It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Anne Whitney on August 19, 2014. Anne passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord with her son Dale and granddaughter Crystal by her side. A Celebration of Life will be held September 6 at 1pm at the Rose Garden in Penticton BC. Anne will be lovingly missed by her sons Dale Whitney, Rick (Anne) Schellenberg, and daughter Deanna (George) Jenner, grandchildren Dustin Whitney, Crystal Berry, Michael, Tony, and Mark Schellenberg, Darren Jenner Carrie Seamens and Jackie Walters and great grandchildren Angelina Gard, Jack Schellenberg, Liam and Lucas Schellenberg and Eden and Tye Schellenberg, Dani, Emery, Keelee, and Flynn Seamens and Trey and Kyra Walters. Anne was predeceased by her husband Frank Whitney.
Anne worked in many restaurants starting in the Banff, Canmore Alberta area, then moving to Penticton in 1964 she started her own restaurant business with her husband Frank. The small 40 seat business turned out to be extremely busy. They ran the Skaha Lake Cafe for five years, until they grew tired of it. Anne and Frank moved back to Canmore Alberta for a year to build Mountain Peaks Restaurant, again a very busy place. When Anne returned to Penticton she took over the kitchen at the Stardust Motor Inn. With Frank by her side they ran the restaurant at the Stardust for three years. They also had a small 7.75 acre farm in Summerland at the same time.
Anne loved to go camping with her husband in their 31 ft. fifth wheel trailer with their many friends. She was a member of the Royal Purple for many years. Also she was a member of the Legion in Canmore Alberta. In recent years Anne loved to watch curling on TV. Anne also liked comedy and murder mysteries.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Moog and Friends Hospice House would be greatly appreciated c/o Penticton & District Hospice Society