KNOWLES – CW (BILL) 1908-2010. Bill passed away peacefully on March 25, 2010 at the age of 101. He was born and raised in Kelowna, living most of his life here. Bill met his wife of 73 years, Joyce Jennens, and together raised their daughters Diana and Sylvia Knowles, both of Kelowna. Bill will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his four grandchildren Lance Taylor of Coquitlam, Leah Ross of Edmonton, David Murphy of Innisfail and Tara Crossley of
Cambodia and his 10 great grandchildren. With his passion and zest for life Bill was always a pleasure to be around, proven by the many lifelong friends he and Joyce enjoyed. From an early age Bill was always up for adventure, enjoying a lifetime of travel, canoeing, white water rafting and hiking. In his later years he was a timeless champion of Kelowna fighting to preserve historical buildings and sites. Even in his mid 90’s he had an enthusiasm and love of life which enabled him to write weekly columns for the Daily Courier and Capital News. He also wrote a memoir of Kelowna’s early days titled “According to Bill.” Bill’s greatest happiness centered around Joyce, his daughter’s, family & friends. He could often be heard saying “I am the luckiest man in the world” Many thanks to all the staff at the Villlage of Smith Creek and a special thanks to Corrie Kilcup whose wonderful care of dad was so appreciated. In leiu of flowers donations may be made to Central Okanagan Heritage Society, 1060 Cameron Ave. V1Y 8V3. Funeral Services to be held at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Ave, Kelowna on Sunday April 4 at 1:00pm.