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Willi Konn

May 9, 1953 - January 10, 2016


It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden loss of Willi, 62, who passed at home with his loving wife, Debbie, by his side.

Born to the late Gus (2008) and Frieda (2012) Konn in Duncan, British Columbia, Willi joins his parents and mother-in-law, Rose White (2015), in heaven. He leaves behind his wife, Debbie; children, William (Vanessa) and Amanda; sister, Doris (Bob) Bieberdorf; father-in-law, John White; brother-in-law, Rick (Lori) White; nieces and nephews, Breanne (Tyler),  Ashlee (Alex), Stanley, Rene, Tenneh, Valendy, Valencia, and Jaeden; his best furry friend, Cooper; and a loving extended family in both Canada and Germany.

Willi graduated from Cowichan Secondary School in 1971 and began a rewarding life-long career at Crofton Pulp and Paper Mill in 1974.  He purchased his first home in 1978 where he met his future wife, the girl next door. Willi and Debbie married in 1986 and spent their marriage together on unforgettable adventures with their children;William and Amanda and each other. Willi was a long time member of the Canadian Classic Chevelles and Beaumonts where he showed off his 1969 Beaumont Deluxe, which he restored with his son and friend. He and Debbie frequented many car and racing events throughout British Columbia. Among his favourites were drag racing at Western Speedway, Port Alberni Thunder in the Valley, Penticton Peach Cruise and Grand Forks Park in the Park. Locally, Willi enjoyed cheering on the Cowichan Valley Capitals as a dedicated season’s ticket holder.

Willi was a very spiritual man who attended Trinity Lutheran Church and Mill Bay Baptist Fellowship. With a strong foundation in faith, he left our world with a great comfort in knowing this is not his end.

He will be missed for his immense love for his family, sense of humour, willingness to help anyone in need, incredible memory and storytelling, and his endless support for his children’s ambitions.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. A service will be held at 11 o’clock on Monday, January 18th, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2704 James Street, Duncan, and interment at Mountain View Cemetery, followed by a celebration of life at Duncan Eagles Hall, 2965 Boys Road, Duncan.

“You left us far too soon, but what we have once enjoyed we can never lose;
all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Judy Collins
Relation: Have known Willi for many years

Willi was just a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. My condolences to Debbie and family.

From: Tim and Jane Stewart
Relation: Friends

We will miss Willi very much. We enjoyed every get together as Willi always had something interesting to talk about. We were witness to his kindness to many and the deep love and affection he held for his family.
You have our deepest sympathy. We hold many happy memories of a life well lived.

From: Sandy & Kim McDougald
Relation: Friend

I have known Willi for years, about 48 to be exact. To say he will be missed is an understatement.
Will miss having a beer with him, having a visit, getting a phone call and talking about cars, hockey, baseball etc, etc. Will miss walking at the track with him and hearing about what his son and daughter were to. He was so proud of them.
He left this world far too early. I’m still in shock.
Debbie, know that we are here for you.

From: Melanie Sinclair
Relation: Family friend

Earth has suffered a great loss and Heaven has received a wonderful angel. The first thought that comes to mind when ever I hear Willie’s name is what a wonderful person and what a lovely family. My most sincere condolences to you all.
Melanie(Kyle) Sinclair

From: Clarke Whyte
Relation: A friend. I worked with him.

Willi was a good man. My condolences to Debbie and his family.

From: Vicky Radley
Relation: worked with Debbie

I was so sorry to hear of this Debbie. Take care and know that I am thinking of you and your family.

From: Ann Sharp & Gordon Gregg
Relation: Friends from afar

Debbie, Will & Amanda…Sending much love & many hugs your way at this time. Ann & Gord

From: Uncle Ed & Auntie Ann
Relation: Debbie is my niece

We were so sorry to hear of this Debbie..Willi was so good to everyone. We will miss Willi so much for all the love of his family. He left us far too early and we are in shock Debbie. We will be there for you and family.

From: Phill Butterworth
Relation: Friend

I am shocked and sad to hear the passing of Willi. I have known Willi for 55 years. We went to elementary school together and during these 55 years, we went to pubs, parties, hockey games and we did some water skiing together. He was very easy to get along with, I enjoyed his company and he had a great memory of past events we shared together. You left us too soon. My deepest condolences to Debbie and his family.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 18, 2016
Beginning at 11:00am

Trinity Lutheran Church
2704 James Street
Duncan, BC Canada

2704 James Street
Duncan, BC Canada

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