Dwight Allen McGillis

McGILLIS

DWIGHT ALLEN

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dwight on October 17, 2014, in Penticton at the age of 61. Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, he spent his formative years in Prince Albert, Sask. where Dwight had many summers at Christopher Lake. Every day was an adventure. In 1976 Dwight married the love of his life, Rita. His jewels Tara and David soon followed. After 4 years in Edmonton, the family moved to Penticton in 1980–“A place to live forever.” Dwight spent his working life in the carpentry-construction business and took great pride in his work. He always believed that if you were going to do a job, then — do it right, and Dwight took this to heart, and “Did it Right.” But most important, he cherished his family. He fondly remembered all the camping trips and adventures together as a family as they played and worked together. Dwight was always so proud of his children and all their many accomplishments and most of all – he loved them with all his heart. Dwight is lovingly remembered and survived by his wife Rita, his precious jewels — daughter Tara, son David (Kathleen), grandsons Braiden and Tristan as well as his parents Bruce and Margaret, brother Reg (Joan), sisters Debbie (Gerry) and Linda (Wally) brothers-in-law Ken (Barb), Gary (Rochelle) Alan (Jeanette), sisters-in-law Shirley (John) and Carol, as well as many nieces, nephews and special friends. A Celebration of Dwight’s Life will be held on Saturday October 25, 2014 – 1 PM at the Penticton Alliance Church – 197 Brandon Ave., Penticton, with Pastor Roland Hoeppner officiating. Reception to follow. Please no flowers by request. Condolences may be shared by visiting www.everdenrust.com