult time. Dan has many childhood memories of growing up with the Motschko boys next door and the great fun they had and the trouble they got into. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
    Dan & Nicole Albrecht
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