LaVerne, born in Kelowna on July 12, 1940, and

resident of Peachland, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep on December 19, 2013.  He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Rita

(nee Sawatsky), daughter Leanne Macdonnell, her husband David Endacott and daughters Shael and Tala of California; daughter Juli Macdonnell of Salt Spring Island, BC; brother Bryan, his wife Lorraine, and sister-in-law Fran, all of Kelowna.  He was sadly predeceased by his brother Jim on November 10, 2013, and his parents George and Laura. 

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring,

date and location to be

announced.  For more about LaVerne’s life, and

to send condolences to the family, visit  In lieu of

flowers, donations in LaVerne’s memory may be made to Peachland

Wellness Center,

4426 – 5th Street,

Peachland, BC, V0H 1X6.

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