Sep 6, 1961 – Nov 28, 2017
Lance was born in Winnipeg, MB on September 6th, 1961 and lived most of his years in various small towns throughout BC. He passed away unexpectedly on November 28th, in Penticton. He was joined by his father Martin Pedersen who also passed later that evening.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Chris and Gudrun Pedersen, and his mother, Dolores Pedersen Williams.
Left to mourn are his children Jade (mother Lyndi) and Landen (mother Sonya), his stepmother Margaret, his brother Chris (Irene), sisters Michelle (Ken), Debbie (Jim), Leanne (James) and Ella (Alistair) as well as many nieces and nephews.
Lance loved his family and his friends and had a deep affinity for nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing and would sometimes spend entire days dangling a hook in the water.
Lance connected with people wholeheartedly. He was sensitive, kind, gentle, forgiving and kept company with many friends wherever he went. He was adventurous and hardworking, acquiring an array of professional skills throughout his life that were reflected in the jobs he took on.
Lance’s greatest pride in life were his two children who he loved more than anything. The birth of his beautiful daughter Jade opened his heart and continued to be an immense source of pride for him throughout his life. In recent years, Lance’s young son Landen was the center of his world. Lance absolutely adored him and tried so hard to be a better person for him.
Lance’s passing is a great loss to his family and friends and he will be missed by many.
A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, December 10th at 3:00 pm at The Salvation Army at 2469 S. Main St., Penticton.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Lance’s name to the Salvation Army Food Bank, Pathways in Penticton or in support of the work by Dr. Gabor Mate.