June 21, 1930 – December 30, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Art, beloved husband of Audrey Kornelson, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Hamlets in Duncan at the age of 92 and a 1/2 years.
He was the loving father of Dale Kornelson (wife Kathy) of Chemainus, Brent Kornelson (wife Cynthia) of Victoria, and Wendy Hill (husband Terry) of Duncan.
He will be dearly missed by grandchildren Elena Kornelson, Ashlynn Telford, Loni Searl, Amber Morris, Chelsey Dollman, Tiah Skutnik and 15 great-grandchildren. He will also be remembered by siblings Albert, Miriam, Esther, Harvey, Bertha and Helen and many in-laws and friends.
He was predeceased by brother Johnny and grandson Bryce Kornelson.
Art was born in Agassiz B.C. to Mary and John Kornelson and was the oldest of 8 children. He spent his younger years on the farm in Abbotsford.
On September 4th, 1952 he married the love of his life Audrey. They lived in Hazelton, Dawson Creek, Terrace, Kamloops, Mica Creek and Duncan.
He worked for B.C. Hydro for 32 years and retired in 1987.
Art loved fixing things in his spare time whether a pair of scissors or a tube tv. He also had a lovely tenor singing voice that he shared in the church choir, quartets, solos and on the radio. Art had a generous heart for those in need and gave to people anonymously as well as supported many charities.
He and his wife celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary in September 2022. Above all, Art’s faith in Jesus Christ was what guided and sustained him throughout his life. He was deeply devoted to his family and will be dearly missed but his legacy will continue through them.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to TEEN CHALLENGE CANADA.
Celebration of life will be at New Life Community Baptist Church at 1839 Tzouhalem Rd. Duncan B.C. On January 21st, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
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