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FILE - Actress Jennifer Aniston, left, poses with her father, actor John Aniston, after she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Feb. 23, 2012. John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89. The actor’s daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, announcing that he had died Friday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

John Aniston, star of ‘Days of Our Lives,’ dead at 89

Aniston also starred in The West Wing, Gilmore Girls

 

Retired Vernon B.C. Supreme Court Justice Frank Cole has died at the age of 79. (Morning Star - file photo)

Retired Vernon Justice remembered for work ethic, laughter

Supreme Court Justice Frank Cole (retired) dies at age 79

 

Griffiths Taynton

September 14, 1935 - November 5, 2022In loving memory ~ To hear…

  • Nov 5, 2022

 

Lori Noreen Pringle

April 10, 1955 - November 3, 2022In Loving Memory ~ It is…

  • Nov 3, 2022

Gwendolen (Gwen) Owen

May 30, 1933 - November 1, 2022In loving memory ~ Gwendolen (Gwen)…

  • Nov 1, 2022

Lily Ann Ford (nee Romaniuk)

September 23, 1941 - October 27, 2022In loving memory ~ Lily Ann…

  • Oct 27, 2022

Leonard Garold Harker “Len”

October 9, 1939 - October 2, 2022In loving memory ~ Survived by…

  • Oct 2, 2022

Sonja Cundy

October 1, 2022In loving memory Sonja Maria Antonia Pypers was born in…

  • Oct 1, 2022

Heather Rebecca Gillis Johnson

September 24, 1965 - September 18, 2022Our family are saddend to announce…

  • Sep 18, 2022

James Bruce Bolenback

September 15, 2022In loving memory ~ Passed away peacefully at his home…

  • Sep 15, 2022
Claire Wickett took this photo of Queen Elizabeth II outside the Vernon Recreation Centre in March 1983, while sitting atop the shoulders of her dad, Ian Wickett. The Queen and Prince Philip visited Vernon to help the city celebrate its 90th anniversary. (Salmon Arm Observer Collection, archives @ R.J. Haney Heritage Village Museum)

Vernon residents fondly remember lunch with Her Majesty

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were in town in 1983 to celebrate Vernon’s 90th anniversary

Claire Wickett took this photo of Queen Elizabeth II outside the Vernon Recreation Centre in March 1983, while sitting atop the shoulders of her dad, Ian Wickett. The Queen and Prince Philip visited Vernon to help the city celebrate its 90th anniversary. (Salmon Arm Observer Collection, archives @ R.J. Haney Heritage Village Museum)
Olivia Newton John performs during the Viña del Mar International Song Festival at the Quinta Vergara in Viña del Mar, Chile, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Believed to be one of the largest musical events in Latin America, the annual five-day festival was inaugurated in 1960. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Olivia Newton-John, beloved star of Grease, dead at 73

Newton-John ‘passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning’

Olivia Newton John performs during the Viña del Mar International Song Festival at the Quinta Vergara in Viña del Mar, Chile, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Believed to be one of the largest musical events in Latin America, the annual five-day festival was inaugurated in 1960. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
FILE - Actor Nichelle Nichols speaks during the Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nichols, who gained fame as Lt. Ntoya Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, died Saturday, July 30, 2022, her family said. She was 89. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)

Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ has died at 89

Nichols more recently known for role in TV series ‘Heroes’

FILE - Actor Nichelle Nichols speaks during the Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention at The Westin O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., Sunday, June 8, 2014. Nichols, who gained fame as Lt. Ntoya Uhura on the original “Star Trek” television series, died Saturday, July 30, 2022, her family said. She was 89. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - Bill Russell grins at announcement that he had been named coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team, April 18, 1966. (AP Photo, File)

Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend, dies at 88

Russell was first ever Black head coach of any major U.S. sport

FILE - Bill Russell grins at announcement that he had been named coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team, April 18, 1966. (AP Photo, File)
Larry Brewster was a 25-year employee of Vernon Esso/Tim Hortons Express on 32nd Street who never missed a day of work. He died at age 78 in a Vernon care home, and his friends are trying to raise funds for an appropriate tribute. (Contributed)

Vernon gas jockey never missed a day

Larry Brewster worked a quarter-century at Vernon Esso without missing a day of work

Larry Brewster was a 25-year employee of Vernon Esso/Tim Hortons Express on 32nd Street who never missed a day of work. He died at age 78 in a Vernon care home, and his friends are trying to raise funds for an appropriate tribute. (Contributed)
Anna Fonyo died at age 89 in Kelowna on May 5. (Contributed)

Vernon cook, baker, dancer, mother of Marathon of Hope runner, dies at 89

Anna Fonyo and husband operated The Pyrogy House restaurant in 1980s; son Stephen ran across Canada

Anna Fonyo died at age 89 in Kelowna on May 5. (Contributed)

Diane Huey

April 29, 2022Diane Huey passed away peacefully on April 29th, 2022, at…

  • Apr 29, 2022

Murvin Kenneth Baker

August 18, 1930 - April 26, 2022It is with great sadness we…

  • Apr 26, 2022

Benedetto ‘Ben’ Mazzarella

1930-2022  ~   The family of Ben Mazzarella of Princeton, BC is saddened to…

  • Apr 8, 2022
A funeral procession of tow trucks from Kelowna to Vernon and back was held Saturday, March 12, for Dave Jones of Kelowna’s Brian’s Towing, who died Feb. 15. Jones’ 1994 red Kenworth truck is seen leading the procession into Vernon. (Tanya Taylor Photo)

WATCH: Okanagan tow truck driver remembered with truck procession

Dave Jones of Kelowna’s Brian’s Towing died Feb. 15; friends held truck procession from Kelowna to Vernon March 12

A funeral procession of tow trucks from Kelowna to Vernon and back was held Saturday, March 12, for Dave Jones of Kelowna’s Brian’s Towing, who died Feb. 15. Jones’ 1994 red Kenworth truck is seen leading the procession into Vernon. (Tanya Taylor Photo)