passed away peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at the age of 77. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Helen; his daughters, Julie Brooks (Glenn) of Edmonton, AB, Sandra Koehn of Vancouver, BC; two grandchildren, Timothy and Kristina Brooks; two brothers, Walter (Tina) of Prescott, AZ, Ernie (Clara) of 108 Mile House, BC; four sisters, Linda Fast (Henry) of Surrey, BC, Anita Hamm of San Jose, CA, Ellie Kroeker of Surrey, BC and Dora Schulz (Henry) of Burnaby, BC. He was predeceased by his parents, his infant brother, sister Loretta and brother-in-law Cork Kroeker. Art and Helen came to Kelowna in 1974. In 1986 he retired after 35 years with Scotia Bank. His gentle kindness led him to lend a hand wherever needed and he will be missed for his quiet strength and presence. We would like to thank Dr. M. Taylor and the rest of the staff at the Cancer Clinic, KGH, Palliative and Home Care for the exceptional care and compassion they provided. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, August 6th at 2:30 pm at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC, followed by a Memorial Service at 3:30 pm at the Mission Creek Alliance Church, 2091 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. A gift in living memory of Art will be made to Hospice Care by Springfield Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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