April 15, 1946 – May 26, 2017
Peacefully and with his daughter holding his hand, Lamar passed away in Vernon Jubilee Hospital on May 26, 2017 at the age of 71. Born April 15, 1946 at Weyburn, SK, twin brother to Louise, Lamar grew up in Estevan, SK.
In 1971 he moved west to Kelowna to start a family and build a lifelong career; a career of developing & construction. A journeyman carpenter by trade, his hammer led him to live in Wetaskwin, Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Salmon Arm & Edmonton. For the past 10 years he’s been retired and living in Vernon. He was a man of grit, ambition & adventure. In his early days he formed waterski pyramids in the Old Kelowna Regatta and raced slalom from Penticton to Vernon. He loved to hunt, camp, golf and play shortstop and Canasta.
Lamar is predeceased by his parents, Frederick and Madge Fischer and an infant brother. Lamar is survived by his two sisters; Louise Bassendowski (Mel) of Martensville, SK and Marlene Esper of Sherman Oaks, CA; his two children: Leah Podollan (David) of Coldstream and Brent Fischer of Vernon; his three grandchildren: Victoria and Daxton Podollan and Tristan Fischer; his niece Anastasia Walker (Ed), his nephews Shawn Caswell (Serena) and Christopher Esper; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles and cherished friends
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Long and the compassionate nursing staff at VJH. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Podollan Home, 8312 Kalavista Drive, Coldstream, Thursday, June 1st at 2pm.