CORDELLE, Derrill Gordon

It is with profound sadness that the families of Derrill Cordelle, of Kelowna, BC, announce his passing on April 10, 2013 at the age of 92 years. Derrill is predeceased by his son David, his parents George and Minnie Cordelle and his sister Maxine. He will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife Grace. Together they shared an active and happy marriage of 66 years. Derrill was born in Coquitlam, BC and raised in the lower mainland. Joining the air force at the age of 18 he served overseas during World War II. Following the war Derrill married Grace and they raised their family in Keremeos, BC. During his working career Derrill owned and operated various super markets in BC and Alberta. He was proud to have shared this career firstly with his father and then secondly with his two sons. Derrill played baseball, basketball and golf. He was an active member of his community generously contributing to those in need. His quick wit and enthusiasm endeared him to friends whether on the golf course or a social gathering. Derrill is survived by his three children, Ian Cordelle, Drew Cordelle (Lana-Roi Ashton), Margot Sentes (Rick Sentes) and four grandchildren, Adam, Cordelle and Alexandria Rich and Reid Cordelle. A service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:30 am at St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 607 – 5th Street, Keremeos, BC. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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