It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Harry Kanigan on April 7, 2011 in Castlegar, BC. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Diana Penner, his daughters, Kathy (Mike) Duley of Fruitvale, BC, Lori Kanigan Kanigan of Kelowna, BC, his son, Fred (Josie) Kanigan of Castlegar, and their mother Elizabeth Kanigan of Kelowna. He is also survived by his sister, Verna (Bill) Keraiff of Castlegar, brother, Bill (Olga) Kanigan of Port Alberni, BC, six grandchildren, Shayla, and Rylan Duley, Hayden and Landyn Kanigan, and Denika and Hailey Kanigan, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Harry taught school for 37 years, in Castlegar, the Boundary area, and the last 26 years in Kelowna, where he retired. He enjoyed sports as a player, coach, and official, and held various administrative positions primarily in hockey, baseball and softball. He especially enjoyed watching the numerous activities of his children and grandchildren. He was also an active and passionate member of the Castlegar Senior Centre.
Harry will be profoundly missed by his many loving relatives and friends. He was a very special man and his spirit will live on in all those who were privileged to know him.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Talarico Place Care Centre for their care and compassion during his final days.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at Castlegar Funeral Chapel (firstname.lastname@example.org). In lieu of flowers those so wishing may make donations to the Castlegar Senior Centre.
Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel. Cremation has taken place.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 11 AM-2 PM, at the Castlegar Senior Centre, 2101 – 6th Avenue, Castlegar, BC.