JAMES ALEXANDER (ALEX) KEAN

James Alexander (Alex) Kean

Passed away peacefully in Penticton at the Hamlets on November 11, 2013 at the age of 88 years. Alex was born in Summerland on April 12, 1925. Enrolling in the Canadian army at the age of 18 in 1943, he served 3 years. He married and raised two children in Summerland and was very active in the Legion, golf club and curling club. Enjoying one of his favorite past times, Alex spent many days at the golf course with his golfing buddies. After 25 years of service with the government, Alex retired in Oliver, BC with his wife Catherine until moving to Penticton in 2009. He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine Kean; his children, Rob (Rose), Cheryl (Kelly); grandchildren, Josh Bronk, Amanda Bronk, Kelsey Kean and Shanna Kean, and great?grandson, Ethan Bronk. He is also survived by his sister, Helen (Arnie) White and many nieces and nephews. Alex was predeceased by his parents, James and Helen Kean, and brothers, David and Dennis. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Special thanks to the wonderful caring staff at the Hamlets. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the CNIB. You are invited to leave a fond memory or message of condolence at the family’s on?line guest book at www.everdenrust.com.