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HALTINER, Leanne Berlina (née Dutka)

October 31, 1952 — July 4, 2019

It is with broken hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved wife, mother, daughter, Nana, sister, auntie, cousin, and friend after a short courageous battle with cancer. Leanne passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Kelowna, BC, at the age of 66. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Haltiner; daughter, Karen (James) Gunton, and son, Travis (Stephanie) Haltiner; her grandchildren Ella, Taylor, Finn, Jaxen, Hailey, and Chloe; her father, Pete Dutka; her sisters Janice (Ray) Little, Nancy Dutka and Shelley (Larry) Yuskow, and brother, Peter (Marilyn) Dutka; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and in-laws. She was predeceased by her mother, Doris Dutka, and nephew, Brenden Dutka.  Leanne was born on October 31, 1952 in Drumheller, AB.

Thank you to all the nurses, staff, and volunteers at the Central Okanagan Hospice House, along with Dr. Ziets Hendricks for their incredible kindness, compassion, and care.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Kelowna Yacht Club, 1370 Water Street. Should family and friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Central Okanagan Hospice Association, https://hospicehousekelowna.com. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Condolences”.

Saturday July 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Kelowna Yacht Club

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The service for HALTINER, Leanne Berlina (née Dutka) is scheduled for Saturday July 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Kelowna Yacht Club

1370 Water Street Kelowna, BC


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  • shirley&donSarsfield says:

    haltiner& Dutka familywhen the Lod calls our loved ones home he leaves a gift of memories in eexchange

  • Terry Hunter says:

    To all Leanne’s family and friends, I am so sorry for the loss of one of the Goddesses…………we had so many good time and I will never forget her. Rest easy Fire Walker…………

  • janice cameron says:

    Thinking of all of you at this time of Great Loss…. she was an amazing lady, I had the honour of working with her years before. And a friend indeed… Many years went by that we did not see each other, nor talked, but whenever we met up, always a huge hug, and wise words exchanged….

  • Dave Macklin says:

    So sorry for your loss Ken. Condolences to you and your family. Dave Macklin

  • Katherine maybroda is says:

    May her memory be eternal

  • Mike & Brenda Otter says:

    Ken, Travis, Karen & Family,

    Very sorry to hear about your loss. Hoping the many great memories of Leanne will help ease the pain.
    Mike & Brenda

  • Tink says:

    My dear family – I’m so very sorry for your loss – our loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. 💖💖💖

  • Rita Johnson says:

    So hard to say good bye to Leanne. But she lived a good life and gave us so many wonderful memories. I’m sending this picture taken on our wedding day July 30,1977. Leanne had just delivered Travis a few months earlier and she looked beautiful. Leanne had this thing about panty hose and she is displaying them grandly in this photo! At Delaine and Jason’s wedding we were all partying in Ken and Leanne’s room at the Barrhead Inn. Sitting around on the beds or whatever and all of a sudden Leanne is whipping her panty hose in the air above her head, which led to many hilarious comments and most of us going into kiniptions of laughter. Again at Marnie and Tyler’s wedding in Calgary we were assembled in a lovely tent and awaiting supper, it was blazing hot! We weren’t sitting at Ken and Leanne’s table, but I look around and somehow……she had this special talent. …Leanne had removed her pantyhose at the table and had the greatest smile on her face. I don’t think I told Mom about that and she didn’t notice. Family members correct me if I’m wrong but the lady had a thing about panty hose. I miss her so much. Love, Rita, Jill, Tess and Persi

  • Barb Sutherland says:

    Nancy and Shelley.
    Condolences on the loss of your sister. Although I didn’t know Leanne I see how close you two are and will be thinking of you in this time of such a big loss. Prayers to you both.

  • Caroline James says:

    To Ken, Travis, Karen and family- My heart goes out to you all during this difficult time. Let her life be celebrated and her love for you always remembered xoxoxo

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