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BRITISH COLUMBIA - Kelowna - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 11

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Date: Friday, 24 June 2016, at 1:07 a.m.

LITTLE, Gordon Kenneth (Ken)

Service: Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Springfield Funeral Home

Passed away peacefully with his family at his side on September 12, 2013.

Dad is predeceased by his loving wife and best friend Shirley, and brother-in-law Alex Lawrence.

Survived by his daughters Karen (Craig) with grandchildren Amanda (Adam), James and Haley of Edmonton, Glenda (Lindee) of Regina, Laura (Joe) with grandchildren Raegan and Damon of Calgary; son Gordon (Donna) and grandchildren Ashleigh, Braeanne, Cameron, Sheryl (Paul), Kara and Arianna of Edmonton; sister-in-law Geri (Elmer) Lawrence of Ardrossan, AB; and nephews Barrie (Mary Lee) Ledoux of Whitehorse and Spike (Wayne) Ledoux of Calgary.

Dad was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB.

Dad met Mom in 1955, they married in 1957 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary September 7, 2007.

Dad was an accomplished athlete with two Brier appearances representing Manitoba in 1964 and 1967, playing second on the Bruce Hudson rink; and induction into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.

The Manitoba Hall had this to say, “As the Second World War drew to a close, a remarkable athletic career, spanning six decades, began.

From minor hockey championships in the early 1940s to senior curling competition at the turn of the century, Ken Little was truly an all-round athlete.

While many athletes participate in several sports during their careers, most excel in one or two at best. Little excelled in five; hockey, track & field, football, baseball and curling.”

In 2000, Dad was named one of five finalists for Manitoba Male Amateur Athlete of the Century.

However, his greatest accomplishment was being a loving and supportive husband and a loving and devoted father and grandfather.

Dad was a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte from 1952 to 1989 as a partner in Winnipeg, and managing partner in Prince George and Regina, retiring to Kelowna in 1990 where he continued to curl and golf.

Dad was also a long-time Rotarian, who exemplified the intent of the Rotary’s Four-Way Test.

We would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to the caring staff and physicians in the ICU at Kelowna General Hospital.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, in Kelowna.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.

MCCAW, James Kenneth

Born December 10, 1936 in Toronto, passed away peacefully in Kelowna, BC with his loving wife of 42 years, Mary by his side on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the age of 76.

His ashes will be interred in Ontario at a later date to be announced.

McKAY, William Hunter
March 17th, 1927 — September 16th, 2013

Surrounded by family, this wonderful husband, father and grandfather was released into the arms of our Heavenly Father, September 16th, 2013.

Hunt is survived by his best friend and beloved wife, Johanna (Joan), son David (Carol), daughters Cindy and Patti, granddaughters Jennifer and Carla, grandson and “Pal”, Brian and great-grandson Coleburn.

Hunt is also survived by his brother Ross (Mary), brother-in-law Raymond (Jean), his nieces and nephews and Hunt’s family in Scotland Christine (George), Isabelle (Don) and family.

Hunt was born and raised in Brooks, Alberta, March 17th, 1927, St. Patrick’s Day, and being the true Scot that he was, Hunt stayed true to his Scottish Heritage, he was the longest life member of the Brooks Masonic Lodge No.73.

Hunt and Joan married April 20, 1956, in Trail, then it was on to Penticton, in 1998 they settled in Kelowna.

Hunt was an active golfer and curler, competing in two Briers throughout his curling years.

Though having to give up these two passions he was quick to become the TV coach of the “New York Yankees” baseball team.

Hunt loved working in his gardens, not only his garden, but his daughter’s and grandson’s, he was an incredible Handy man, there wasn’t anything that Hunt couldn’t fix or build.

Hunt’s proudest accomplishment was his family, his pride and joy, which he guided, and nurtured throughout his life and he leaves them with the most incredible legacy.

The family would like to thank the First Responders and the caring and supportive staff at Kelowna General Hospital.

Special thanks to Dr. Grant Chamberlain and nurse, Patti.

Arrangements entrusted to the Springfield Funeral home.

Hunt requests that there be no service at this time, just do a kind act for someone in need.

1924 — 2013

Service: Friday, October 18 at 10:30 am

Location: St. Edwards Catholic Church

O’SULLIVAN, Kathleen Edith “Kaye”

Kathleen Edith O’Sullivan (Kaye) was born in London, England in 1924.

She served with the UK military, in England and Egypt during WWII.

After the war she became a teacher and worked in UK, Portugal, Peru, Canada, Dominican Rep., Panama, Ecuador, Ireland, Bahamas, USA, and returning to Canada, making Okanagan home.

Kaye was a wife to Declan for 57 years, and mother to Sean and Kevin a grandmother to Morgan, Caitlin, and Padraig, a great grandmother to Justice and Saint and an aunt to many nieces and nephews in Ireland, England and USA.

A celebration of life held on Friday, October 18 at 10:30 am, at St. Edwards Catholic Church, 11123 Okanagan Road Ctr E, in Winfield, BC.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the BC SPCA, 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 4M7 or online at

1918 — 2013

Prayer Service: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Service: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 10:30 am

Location: Immaculate Conception Church

Mary Alberta (Edey) OLINGER - predeceased by her husband John August Olinger on 16 July 1998 and son, Peter on 13 September, 2011, passed away peacefully at Cottonwoods Care home in Kelowna, BC on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

She leaves behind the rest of her family Helena Goodwin in Westbridge, BC, Phil (Wendy) in Kelowna, BC., and the late Peter’s wife, Linda.

There are nine grandchildren… Justin Harris (Brigitte), Trevor and Kelley; Patricia (Ole Smink), Danielle Lynn and Alexis (Steffon Walby), Krista (Ralph Feenstra), Lee (Lindsey Smith) and Neil along with eight great grandchildren Brendan, Corbin and Aaron; Reanna; Braxton and Carter; Lilian and Drevin.

Mary Alberta Olinger was born in Carmangay, Alberta on June 6, 1918.

She was predeceased by one older sister, Margaret (Sidney Preston) and three older brothers Gordon (Mabel), Charles Alexander (Margaret May Jean Johns), and John (known as Jack, whose spouse was Alice Karl).

Mary had three younger sisters, Eileen (Ralph Pringle), Jean (Sister Jean from Providence Motherhouse in Kingston, Ontario) and Loretta May who died very young.

She is outlived by her younger brother Raymond (Thursa).

Her father, Alexander Edey, immigrated from Peebles, Peebleshire, Scotland in 1904 then returned to Scotland and married his childhood sweetheart, Margaret Ann Murphy, who was born in Frizington, Cumbria, England of Irish parents and she emigrated from England in 1910.

Alex Edey returned to Canada and became a farmer.

As a young girl, Mary loved to ride horses and, as a young woman, she worked as a waitress until meeting her husband, John in Dawson Creek, BC.

They were married in Grand Prairie, Alberta in 1940.

Together they had sawmills in Revelstoke and at the end of the rail-grade at Dawson Creek where Mary, dressed as a man, hauled timbers for the construction of the original Alaska Highway.

From there they went to Edmonton and tried their hand at building houses, then moved to Kelowna and had a motel.

On August 15, 1949, they bought the Don McLean Lumber Ltd. mill at Carmi and lived in Carmi until they sold the timber rights to Boundary Timber.

During that same time they owned and operated Rutland Sawmill.

As well as this was the time they began adding to the family with the first of three adoptions, being Peter. Helena was adopted not too long after that, then quite a gap until they adopted one more treasure, Philip!!

They moved back to Kelowna while they were running Carmi and Rutland sawmills.

When they shut the mills down they ran various companies including the Rutland Door Factory which is now Mara Lumber.

John was able to retire quite young and they spent the next years raising grandchildren and great grandchildren.

John and Mary loved children!

Mary was also very active through the years, volunteering with the Kelowna General Hospital and was very involved with her church and the Catholic Women’s League for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kelowna, BC.

Mary will long be remembered for driving her brown Rolls Royce with license plates of MARY O, throughout town dropping off or picking up her grandchildren and great grandchildren!!

One remarkable, loving and devoted lady has gone to her final resting place to watch over and guide all her loved ones that she has left behind.

Rest in peace. We love you, Mom!

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2 in Mary Olinger’s name or online at

Prayers will be recited on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm followed by Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 10:30 am both atImmaculate Conception Catholic Church, 839 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC.

Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery on Casorso Road.

October 23, 1940 — October 8, 2013

Service: Private Family Service to be held at a later date
Went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the age of 72.

He is survived by his loving family: daughters Sherry (Dwight) Schreiner and Sue (Doug) Glada, son Alan (Colleen) Bull, all of Kelowna; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister Liz (Ray) Harkness of Winnipeg; and extended family.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 1400 – 522 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 2R5.

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