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Marianne Christa Jentsch
May 30, 1932 – February 3, 2019
On Sunday, February 3, 2019, Mrs. Marianne Christa Jentsch of Oliver passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home surrounded by family at the age of 86 years.
She was predeceased by her son Peter Jentsch in July 1970; husband Carl-Heinz Jentsch in January 1994 and siblings Ruth Strohmann, Margret DuMont and Helmut Huttemann.
Marianne will be fondly remembered by her loving family including son, Dieter (Angela) Jentsch and grandchildren Peter, Jurgen, Erik and Mattias Jentsch; son, Chris (Betty) Jentsch and granddaughters Megan, Danielle (Rick) and Emily Jentsch; brother-in-law Bernie Strohmann of Penticton and Jutta Huttemann of Penticton.
Marianne was born in Penticton along with her two younger sisters and brother to Werner and Else Huttemann. While returning to Germany in the late 30’s to visit their ailing grandmother, the family tragically were trapped in war torn Europe and would not return back until after the war. After spending most of the second world war in a Dutch town and a year in Southern England, she returned back to Penticton where she met Carl-Heinz Jentsch in Summerland. They were married on November 28, 1953 and began life long careers as orchardists, first from their cabin on Jones Flat, later growing fruit in Westbank and Kelowna. They settled and began raising their three sons in the Ellison area and the expansion of their farming base began. The family moved to Oliver, BC in 1978.
Marianne continued farming until the passing of Carl in 1994, retiring from day to day farming activities but still enjoyed her grandchildren and her beautiful garden at the farm house.
She later moved off the farm to across from the Oliver airport and enjoyed watching all the activities happening outside her large living room window. Marianne was exceptionally kind, honest and hardworking. She never uttered a negative word and always approached life optimistically.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
Highway 97, in both directions. Rock slide between Bridgeman Rd and N Beach Rd for 4.5 km (Summerland). Road closed. Scalers & excavators working on site & removing material. Detour Hwy 97C, Hwy 5A & Hwy 3A to Hwy 3. Alternative route between Penticton & Kelowna via 201 FSR. Access via Hwy 33 and McCulloch Rd near Big White or via Warren Ave/Carmi Ave in Penticton. Maximum 5 tonne vehicles only.
Next update time Wed Feb 6 at 12:00 PM PST.
Due to the closure of Hwy 97, the Recycling Centre at the Osoyoos & District Sanitary Landfill is temporarily closed.
The bins are full and Planet Earth is unable to pick up.
Please click on the link below for more details.
With the air temperature around -12C and the windchill pushing it close to -19C on Sunday February 3rd, 2 Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue (OOSAR) members participated in an Ice Safety Rescue Tech 2 course taught by Chris Armstrong with Rescue Canada.
The members learned basic safety and hazard assessment along with self rescue and companion rescue on flat/static ice. The classroom portion of the course was held in Penticton and hosted by Penticton and District Search and Rescue with the on ice, in water portion of the course held at Yellow Lake along Highway 3A.
Photo credits Chris Armstrong, Rescue Canada. Write up Kyle Fossett, Oliver/Osoyoos Search and Rescue
OOSAR has 3 members trained as Ice Safety Rescue Techs and works as part of a regional team with the other 3 teams (Penticton, Keremeos, and Princeton) with in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen.
Team B Side
Kiwanis Junior Bonspiel
The Oliver Curling Club hosted the annual Kiwanis Junior Bonspiel on February 2, 2019 at the Eastlink Curling Centre. Curlers and their families came from Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver, although one player from Kelowna didn’t get through before the rock slide on the highway. But the show went on!
Six teams competed on the A side, with a team of Penticton and Oliver players taking first place in the overall standings: Tane and Keiji Kita from Penticton, Tyler Antunes and Brandon Paetkau from Oliver. They narrowly inched past the Kelowna team with three players: Joe Kentel, Anthony Schembre and Charly Reed. On the B side, the young curlers played three games and made up new teams each time they played. Everyone showed excellent sporting spirit and enthusiasm, even with a bit of adversity during games and lunch (looks like curlers and a table of food went over sometime during the day!). By the end, everyone emerged with smiles and prizes.
Rosemary Pritchard represented the Kiwanis Club of Oliver and gave a cheque to Oliver Curling Club President Dave McCombe and Junior Coordinator Phil Anderson with the Kiwanis’ generous support for both the bonspiel and our Junior Program. Rosemary also presented prize envelopes to the first and second place teams.
Huge thanks to all our young curlers and their families, our dedicated volunteers (especially Tony Murray and Sylvia Lowe for the amazing lunch) and our awesome sponsors for making this day happen!
Coming up next is the Combined Men and Ladies Bonspiel at the Oliver Curling Club on February 22-24. Check out our website for more info: eastlinkcurlingcentre.ca
Jr Bonspiel 2019 winner A1: Rosemary Pritchard of the Kiwanis awarding 1st prize to Tane Kita (Penticton), Tyler Antunes (Oliver), Keiji Kita (Penticton). Missing: Brandon Paetkau (Oliver) who had to leave early.
Jr Bonspiel 2019 Team B side: All the great sports who played on different teams on the B side. Pictured Top