Adele (Kornell) Northan went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on December 29, 2016.  She was born October 5, 1915.  She had eight brothers. She is survived by one brother, Dan.  Her one sister died in infancy.   She will be sadly missed by her two sons, David (Marilyn) and Tim (Janice), six grandchildren, Mark (Sandra), Greg (Debbie), Jennifer (David), Jamie, Danielle and Kristin (Derek), twelve great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.   Adele was predeceased by husbands Joseph Kornalewski, Harry Burke and George Northan. Adele and her husband, Joseph, came to Kelowna in 1952 to serve as pastor of Grace Baptist Church.  Starting in 1956 they provided care for seniors’ in their home.   In 1962 they founded Still Waters Private Hospital (now the Village at Mill Creek).  It was the first private hospital in the B.C. interior.   Adele was instrumental in the development and operation of several quality health care facilities in Kelowna.  As a result of her vision and foresight the 3rd generation of the Kornell family continue to be involved in the provision of Senior’s Retirement Living throughout the Okanagan.

Adele lived a very active and full life, and was involved in the community and her church. She was an avid “learner” and availed herself of any opportunity to add to her skills.  She learned to ski in her 50’s, and played golf into her 90’s.  She travelled extensively throughout the world.  Adele was a women of prayer and continued to be an inspiration to all

who knew her.    She lived her 101 years with dignity, grace, and purpose.

A special thank you to the staff at The Village of Mill Creek for their caring concern for Adele.  A grateful “thank you” to Marjorie, who was Mom’s special friend and advocate.


A celebration of Adele’s life will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11:00 am at Trinity Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna B.C.

Two of Adele’s passions in life were young people and World Missions. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Nex Gen Building project at Trinity Church, 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna B.C. V1Y 7V7 or to World Vision Canada,

1 World Dr., Mississauga, ON., L5T 2Y4.


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