William (Bill) Hemmett

William (Bill) Hemmett


Passed away peacefully on February 22, 2013, age 92.

Survived by Marjorie, his wife of 73 years, sons; Rob(Pam) of Richmond B.C., Ray(Patti) of Kamloops, B.C, daughter

Janyce Chmelka(Ken) of

Colorado Springs, Co.,

six grandchildren; Shannon, Cameron, Darryl, Jeffrey,

Colin and Conor. Born in Moose Jaw, Sk, Bill and

Marj moved to Kelowna

in 1946, Bill became a

well-known and respected businessman in Kelowna’s

earlier years. His inventive

and creative nature led him to a variety of business

ventures including: owning a machine shop, gold mining

at Cherryville, crushing cars and moving scrap iron,

instructor at Okanagan College and rebuilding antique

engines. His work was his hobby and he worked right up

to his final days. He was well known for his mastery of

machining and was a constant source of advice to

friends and colleagues in the automotive industry.

There will be a gathering for family and friends at the

Hemmett’s, 1845 Watson Road, on Saturday, March 2,

2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations

may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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