Bela, “Bill on the Hill”
Bill passed August 8th at 4:38 pm peacefully with his granddaughter by his side in Penticton, BC. Bela was born in Lenti, Hungary. At age 19 he came to Canada on “the boat” in 1956. He met his wife of 50 years, Lilly Ida Irene Emile in 100 Mile House. They worked hard and raised their family in the Okanagan, settling on the hill in Kaleden, BC. They are survived by 5 kids: Alan Jagodics, Winnifred Chingee, Shirley Harrold, Barbara Jagodics and Lawrence Jagodics. 13 Grandchildren: Christopher, Alex, Jayson, Jeremy, Maria, Marlon, Gregory, Stevie, Reggie, Kyle, Paisley, Elijah and Christian. Bill was known for his gift of gab, love for his family and his generosity. We will miss his Santa Claus beard and his sense of humour. Bela was loved by all and will be greatly missed. We love you Dad. Bill’s Celebration of Life will take place at the Penticton Seniors Drop-in Centre, 2965 S. Main Street, Penticton, BC. September 19th, 1pm to 4pm. All are welcome, a light lunch will be available.