December 7, 1936 – August 23, 2022
In loving memory ~
We are saddened to announce the death of Kel Lister on August 23, 2022 at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, age 85.
Dearly missed by his wife Grace Lister (formerly Zeller). Kel is survived by his children Katherine, Stuart, Graeme (Sherri), Ronni and Jason (Amber) all of Courtenay BC, 7 granddaughters Sarah, Justine, Danielle, Tyne, Abigail, Sophia and Hannah, one great grandson Finn as well as Grace’s 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by all 4 of his siblings.
Born and raised in Chilliwack, Kel moved around the Province with Department of Highways and various road buildings companies until 1970 when he settled in Courtenay. He put his knowledge to work, owning and operating Courtenay Grading and Quality Asphalt before finishing his working career in the auto industry.
In 2003 Kel reconnected with Grace whom he had met 30 years earlier and moved to Kamloops. They married and travelled together for 19 years including 2 trips to Australia and many trips throughout Canada and the Western United States with Wells Gray Tours.
Kel lived a good life right to the last week, enjoying travelling, his vegetable garden and watching car races on TV. He and Grace attended services at St Pauls Anglican Cathedral regularly. He suffered a stroke on August 16 and passed away from cardiac arrest on August 23rd at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St Pauls Cathedral, 360 Nicola Street, Kamloops at 1 pm Wednesday September 21st. All are Welcome.
(The service will be recorded. Contact St Pauls for the link.)
- Support Centre
- Submit News Tip
- Trending Now
- Good News
- Photo Galleries
- Special Sections
- Contact Us
- Site Map