Bennie Monteleone

Born in Nelson, BC on September 9, 1915, passed away peacefully in Kelowna on June 10, 2015 at the age of 99. Bennie is survived by his son Bernie (Ev), daughter Vivienne Hyssop (Norm), step-daughter Darlene Fisher, step-son Ron Fisher (Marlene), seven grandchildren (Lynn, Monte, Brad, Jason, Cheryl, Terri, and Kevin), eleven great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. Bennie was predeceased by his first wife Georgina, his second wife Mary, his sister Yvonne Stangherlin, his grandson Donnie Hyssop and great grandson Devon. Bennie spent his first 86 years in Nelson, served in WWII in the RCAF and worked for the CP Express for 38 years. An avid fisherman and photographer, Bennie was well known in the Kootenays for his musical prowess on the piano with his various dance bands. Bennie and Mary moved to Kelowna in 2001. His warm smile and piano playing will be deeply missed by family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 839 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC with Father Sebastian as Celebrant. Following a reception at the ICC parish hall, an Interment will be held at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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