We Remember


March 1, 1930 — June 2, 2023

Cec passed away peacefully in Kelowna on June 2, 2023, at the age of 93.  He is survived by his wife Eileen.  They would have been married for 67 years in September of this year.  Also mourning his passing are his nieces and nephews as well as his many dear friends. He was sadly predeceased by his sisters, Shirley Potter and Lorna Smythe.

Cec was born in Waskada, Manitoba on March 1, 1930. Cec ran a successful home renovation business in Huntsville, Ontario, and ended his working career overseeing building maintenance for Federal Government buildings in Kelowna, BC where he and Eileen retired. Cec was a past president of the Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club and was an active member of the Kelowna Osprey Project. He loved the outdoors enjoying cross-country skiing, cycling, and hiking.  Cec and Eileen travelled extensively worldwide with adventure groups, exploring the local cultures, flora, fauna, and wildlife. His humour and enthusiasm for life will be missed by all who knew him.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Kelowna General Hospital for the care he received.

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A celebration of life will be held for family and friends at a time to be determined.

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