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WRIGHT, Captain K. Trevor K. (Ret.)

Captain K. Trevor K. Wright (Ret.), a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, departed this world on January 19, 2024, in Kelowna, B.C., Canada, at the age of 84.

The second of four boys, Trevor was born on August 28, 1939, in Shillong, Assam, India. The Wright family moved back and forth between India, the U.K., and Canada before settling in Windsor, Ontario. As a teen, Trevor joined the cadets and in 1959 was recognized as the top cadet in Canada. Trevor joined the army after high school and enrolled at the University of Windsor, where he studied electrical engineering, eventually attaining his Professional Engineer designation. University summers were spent in training at C.F.B. Chilliwack and upon graduation, Trevor served as a Captain in the Army Corps of Engineers 4 Field Squadron in Werl, West Germany. Trevor and Gail (née Williams) were married on December 19, 1964. While on leave, the young couple enjoyed traveling around Europe. Upon retirement from the service, Trevor took an interest in business, earning his M.B.A. from Wayne State in Michigan. In 1969, he began his career with Alcan Aluminum in Kitimat, B.C., where both sons, Lorrin and Alan, were born. A job opportunity with Prince George Pulp and Paper then took the family to central B.C. in 1974.

In 1979 Trevor made a significant career change to investment advisor, and the family settled in Kelowna. Trevor worked for several firms before he and partner Bruce co-founded Chambers Wright Securities in 1994. Together they grew the business for five years before being taken over by Odlum Brown Limited, where Trevor remained a Director until his retirement in 2012. As an investment advisor, Trevor guided his clients with a steady hand through the ups and downs of markets. Trevor loved a joke, was quick to laugh, and his smile brightened the office. With a career spanning both the markets and military, Trevor was uniquely qualified to construct both tax shelters and bomb shelters, with certificates for both proudly displayed on his office wall.

Fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, biking, and sailboat racing were all things that Trevor enjoyed with his family over the years. He could also be found helping his boys with their business ventures – Lorrin with his pressure washing service and Alan with his sailboat hardware store. Trevor was a multi-talented man who enjoyed passing on his knowledge. “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime” was a favourite proverb. He loved being a Grandpa; watching his three grandsons grow from little boys to big, strong teens gave him great joy. In retirement, Trevor and Gail enjoyed warm-weather winter vacations, beaching in Mexico’s Baja, cycling around Cuba, and exploring Costa Rica. Unfortunately, declining health in the last few years meant staying closer to home.

Trevor is survived by his loving wife, Gail; his treasured sons, Lorrin and Alan (Carla); and cherished grandchildren, Ian, Kyle, and Logan. He is also survived by his younger brothers Peter (Rose) and Alistair (Tina). Trevor was predeceased by his parents, Henson and Helen Wright (née Kirkpatrick); and brother, Douglas (Donna).

Trevor passed away peacefully on his own terms with Gail at his side. The family would like to thank everyone at Home Instead and Orchard Manor who helped Trevor get the most out of life in the time when he needed their assistance.

In lieu of flowers, Gail would appreciate it if you would consider making a donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association (Kelowna Branch).

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