1927 ~ 2014

Bill Kopetski passed away

on March 25, 2014 at Kelowna, BC atthe age of 86.

Bill will be lovingly remembered by his sons: Dennis and Gerry (Elaine); daughter Debbi

Kopetski; loving companion

Bettie; 6 siblings: Mary, Joe,

Jim, Lena, Frank and Emma; grandchildren: Cailin, Jarett

(Kristin), Nikki Lee (Sean),

Andrea (Nathan), David (Heidi), and Victoria (Damian);

and 9 great grandchildren.

Bill was predeceased by his wife Cecilia in 1995, his

sister Kay, and his parents Josef and Katy.

Bill loved his work and his life as a rancher in Black

Mountain, where a wetland has been named after him.

He was the first Canadian to raise Beefalo.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday,

April 26, 2014 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 839 Sutherland Avenue Kelowna, BC,

with Father Sebastian officiating.

Bill’s family wish to extend a special “Thank You!” to all

the wonderful staff at Lakeview Lodge in Westbank,

for their care of Bill and his family.

Memorial donations in Bill’s name to the Lakeview

Lodge Palliative Care Unit, 2337 Butt Road,

West Kelowna, BC V4T 3L3 would be appreciated.

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