REG BELLUZ

July 17, 1930 – November 16, 2008. With great sadness the family announces the passing of Reg Belluz on November 16, 2008 after a lengthy battle with colon cancer.   Reg is survived by his devoted wife Ann, his 6 children; his two step children; 15 grandchildren and 4 great grand children.  Also surviving is one sister, and many nieces and nephews.   Reg was a dairy farmer in the Thunder Bay, Ontario area, on the farm where he was born and where he raised his family.  He was very active in the community and gave freely of his time and spirit. In 1980 he retired from farming and formed his own business, (Reg Belluz Supplies) selling and installing farm machinery and supplies.  In 1983 Reg remarried and in 1994 he and Ann retired to Kelowna. Forever the salesman, Reg, with his wife Ann, became a “Watkins” man in Kelowna, enjoying meeting people and promoting his product.  Reg and Ann enjoyed several winters in Arizona where he excelled at shuffle board and made many friends.  But Reg’s greatest retirement joy was his keyboard music and he entertained regularly in Arizona and at most of the retirement homes in Kelowna as Reg’s Golden Melodies.  Reg will be remembered for his strong work ethic, his love of people, animals and entertaining, his sense of humour and his huge smile.   A celebration of Reg’s life will take place in Thunder Bay on November 22, 2008.  The family wishes to thank all the staff at Hospice House in Kelowna for their exceptional care and compassion, and especially to thank Dr. Wm. Mackle for his outstanding expertise, compassion and understanding over the years.  In lieu of flowers, Reg would appreciate a donation to the Kelowna S.P.C.A. or a charity of your choice.  Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com