Dan (Robert Daniel) Jenkins passed away on March 26 at Kelowna General Hospital, 22 days after suffering a major stroke. At 88 years of age, he lived a long, fulfilled life.
Dan grew up in Grassland, Alberta, one of 10 children in a large farming family. He hunted, fished and trapped from a young age, and always loved the outdoors. He worked for many years for Alberta Forestry Service, and was very proud of the work he accomplished. He was very proud of the work he did. In 1988 he took early retirement, and he and Martha moved to Peachland. They continued to make major hunting trips up north, as well as fishing and camping trips, which they had done for many years.
His witty sense of humour, and endless ‘life’ stories were enjoyed by many.
He is survived by his wife, Martha; their children, Chris (Lyle), Craig (Bonnie), Suzanne (Alrik), Kathy (Doug), Lori (Mark) and Corinne; 10 grandchildren; 12+ great grandchildren; his sister, Jewel and brother, Fred. Also, Margaret, Andy and family, and many great friends.
A Memorial Mass was held on Monday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in West Kelowna. It was live streamed by Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. You can watch a recording by clicking the link below.
Donations can be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, West Kelowna or to the Peachland Sportsmen’s Association.
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