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1951 - 2016
Eduard FESTEL Obituary
FESTEL, Eduard: Born April 17, 1951 - Aug 25, 2016. It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Eduard Festel on Aug 25, 2016. Ed put up a valiant struggle with multiple myeloma.Ed, who was born in Bern Switzerland, was predeceased by his wife Claire in 2014. He lived an adventurous career leading fellow outdoors follks through the mountains of Europe, Asia and the Americas. He lived many years in his beloved Yukon where he operated a wilderness lodge before finally settling on Marsh Lake and then began operating a hotel in Whitehorse. Aviation was a large part of Ed's Life and hewas an excellent aviator. When he finally retired to Penticton in 2010 he became a stalwart member of our Penticton Flying Club,CASARA Search and Rescue and served on the executive of the flying club for years. He had an awesome ability to organize and motivate. His adventurous ways did not stop with retirement as every year he travelled northwith his wife Claire to the Arctic, NWT, Yukon and Alaska in their Cessna EIJ. Ed was a "great guy" and will be sorely missed by his partner Leslie Evans and his many good friends. A Celebration of Life with be held at the Penticton Flying Club at 126 Dakota Way on Sunday, Sept 4th at 4:00 pm. Ifyou are able to attend please RSVP [email protected] catering purposes. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.providencefuneralhomes.com. 250-493-1774
Published in Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group on Aug. 31, 2016
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