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With broken hearts we announce the passing of Tim Bentley, on June 1, 2016 at the Central Okanagan Hospice House in Kelowna, BC. Missing him are his wife and best friend Sherida Putnam, beloved daughter Sophie, parents Wilhelmina Bentley and Bradford (Chris) Bentley, sister Jo-Ann (Genaro Yupancgo) Bentley, niece Jayde Yupancgo and nephew Nathaniel Yupancgo. Also missing him are in laws Grant and Janet Putnam, sister in law Kara (Rick) Abbing, nieces Ava and Amelia Abbing, extended family and many amazing friends.

Tim always had time to help others – many a tire was changed for a stranger in the rain. He loved and could fix just about anything, whether or not they actually needed to be fixed. Throughout his illness, his amazing spirit remained, many projects were completed (and a few more started) and his sense of humor remained intact, whether we liked it or not. Tim was heartbroken to leave his daughter, but knew that family and friends will keep his memory alive and make sure that she knows what an amazing character he was.

Special thanks to our family members, friends, coworkers and neighbors who offered love, support, laughter, delicious food, shoveled driveways and mowed lawns. Tim was truly humbled by the generosity and kindness. Thanks also to Dr Sebulsky, Dr Khoo, nurses at the Southern Interior Cancer Agency and the angels at Hospice House.

In memory, please send donations to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association, 1465 St Paul St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6 or call (250) 763-5511. As per Tim’s wishes, there will not be a service. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Remembering Tim, raise a glass, make someone you love laugh, and flip the bird to cancer.

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Central Okanagan Hospice Association, 1465 St Paul St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6 or call (250) 763-5511


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The service for BENTLEY, Tim is scheduled for A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Gabriella Zilahi-Balogh says:

    Sherida is my colleague. I never got to know Tim, but my heart goes out to Sherida and her family. I am thinking of you Sherida. Gabriella

  • Gary Baird says:

    Dear Sherida,
    My deepest sympathy for your loss, my heart goes out to you and Sophie. My very sincere regards,
    Gary Baird

  • Marilyn O. Dahl says:

    Bradford and Chris, I am so very saddened to learn of the death of your son Tim. I never knew him, but his picture is so appealing and his obituary so loving that it is clear he was a dynamic person. May all your good memories of him sustain you all in this sad time. My condolences to his wife, daughter, and to you all.

  • Brandon says:

    My father worked with Tim and was his friend. He helped our family with many projects and seemed to have an endless skillset. His easygoing nature and warm heart made even a small amount of time in his company worth cherishing. My condolences to his family, I know he will be missed greatly by all.

  • Patricia Blaine says:

    I wish I knew of Tim’s passing. I just found out. I knew Tim since he was 18 years old. Even then, he would diagnose what was wrong with my car before I took it to be fixed. He would say don’t let them perform any diagnostics because this is the only thing that’s wrong. The mechanics would look at me thinking “what does this old woman know what’s wrong with her car?” When I picked up the vehicle, they would say “How did you know?”. I said my good friend told me.

    Then when I got a computer, he would guide me through te features. At my family gatherings at Christmas, we would play computer games until the wee hours of the morning!

    I loved Tim and his family much. He will be in my heart forever. My condolences to you and your daughter.

  • James Tait says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Tim’s family and friends.
    Tim and I were great friends during our influential years in Winnipeg, many days spent being kids and enjoying life. He and I used to break things just so we could fix them, build models just so we could blow them up generally being young boys. We morphed into young men and did similar but different things, sure we got into mischief but we learned right from wrong as it was done back then.
    Tim’s parents and his lovely sister were then as grounded as you get in folks. I hold the opinion that if there were more folks in the world as they, we would be a better place.
    Rest In Peace my dear friend, memories of growing up with you in my life very much parallel that movie Stand by Me. A long series of golden moments that I will always remember…until I cannot.
    Just look at that smile folks, as genuine as it gets. So much so it speaks a million words
    To his wife and daughter, whilst we never met please know there is a heavy heart in the Yukon mourning a dear friends loss with as stated …my heartfelt condolences

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