October 21, 2021
It is with great sadness we announce, William (Bill) Jennings passed away quietly on Oct. 21, 2021. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Daphne of 64 years, and four sons: Brad (Jeanne), Shawn (Beverly), Michael (Marjorie) and Daniel (Eileen): He was a proud grandfather of 8 grandchildren; Carrolyn (Connor) Oldham, Brittany (Dan) Olivieri, and Robert ; Karl (Kirsty), Kristin (Levi) Te Brinke; Brad ( Kayla) Fournie; Melissa Anne (Chris) and David Michael: and nine great grandchildren; Angelina (Olivieri). Gabriella (Olivieri), Evangelina (Olivieri), Haley Anne (Fournie), Alyssa Paige (Fournie), Paisley (Allen) and Aubree Beverly Ruth (Te Brinke), Addison Alexandra Ruth (Te Brinke), and our special great grandson Hudson William (Jennings).
Bill Jennings loved life, and he lived it with great enthusiasm. Always self-employed, except for a short stint in the service.
Bill found his success in finance and was a very successful salesman, perhaps because he really enjoyed people. When he left the service, he went into life insurance in Ontario, and during off-hours, he found time to lead a young people’s group for the Church. Later, he returned home to B.C., still with life insurance but also looking into selling cars and management. Then he and his partner owned Kelly Car on Kingsway, with his Reader Board always catching the public eye and at election time: “NDP -No Down Payment, Liberal Terms and Conservative Prices.” He had a very honourable reputation along Kingsway, and when he shook your hand, you had a deal.
A few years later, he took two small hotels out of receivership, and in 1997 he built The Jordan River Inn. We turned a gravel pit into a beautiful garden and took many Bed and Breakfast guests hiking along the Juan de Fuca trail. Vancouver Island’s west coast was wonderful.
We will be having a celebration of life for Bill on November 20th at one o’clock. However due to the present circumstances we are limited in numbers, therefore attendance will be by invitation only. For those celebrating from home please light a candle and say a prayer in honor of Bill.Obituary
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