Hal (Harold) William Whitford
Born June 25, 1952 in Creston B.C. Passed away surrounded by love at his home on July 17, 2014. Left missing him, his wife LaVerne who loved and adored him. The kids Lacy, Jeannie, Allan, Tina and Michelle. His grandchildren who he thought the world of Madison, Avery, Layla, Nathan, Matthew, Boyd, Tyler, Grady, Colby, Emma, Kyla and Jesson. His special nephew Rod Zorn, his sisters Bonnie and Pat and their family. All of LaVerne’s family felt honoured to have Hal in their lives. Gone to see his parents Charles and Jessie, his niece Michelle and many friends waiting to jam with him.
Hal had a love and passion for music which was obvious anytime he performed. He had a very successful career in music but still managed to find the time to golf with his wife LaVerne and watch “those” Blue Jays. Hal was a dedicated Grandpa and always had time to do something special with the Grandkids. Encouraging them with their music, making them special cards and gifts, they particularly enjoyed his humour.
Hal and LaVerne came to Penticton from the Kootenays for a couple weeks in 2004 to help with their grandchildren and never left. Over the years he has made many good friends who enjoyed his company and music.
“If I were to die today
My life would be more than ok.
For the time I’ve spent with you
Is like a dream come true.
And if this was the last goodbye,
No more tears to dry.
I’d say it one more time,
It’s been more than fine.”
Celebration of Life Saturday July 26th at the Penticton Legion Hall at 2:00 pm. With a special musical tribute by his nephew Rod Zorn and his band 23 North from Nakusp. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Credible Cremations.