Reverend Norman TANNER

Reverend Norman Tanner of Summerland passed away quietly on July 7, 2007 at the age of 86. He is survived by his loving wife Joan and four children; Judy Hovi of Creston, BC, David in Crofton, BC, Ken in Salmon Arm, BC and Rob in Nanaimo, BC. There are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Norm was born on May 16, 1921 in Vancouver, BC. Upon graduation from the University of British Columbia he was ordained in the Anglican Church in 1949. The next year he took his wife, Joan, on a honeymoon to the Yukon to lead his fi rst Parish in Fort Selkirk. In 1960 Reverand Tanner was called to the Parishes of Summerland, Peachland and Westbank. His next and fi nal calling was to the Creston Valley in 1971. On retirement in 1986, Norm and Joan returned to Summerland to again enjoy the valley and their old friends. During his retirement, Norm continued as an honorary padre with the Canadian Legion. He was often seen walking through Summerland with his beloved dog, Kayla. Kayla would warmly greet people just as Norm had done throughout his life. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 11:00 am at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Summerland, BC with Reverend Daniel Croft presiding. A tea will follow in the Parish Hall. Memorial Tributes may be directed to the Moog and Friends Hospice House in Penticton. Condolences may be directed to the family by email: Summerland Funeral Home 250-494-7752 Providence Funeral Homes Inc.

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