1943 ~ 2015

Kelly Douglas Pinske, 71, of Vernon, BC, beloved husband, father, Papa, and friend, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2015, surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved.  

Kelly was born November 21, 1943 and raised in Vernon, BC. After graduation, he began his life-long career in the logging industry. He married the love of his life, Roberta Jackson, with whom they had two sons, Todd and Shane.

Kelly and Roberta enjoyed life in Quesnel for many years, and have been rewarded with friendships that have endured the years, through heartache and laughter. After retirement, they relocated to Vernon where Kelly enjoyed summers boating on Kalamalka Lake with his family, working on his hot rods, and creating a beautiful garden retreat with Roberta.  

Kelly was hardworking, determined, proud and loved his family dearly. He embraced life with strength and courage.

Kelly is survived by his wife, Roberta, to whom he was married for forty-eight years; his son, Todd and daughter-in-law, Claudette; grandsons Jordan and Alex; his son, Shane and daughter-in-law, Andrea; granddaughter Teagan.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. C. Pienaar, and all the staff of the North Okanagan Hospice Society for their support in his final days, as they were a heartwarming comfort to the entire family. We are so grateful for the gift of his life and are so thankful for the memories he created with us.  

“What we have once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

Those wishing to honour Kelly’s memory may do so by way of donation to the North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4).You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ® Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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