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)