March 8, 2019
It is with sadness we announce the passing of our dear father, Leo Van Pelt on March 8th, exactly one month after he celebrated his 84th birthday.
He is predeceased by his wife Martha in 2007 (married for 48 years). Leo is survived by his 5 children: Sharon (Hartley), Kim (Victor), Kelly (Dennis), Karen (Bearj), and Leo Jr. (Charlotte). He is also survived by 11 Grandchildren, 8 great Grandchildren, and extended family and friends.
For the past 7 years, Leo had a good friend and companion Martha Friesen who provided great comfort and company to Dad during the last few years. Leo was very active in the Kelowna Yacht Club (Life Member), Canadian Power Squadron, Nordic Ski Club, and the Elks, to name just a few. Dad was most proud of his family and he was a great mentor.
One thing for sure, Dad liked to dance and he enjoyed a good scotch. He loved his family and we truly loved him back. We are grateful for the excellent care Dad received at KGH.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke foundation would be appreciated. An Open House Celebration of Life will be held at the Elks (1923 Kent Road) on Sunday March 17th from 1 pm to 4 pm. Condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299