Douglas David Konotopski

Douglas David Konotopski

After a brief illness, Doug Konotopski, passed away peacefully on March 2nd, 2013, surrounded by his family, at 67 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Karen, of 32 years and his three children, David (Nicki), Danielle, and Damian.  Grandpa will be greatly missed by Kailey, Cole and Haidyn.  Other family who will hold Doug’s memory dear are Guenther and Dorothea, Jack and Rachel, Brandy and Andy, Tiffany and Ryan, Chris, Ted, Marilyn, Rob, Shirley, Jim, Lloyd, Denis and Rhonda.  He will always be remembered by his camping buddies.  Doug will be missed by his adoring pets Fly, Chase and Kesler the goose.

Doug was a tireless worker.  He was a baker for most of his life but his true passion was his family.  There was never anything the family could ask of him that he would not do.  This selflessness and generosity was meant for everyone, friends, family and strangers – anyone in need.  Doug’s unique sense of humour kept people smiling even through the last days of his illness.

On February 10, 2013 Doug rededicated his life to Jesus.  He was so excited to have this opportunity to do this in front of his Lakeside Community Church family who have been such an extraordinary support to him and his family.

A special thank you to Dr Plessis, Dr Black and the nursing staff at SLGH for the wonderful care Doug received.

“Smiling he said as his last sigh was spent. I am so glad that for me He was sent.  Whispered while low sunk the sun in the west, Lord I believe.  Tell it now to the rest”

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that who ever believes in him will not die but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

A celebration of Doug’s life will be held Saturday March 9th 1pm at Crossroads Free Methodist Church 121 Shuswap St. S.W.  A bonfire at the family’s residence to follow at 3pm.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lakeside Community Church, Facilities Fund.

Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CEMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm, (250) 833-1129. EMAIL condolences and share memories through Doug’s obituary at

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