We regret to announce the passing of GEORGE FRANKLIN BRANSTED in Kelowna on August 18, 2004, at the age of 86 years. George was a longtime resident of Santa Clara, California prior to moving to Vernon, where he resided for ten years until a move to Kelowna several years ago. George will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his beloved wife of 54 years, Rhea; daughter Maureen (Bob) Hillen of Kelowna; grandaughter Tarrah and great-grandson Connor. George is also survived by sisters: Jane Wade of St. Louis, Missouri, and Marion Weighill of Vernon; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Prayers will be recited in the chapel of Vernon Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 24, at 6:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. James’ Roman Catholic Church in Vernon on Wednesday, August 25, at 11:00 AM., with the Reverend Father Domingo Cedo, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of George to the Memorial Fund of St. James’ Church, 2607-27 St., Vernon, V1T 4W1. Arrangements are in the care of VERNON FUNERAL HOME 250-542-0155.