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Prominent Kelowna businessman dies

Dave McAnerney was 59

The sudden death of the CEO of Stober Group has left Dave McAnerney’s family “heartbroken”.

The family released a statement on the evening of Oct. 13, announcing that McAnerney died suddenly while mountain biking with close friends.

As CEO of the Stober Group, McAnerney oversaw the building for all of the Landmark locations throughout Kelowna.

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The 59-year-old was also the former CEO of Sun-Rype.

“Dave cherished family above all,” reads the statement. “He was a family man through and through and cherished his wife Anne and his girls, Michelle, and Renee. It was beautiful to see the four of them together laughing and loving life.”

It added that he is an accomplished achiever.

“Straight A’s right from kindergarten, high school valedictorian, chemical engineer with honours, number one in global Brew Master exams and a World Junior curling champ.”

A celebration of life is yet to be announced.


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Jake Courtepatte

About the Author: Jake Courtepatte

Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
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