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WUTKE, Rennis “Rennie” Lloyd

December 28, 1950 — November 23, 2023

Born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan on December 28, 1950, Rennie Wutke passed away suddenly, surrounded by family, on November 23, 2023, at the age of 72 years, in Kelowna, BC.

Rennie is survived by Cheryl, his wife of over 50 years; sons, Sean, Jason (Shelly), and Tyler; grandchildren, Andrew (Leah), Ava (Ryder), Camryn, Nate, Jackson, and Nico; sister Elaine (Don); brothers, Kevin (Connie) and Gary (Marnee); and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents Cecil and Lillian, and brothers Brian and Kenneth.

Rennie had a lifelong love for sports including hockey, golf, skiing, and football. He would often be playing, coaching, volunteering, or watching.  In addition to being a director for the Okanagan Sun Football Team for over 10 years, he provided support by fundraising and attending their games to assist in any other tasks needed by the club. He was appointed as Operations Chair (from 2016 to 2022) for the PGA Tour Canada’s MacKenzie Golf Tournament, held at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf course in Kelowna. In August 2018, he was selected as a Marshal for the LPGA golf tournament held in Regina, Sask. He enjoyed these roles, especially being able to converse with the golfers and fans.

Passionate about helping his local community, Rennie canvassed for the Kidney Foundation and volunteered for the Central Okanagan Food Bank for many years. His support for the food bank involved shift work for various tasks, as well as delivering Christmas hampers in the community.

As a well-established professional possessing strong interpersonal skills, striking a conversation with anyone was second nature to Rennie. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, often sharing stories and laughter.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Kelowna General Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2023, at 4:00 PM, at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME located at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rennie may be made by cheque to the Central Okanagan Food Bank (2310 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, BC V1X 4H7) or directly online at www.cofoodbank.com (please, specify the gift is in dedication to the memory of Rennie Wutke).

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The service for WUTKE, Rennis “Rennie” Lloyd is scheduled for SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2023, at 4:00 PM. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • David Godfrey says:

    I say farewell to a very good friend of over 49 years. He was one of my best friends and through him I had uncountable laughs and amazing times. I will miss Rennie terribly for the rest of my days. condolences to Cheryl and his boys and grandchildren

  • Shelly Johnson says:

    I am shocked and deeply saddened by this news. I have such great memories of times together, a lot of laughter and fun. Rennie was an amazing person. My thoughts and deepest condolences to your family as you struggle through this time. May all your memories help you through. Shelly and family

  • Ken Kilcullen says:

    Rennie and Cheryl were so welcoming to us when we came to Kelowna 10 years ago. Our community is poorer without Rennie. Madeleine and I send our love and sympathies to Cheryl, sons and grandchildren.

  • Narfasons Harold says:

    Deepest condolences to the family.

    • Mavis Busby says:

      Cheryl and family. We send our deepest condolences to you on the passing of Rennie.
      Mavis, Linda and Manny Logan

  • Frank Schleiermacher says:

    Had great years together in Prince George. So sorry we drifted apart. Heart felt condolences. Rest in peace my friend.

  • Dorothy Donaldson says:

    Condolence on Castenet

  • Peter Bunyan says:

    Such a decent, fine man. It was an honour to have known him.

  • Kathy & Don Jacobi says:

    So sorry for your loss Cheryl, I’m so glad I had the chance to visit w/you @ C& B’s.

  • Dean Kirkham says:

    Farewell old friend. I will forever fondly cherish my childhood memories in your household. I’ll never forget your hallmark devilish smirk. My sincere condolences Cheryl and cousins…


    So sorry for your loss Cheryl. Rennie and I met when I was a client at Northland Bank but that blossomed into 30 plus years of golfing together and many fantastic excursions to Kelowna. He will certainly be missed.

  • Luanne Chore says:

    Cheryl and family. I am shocked and sad to see that Rennie has left us. Rennie you will be missed, We worked for many years in the banking industry and had the most fun times I will cherish those memories You are a remarkable man and friend. Cheryl my heart breaks for you and the boys Know you are in my thoughts and prayers Love Gord and Luanne

  • Tannis and Brian Miller says:

    Cheryl, we were so sorry to learn that you lost Rennie, the love of your life. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. May your happiest memories of your many years together soften the pain of your sorrow.

  • Carla says:

    My uncle was beautiful person, inside out, always took care of my brother and I after we lost our dad, his brother!
    I will miss u uncle Rennie! You are one of a kind! Condolences, hugs & prayers to my loving Aunty Cheryl, and my cousins, along with the rest of our family & friends!
    Gone too soon, RIP uncle😇🙏🏻🥰❤️

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