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Couple killed in Penticton apartment fire identified

William and Margaret Taylor of Penticton were killed in the fire that swept through the Clarence House apartments on Elm Avenue in Penticton, Oct. 27, 2020.
Image Credit: Kettle Valley Memorial Funeral Services
November 02, 2020 - 9:26 AM

The people who were killed in the apartment fire last week in Penticton have been identified.

Kettle Valley Memorial Funeral Services obituary identifies William Taylor and his wife Margaret Taylor who died on Tuesday, Oct. 27, the day of the devastating fire at the Clarence House apartment building at 217 Elm Street. Phone records indicate the Taylor's lived at that address.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the displaced fire victims at www.redcross.ca/donate and also to the B.C. SPCA at 2200 Dartmouth Dr. in Penticton. The Taylor’s family extends their thanks in the obituary notice to everyone for their caring thoughts and prayers during this time.

Dozens of residents were left homeless by the blaze. The fire spread so quickly, occupants were forced to flee with little more than the clothes on their backs. An investigation into the fire continues, but the cause is believed to have been accidental.

The Salvation Army and local Red Cross are currently collecting donations on behalf of the victims.

The Penticton Online Thrift Store is also offering support, opening its warehouse to fire victims in need. If you have donations, the thrift store can be contacted at 250-462-0904.

A fire broke out in the Clarence House apartment complex at 217 Elm Avenue in Penticton last Tuesday, Oct. 27, claiming the lives of William and Margaret Taylor.
A fire broke out in the Clarence House apartment complex at 217 Elm Avenue in Penticton last Tuesday, Oct. 27, claiming the lives of William and Margaret Taylor.

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