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.”
Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com