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TURK, Wendell

TURK, Wendell

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Wendell Turk on January 24, 2019. Wendell is survived by his beloved wife, Leona; daughter Sandra; and two sons Wayne (Linda) and Darren; two granddaughters Alisha and Katie; sister Fran and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother Matt.


He was born on June 26, 1940 in Emmental, Romania. He immigrated to Canada with his parents, brother and sister in 1953. They settled in Kelowna, where Wendell worked in construction before becoming an orchardist. He was into all sports and especially loved soccer. He will be sadly missed.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Sunpointe Village, especially the Belgo Community. We would also like to thank Dr. Erasmus for her care and support. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Church, 1077 Fuller Avenue. Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society, 307 – 1664 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 8N3. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Everden Rust.com


Link: www.everdenrust.com
Condolence Messages
  • Feb 09, 2019
    Wayne and Linda,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Hawk
  • Feb 07, 2019
    Dear Leona, Sandy and Family,
    We were saddened to hear about Wendell's passing. Although we didn't know him in his younger years, it was evident that he was a hard working and humorous man, and that he was well loved and respected by his family and many friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Terry and Anita Suess
  • Feb 01, 2019
    Leona and family,thinking of you and sending our deepest condolences. We only learned of Wendell's passing today when we were at Sun Pointe Village. Terry and Anita Suess
  • Feb 01, 2019
    Wayne and Linda,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Bob and Darlene Bond
  • Feb 01, 2019
    My deepest condolences Darren and family on the passing of Wendell. He was a great man.
    Jason Bennett
  • Jan 31, 2019
    We are so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your family coming over to my parents place for coffee or I would go over and baby sit Sandy, Wayne and Darren. My funniest memory of Wendell was when our families were at Salmon lake camping , the adults were enjoying a little vino. Wendells lawn chair was on the edge of a small embankment, he leaned back too far and fell backwards and disappeared, before any one could move, his hand appeared over the top of the embankment holding up a glass of wine. Now Dad and Wendell are together having coffee and complaining about the apple industry.
    David and Wendy Ikesaka
  • Jan 30, 2019
    My condolences to you Leona and family. Even with the illness, I've enjoyed the times I spent with Wendell at Belgo when visiting my husband, Kurt. They both are now at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Edith Grube
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Wayne and Linda, sending you and your family our deepest condolences.
    Wayne, thank you for sharing all the stories about your father and how proud you were of his accomplishments. Think of all the good times you shared with him and the memories you have. Time will pass and always keep him in your heart.
    Klara and Jim Daley
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Leona, Sandy, Wayne(Linda), Darren and family. May he now rest in peace. Our thoughts are with you.
    Brad Laverdure and Jackie Durand
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Leona and family, I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Wendel was a wonderful man, he will truly be missed.
    Cherish all your loving memories, they will help to get through these tough times.
    With much love,
    Rudi Lindner
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Our thoughts are with you Wayne during this difficult time. We know what a great relationship you had with your Dad and how much you'll miss him. Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Thinking of you,
    Heide and John
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Leona I am so sorry to hear of Wendell's passing. Maybe he will get in a poker game up there with all the Sali boys. Remember the good times, I know there are many.
    Thinking of you and your family,
    Jeanine S.
  • Jan 28, 2019
    Dear Leona and family. We are saddened to hear of Wendell's passing. Although we hadn't seen Wendell for sometime we will always remember him for who he was, a sincere and kind man, with a great sense of humor. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences in your loss. Joe and Sharlene Limberger
  • Jan 28, 2019
    Please accept my condolences Leona. I always enjoyed my visits with you two. Wendell was a wonderful man.
    Rick Pushor
  • Jan 28, 2019
    Wayne and family, although we never had the honor and pleasure to meet your dad, our deepest condolences go out to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you throughout this difficult time.
    Gloria and Steve Toplak
  • Jan 28, 2019
    Wayne and family. Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Doug and Rosemarie Hawkins
  • Jan 28, 2019
    Leona and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dan and Lucy Bulatovich and family.
  • Jan 28, 2019
    To Leona and all of the family, this came us a shock to us also, a lot of our memories go way back and they will always be with us as they were such good memories.
    Our love to you all, Rudy and Hazel Z.
  • Jan 28, 2019
    Sorry for your loss Wayne (Linda) and Sandy and Darren.
    Teresa Cove
  • Jan 28, 2019
    Wayne, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I know how close you were. You always talked fondly of your Dad , so I know that you will have many happy memories to help through this difficult time. My thoughts are with you Wayne ((HUGS))
    Louise Madden
  • Jan 28, 2019
    Turk Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I remember him fondly from when he coached our soccer team Wayne. My thoughts are with you at this time.
    Don Knight
  • Jan 27, 2019
    Dear Wayne and family. Thinking of you at this sad time. I never had the pleasure of meeting your dad but I remember our chats about our parents and families at the office, and he sounded like a wonderful man. What a great loss but wonderful memories.
    Daniela and Ian Macdonald
  • Jan 27, 2019
    Dear Leona and family.....so sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you....
    Hugs .....Jack and Sandy Unser
  • Jan 27, 2019
    Sorry for your loss, your dad was a great and kind man Sandy Darren and Wayne, I live directly across the street from your house, always wondered how he was doing. Kirkland Steele.
  • Jan 27, 2019
    My thoughts go to you Sandy Darren and Wayne Your dad was a great and kind man, your friend Kirkland Steele.
  • Jan 27, 2019
    Our sincerest condolences to the family. Growing up next door to each other in Glenmore, I remember your dad very well.
    Sara (DiMaria) and Tony Cimino
  • Jan 27, 2019
    Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad Wayne. Things will be tough for you and the family but think of the good times, that will help a lot. All you have to do is look up and there will be a new star in the heavens.
    Jim and Gwen
  • Jan 26, 2019
    Sandy, Wayne and Darren my deepest condolences for the loss of your Dad. May he RIP.
    Lynn Gotro
  • Jan 26, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. Wayne, you always spoke so highly of your dad... it will be a tough go for a while but time helps.
    Thinking of you..... Bruce and Geri
  • Jan 26, 2019
    So sorry Darren. Thinking of you.
    Joanne Willmott
  • Jan 26, 2019
    Leona, Sandy, Wayne and Darren. Thinking about you and sending our deepest condolences. His suffering is over and he is at peace. Our wonderful memories will be with us forever. Hugs, Ken & Chris.
  • Jan 26, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Leona and family.
    Wendell will sadly be missed by all that knew him.
    Jack and Diane Skwarczynski
  • Jan 26, 2019
    Dear Leona and Family.Our deepest condolences go to you all in the passing of a loved one.We have known Wendell for a long time and saddened by his passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.May Wendell Rest In Peace
    Love Nick and Arlene Papov.
  • Jan 26, 2019
    Leona, Sandy, Wayne and Darren, our thoughts are with you. His suffering is over and he is at peace. Hugs Ken & Chris
  • Jan 26, 2019
    Sorry to hear of Wendell's passing.
    Brian and Dorothy Witzke
  • Jan 26, 2019
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Domenic and Lina Rampone
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