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BENNETT, Vandra Sonia

Passed away peacefully after a long illness on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the age of 70.  She is survived by her loving husband Alban; sons: Daryl Bolden (Susan Wetzel) of Kamloops, BC, Fenton Bolden (Rena Rachar) of Edmonton, AB; step-son Bradley Bennett (Tamara) of Victoria, BC; step-daughter Devon Bennett (Mark Maloney) of Surrey, BC; granddaughter Natasha; step-grandchildren: Jude and Vaughn; sisters: Alura Comer of Bristol, United Kingdom, Sylvia Flynn of Bristol, United Kingdom, Jacqui Morrissey of Leiston, United Kingdom; brother Ken Robinson (Caroline) of Worle, United Kingdom, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3, www.bccancer.bc.ca.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Monday, July 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

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The service for BENNETT, Vandra Sonia is scheduled for Monday, July 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Martin Akram says:

    A truly wonderful human being now at peace x

    • Jack Ford says:

      So sorry to hear of Vandas passing my heart goes out to you & your family ,my she rest in pearce now free of pain. regards Jack & Maureen .

    • Alban Benett says:

      Martin, Many thanks for your kind words – they mean a great deal to all the family

      • catherine moody says:

        your words spoke volumes to the love that you shared with Vandra , thinking of you . much love cath

  • Mike Sangster says:

    Heartfelt condolences for your loss.
    Rest easy Vandra.
    Mike Sangster and family, London, UK.

  • John Dedels and Michelle Boyd says:

    Alban, Fenton and family,

    Michelle and I are so very sorry to hear of Vandra’s passing and your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with Vandra. So vibrant and interesting. We will remember her fondly.

    John and Michelle

  • Allan Howlett says:

    Buck, my thoughts are with you. I know a little of what you are going through, I lost Stephanie 4 years ago

    Allan Howlett E Tp

  • Trevor Meredith says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

    Trevor, Bend, Oregon

  • Karen Janke says:

    Dear Alban and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Vandra put up a courageous fight, but has found her peace at last.
    God bless you all at this sad time.
    Karen Janke, Lundar, Manitoba.

  • Tom Hughes MBE says:

    Alban (Buck) please accept my deepest condolences on your loss of Vandra our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Tom Hughes ( Wales ) UK

  • Bob Kirk says:

    Buck my deepest condolences to the loss of your wife my thoughts are with you

  • Eric & Viv Anthony says:

    We are sorry to hear of Vandra’s passing. Our condolences to you Buck, and all your family.
    Viv & Eric Anthony, Kuwait/UK.

  • Don &Madeleine Knight says:

    So sorry to hear about the death of your wife. In our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sheila Casserly says:

    Dear Alban and all the family, please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences. We are so very sorry to hear of the sad passing of beautiful Vandra. We send you all our love. From your cousins Denise and Sheila and families – Yorkshire England. XX

  • Peter Gwynne says:

    Buck, I convey my sincere condolences on the sad loss of your nearest and dearest. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. RIP Vandra.

  • Tim Astill says:

    My sincere condolences Buck to you and your family. Rest easy Vandra.

  • Brian McGuinness says:

    Sad to learn of your loss Buck, our thoughts are with you.

  • Joan Noble says:

    Al, sorry for your loss. Vandra brightened up our relaxation group at the cancer center for so long. Was a pleasure to know her. Sincerely Joan Noble volunteer.

  • Margaret Kelly, Alexandria, Va., USA says:

    A wonderful human being, my old schoolfriend Vandra, has loosed the bonds of earth and flown to Heaven where she will now enjoy everlasting peace. My prayers, sympathy and love are with you Alban and all the family she loved so much.

  • Carol Robinson says:

    Dear Alban, Daryl and Fenton my sincere condolences to you all. Vandra fought so valiantly and was so serene and brave throughout. A truely remarkable woman who will be greatly missed. At least she is at peace now and no longer suffering. All my love Carol x

  • Sheila Wigmore says:

    Reconnecting with Vandra these last couple of years has been a delight. Throughout her illness she has been an inspiration to many and she will be missed by all who were touched by her. My condolences to her family. May she rest in peace . xxx

  • Mike Waite says:

    Alban, Daryl and Fenton,
    My thoughts are with you all. I first met Vandra in Devon, England, while on holiday in 1959. Many happy times spent in her lively company over the years. I will always remember Vandra with great fondness. A wonderful person.

  • Ken & Paula olafson says:

    Vandra and my husband and I got to know Vandra thru emails from your neighbour and her sister Karen. Our church and myself had been praying for her. Our daughter had premee twins at the time your premee was born and Vandra was always so interested
    in them despite her pain. How I wish I could have met her in person. Her compassion and Christian love and caring affected me greatly. Our love and sympathy to all your family. We will continue to pray for you Alban and for your family.

  • Eileen says:

    Met VANDRA when we worked at the BAC – many happy memories of that time and later with our families. So sorry Alban, your wife, Daryl and Fenton your mother, was a wonderful friend to me and loved you all so much – she will never be forgotten. Eileen

  • Gord and Linda Rachar says:

    Alban, Fenton, Daryl and families. Our sincerest condolences on the passing of a woman who fought so hard. She shared with me many times her arduous struggle to stay here for awhile longer so she could still be with her family, but alas, her time here on earth was to be no longer. She is finally free! Free of pain and suffering and enjoying her eternal home! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time..

  • Adele and Tegwyn says:

    We have so many special memories of dear Vandra, including such a wonderful time together with Alban in the Rocky Mountains. She is our loss and heaven’s gain. Her courage in the face of suffering amazed us but her strong faith and trust in our Saviour always shone through. Until we meet again in glory we will treasure the beauty that is and always will be Vandra. Our love and prayers to Alban, Daryl, Sue, Fenton, Rena, Natahsa, Alura and all the family

  • Lara Leech says:

    Dear Alban, Daryl, Fenny & Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will always hold very special memories of dear Vandra.
    God bless you all, Lara, Dan, Amber and Josie (UK)

  • Keith and Laurie Stilwell says:

    Sorry to hear of your sad loss. Keith & Laurie

  • Sarah Vidal (Thomas) says:

    Dear Alban, Daryl, Fenny and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Having just shared Vandra’s funeral with you via the streamed link I am again filled with vivid and joyous memories of your lovely mum, Daryl and Fenny, and the happy times we shared.
    Love Sarah, Robert, Rex, Rufus and Loki

  • Rick, Pam and Shelley says:

    Vandra, God bless xxx.
    Alban, I cannot express how much your words will mean to Vandra and how much they made me weep like a child. Please give the boys a hug from Uncle Rick.
    I love and respect you more than you know and it is an honour to be your brother xxx.

  • Tim Banks says:

    Alban ,Fenton,Daryl and families. Such a sad loss of a wonderful lady,mother and wife.An inspiration to all who knew her. My thoughts are with you and of the happy times shared

  • Robert Heaton says:

    Hi Ollie and family, sincerest condolences from Bob, Juliette and Mark,
    Ollie we have been friends for around 60 years, I am so sorry that I never had the pleasure of meeting your beautiful wife Vandra.
    I wish you and your lovely family my thoughts and best wishes at such a sorrowful time, sincerely Bob

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