Herbert George (Bert) Babb

Herbert George (Bert) Babb


April 9, 1928 – July 16, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that we

announce the passing of Bert,

beloved husband, father, brother and Granddad on July 16, 2013

at the age of 85. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Wenda; his daughter Evelyn

Stewart, granddaughters Deanne (Bryce) Walsh and Shonna Lavery his sister Dora McTavish and

nephew Iain McTavish. He was

predeceased by his step-son

Randie Collins. Bert was born in Glasgow, Scotland, did his primary schooling in Musselburgh and went on to serve in the British Army in Palestine. At a young age he developed an unquenchable thirst for history. He immigrated to Canada in 1964. After a long career in engineering, he and Wenda moved to Westbank in 1978. For 17 years, he managed the security at the Kelowna airport with British military precision. He enjoyed boating and enjoyed his year as Commodore

at the Westbank Yacht Club. He was an avid gardener

and photographer and loved the challenge of a good game of backgammon – over a glass of wine. There will be a

Celebration of Bert’s life on July 28 at 1:00 at the Westbank Yacht Club, 4111 Gellatly Road, West Kelowna. If friends

so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the BC SPCA, 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna BC V1W 4M7

or to the Central Kelowna Hospice House,

2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 2Z6.

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