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First Memorial Funeral Services

1211 Sutherland Ave, Kelowna, BC

OBITUARY

Warren John Cunningham

20 March , 19349 September , 2019

CUNNINGHAM, Dr. Warren John: (1934-2019) Dr. Warren Cunningham passed away peacefully on September 9, 2019. Born in Nipawin Saskatchewan, his family moved to Victoria when he was young. He studied medicine at the University of British Columbia and moved to Vernon BC upon graduation, where he practiced as a dedicated family physician for 40 years. He served as an active Rotarian into his 80’s, holding office of District Governor in his 70s. Never one to sit still, Warren loved singing and sports (especially hockey, skiing, sailing, and golf!). He did not know personal illness until diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in his final few years. Warren is survived by daughters Kathleen, Cheryl (Darrell), Lori (Dan) and Janice; grand-daughters Caitlin (Tim) and Keely; great-grandson, Theo; and by Yvonne, his longtime partner. Warren is predeceased by parents, Ernie and Kathleen, sister Sheila, and brother Brooks. The memorial will be a family affair at Warren’s request. Prayers are welcome, and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC would be preferred. The family extends a special thank-you to the staff at Kelowna General Hospital and at Spring Valley Care Home for their loving and attentive care of Warren in his final few months. Condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com . Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC . 250-762-2299

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Patricia Hesketh

10 October 2019

I was sad to hear of Warren's passing. He was my Doctor and friend for many years. I will always be grateful for the help I received from him when my father had a breakdown while visiting from England. I also remember having a party to celebrate being in Canada for 10 years. That night he challenged me on not becoming a Canadian citizen. I realized he was right and I became a citizen and it was one of the best moves of my life!!! I also have fond memories of Joanne and Warren's parties at the lake. I loved the beans baked in the ground and the raft party where we built rafts as families and raced them. I enjoyed Warren at Rotary until he moved to Kelowna. Blessings to the family and Yvonne. He was a good man. Love Patricia

Penny Baker

18 September 2019

To Warrens family, and Yvonne..

We have many wonderful memories with Warren and Yvonne..
Glasses of wine, dinner parties, and even a few dances. Christmas dinners, and bbq.

Warren was a gentle man, kind and compassionate. He adored Yvonne...and always spoke highly of his girls, especially their adventures. We truly will miss him.

Arms around each of you, Penny and Marvyn Baker

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY