Westbank pioneer Geoff Paynter dies after brief illness
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August 29, 2016 - 1:41 PM
WEST KELOWNA - Family and friends of Geoff Paynter are mourning the loss of the Westbank man after a brief illness.
The Paynter family pioneered in the Westbank area and Geoff, 69, had farming in his blood, first working the hayfields along Shannon Lake Road when just a boy and later on, the family farm, according to his obituary.
Geoff worked with the local irrigation district and the Central Okanagan Regional District in the 1970s and again in the 1990s.
Paynter retired from the family business in 1990 quitting not to put his feet up but pursue other opportunities, including logging and real estate development.
Geoff is survived by Marci, his wife of 33 years and the five Paynter children, Chandra, Travis, Nigel, Brent and Pete with which Geoff had close relationships.
A celebration of Geoff’s life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 at 3 p.m at Emmanuel Church, 2600 Hebert Road, West Kelowna, BC.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Plan Okanagan, 1650 Bernard Ave., Kelowna, BC V1Y 6R9 or Kelowna Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6.
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