William “Bill” Konopelka (April 28, 1932 – September 25, 2023)

William “Bill” Konopelka (April 28, 1932 – September 25, 2023)

It is with great sadness we share the news that Bill Konopelka, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, September 25, 2023, at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital, at the age of 91 years.

He was born at home on the farm in Greenway, AB, on April 28, 1932, and was primarily a farmer all his life.

Bill will now be strong enough again to make his beautiful music playing his fiddle, guitar and harmonicas.

Left to mourn his loss are his sisters: Mary Radomski, Jean (Albert) Zatelny, Alice (Alf) Harris, Lena (Fred) Skawronski, and Ann Cote; brother in-law Bill Milkovich; step-children: Gordon (Donna) Skoworodko, Phyllis (Al) Longson, Shirley and Jean Skoworodko, and their children and grandchildren; as well as his many nieces, nephews and friends.

Bill was predeceased by his partner Mary Skoworodko; mother Mary Shura Konopelka; father Stephen Konopelka; brothers: Nick, Alex, and Alex Konopelka; sisters Olga Korol and Irene Konopelka Milkovich; sister in-law Ann Konopelka; brothers in-law: Paul Radomski, Nick Korol, and Larry Cote; niece Shelly Mrkonjic; nephew Joseph Radomski; step-son Alex Skoworodko; great-nephew Austin Harris; as well as nephew in-law John Muwanga.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 11:00am, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.). A time of fellowship to follow, interment to follow at the Greenway Cemetery.

A Livestream of the service will be accessible 15 minutes prior to the service on Bill’s obituary on Oliver’s Funeral Home website.

In memory of Bill, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversfuneralhome.com.