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September 27, 1937 – November 14, 2023

Louise Waitkus, born on September 27, 1937 in Steinfeld, Ukraine, went home to be with the Lord on November 14, 2023 in Kelowna, BC.

Louise is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Werner; their 2 children, daughter Debbie Waitkus and her children, Sabrine (Stef), and Walid, and son Stephen (Jen) Waitkus.

She will be remembered for her knitted slippers, and her cheerful disposition, great smile, and her example of what it meant to serve.

A Memorial Service will be held on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2023, at 1:00 PM, located at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (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 his obituary page at www.springfieldfuneralhome.com

Link: www.springfieldfuneralhome.com/obituaries/waitkus-louise/
Condolence Messages
  • Nov 27, 2023
    Debbie and family,
    Biggest hugs during this difficult time.
    - TL Ross
  • Nov 24, 2023
    We are so sorry to hear about Louise. Our sympathies to you, Werner, and your family. It was always a pleasure to see you at Parkinson’s Pool. Louise was a lovely lady, always smiling, always positive. She will be sadly missed. - Henrietta & Gunther Switzeny
  • Nov 23, 2023
    So sorry to hear but I know Louiseis at rest in a better place. I will always remember her kindness and love to me and so many others. She was a true blessing.
    Brigitte Bewernick - Bgbewernick
  • Nov 23, 2023
    Look beyond, -Werner, - look beyond!
    Above the glittering starry sky, there 's more,
    Yes, so much more.
    By faith, we see the pearly gates,
    By faith the golden street,
    By faith, we gather at the throne,
    And rest at Jesus' feet.
    The living hope is sealed in blood
    Drawn from the Savior's brow,
    In heaven's beauty, know for sure,
    Louise is living now.
    There is no cloud to dim God's light.
    No shadow cast in glory bright;
    Look beyond, - dear ones, - look beyond!
    The pain you feel will vanish by the thought,
    Through the years the word of God has taught,
    That one day soon we'll hear the trumpet sound,
    And with the Lord we too are heaven bound.
    May you know his peace and cast on him your care,
    His promise:
    He will all your burdens bear.
    Look beyond, - dear ones, - Look beyond!
    Helga Berg
    Nov. 19, 2009 - Helga Berg
  • Nov 21, 2023
    Dear Werner and family. May God be with you, how good it is to know
    that the Lord has prepared a place for us.
    Elfriede and Klaus Albrecht - Klaus Albrecht
  • Nov 20, 2023
    Dear Werner & family
    I am so sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. My heart goes out to you Werner, she was such a ray of sunshine. I always looked forward to seeing you both and helping you plan your wonderful vacations.
    Cherish the wonderful memories.
    Pat Thompson - Pat Thompson
  • Nov 18, 2023
    Dear Werner and family!
    I am deeply sadden and heartbroken that you lost the Love of your life.
    Louise was a lovely and sincere friend.
    May the Lord bless you with peace at this difficult time of loss and may
    you know that I care about the sorrow you feel.
    My sincere condolences to you and your family Gisela Nill - Gisela Nill
  • Nov 17, 2023
    Dear Werner, Vera and I extend our sincerest condolences to you on Louise's homegoing. May God's Love and Peace be extra close to you at this time. Saint Paul wrote " we sorrow but not like those who have no hope" Lots of Love...John and Vera Wiebe. - John Wiebe
  • Nov 17, 2023
    Our sympathies go out to you Werner and family, Louise will be missed ,have good memories of times spend with both of you .
    Sending our love ,Erwin&Rose Giebler
    - Rose Giebler
  • Nov 17, 2023
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Werner. We have fond memories of our times together.
    She will be missed by you all.
    Love, Bruno and Martha Schmidt - M. Schmidt