DAY, GEORGE ARTHUR (ART)
June 12, 1916 – December 22, 2012
Fore!! Art has teed off to the big golf course in the sky! He passed away peacefully at Sutherland Hills Rest Home on December 22 at age ninety-six. Art was born in Kelowna, B.C. to the
pioneering Day family.
After graduation, he worked at the Highland Bell Mine
in Beaverdell, B.C. until 1940. He married Agnes Ryder (Seddon) in Kelowna in August of that year thus taking on the challenge of raising Agnes’ son Wally. He joined the RCAF in 1941 and served on the North West coast of B.C. until the end of the Second World War. He went back to mining in many B.C. locations, returning to Kelowna in the early fifties. Art and his brother Fred opened Day’s Sport Centre on Bernard Ave. in 1956 until ill health forced him to sell in 1965. Later, he went into real estate, retiring in the late seventies. Art was an active member of the Lion’s Club for many years, and a keen “sports enthusiast”, golfing, fishing, hiking, skiing, and
boating. He fished for over forty years at his beloved
Pendleton Lake in the Caribou, which is where many
fishing tales originated from. He played a good game of Bridge well into his eighties. He had a very fulfilling life!
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Agnes, of
sixty-three years, his four sisters, and his brother.
He leaves to mourn his passing his devoted stepson,
Wally, and wife Kay, his three step-grandchildren;
Rhonda (Bill), Todd (Roseanne), Nancy (Larry), and their families as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no service at Art’s request. Should family
and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made
to a charity of their choice. To his old friends,
“Raise a glass and say farewell until we
meet again at the 19th hole!”
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com and searching his name under stories.
Arrangements entrusted to
First Memorial Funeral Services