Vernon RCMP remember one of their own

Ret. Cpl. Terry Pakenham died April 24 after battle with cancer

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP offered their condolences to the family of retired Cpl. Terry Pakenham.

Pakenham, a former RCMP officer and manager of the Vernon Safe Communities Unit, died from cancer April 24, 2020, at the age of 68.

On May 4, Vernon police released a social media post remembering their brother in red.

“Terry is fondly remembered by his peers within the RCMP and was a shining example of what our iconic Red Serge represents,” the post reads.

“Terry was very well liked and respected within our organization as well within the communities in which he served,” it continued. “Although we can’t gather to celebrate Terry’s life in the manner we normally do, Superintendent Shawna Baher and all the staff here at the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are sending our sincerest condolences to the Pakenham family.”

READ MORE: Tributes flow for former Vernon Safe Communities Unit manager

READ MORE: Free Vernon bus rides curbed in June


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vernon rapper feeds the need amid Strange Times

NOX donates to Food Bank for every stream

Armstrong restaurant heading to Shuswap

Fairways Bistro at Royal York Golf Course closes due to COVID but will reopen in Salmon Arm

Fundraiser launched to support Vernon gym owners forced to close amid COVID-19

9Round Fitness in Vernon Square Mall owners announced permanent closure of facility May 25

Salmon River upgraded to flood watch, residents warned to protect property

Forecast of high temperatures, rain could lead to rapid rise in waters in North Okanagan, Shuswap

Reconsider downtown Vernon OD prevention site: city council

Several members of council voiced concerns about Interior Health’s expansion

B.C. records no new COVID-19 deaths for the first time in weeks

Good news comes despite 11 new test-positive cases in B.C. in the past 24 hours

Peachland recovery task force proposes larger patios

Several initiatives proposed by the Peachland COVID-19 recovery task force will go to council tonight

Fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 97 near Summerland

The incident involving a motorcycle happened just before 4 p.m.

BC Corrections to expand list of eligible offenders for early release during pandemic

Non-violent offenders are being considered for early release through risk assessment process

Fraser Valley driver featured on ‘Highway Thru Hell’ TV show dies

Monkhouse died Sunday night of a heartattack, Jamie Davis towing confirmed

B.C. visitor centres get help with COVID-19 prevention measures

Destination B.C. gearing up for local, in-province tourism

36 soldiers test positive for COVID-19 after working in Ontario, Quebec care homes

Nearly 1,700 military members are working in long-term care homes overwhelmed by COVID-19

Most Read