George BRIGHT

Passed away 12 June 2013 at Kelowna General Hospital. Keith was born on 24 August 1924 in St. Boswells, Saskatchewan. At age 10, he moved with his family to Vancouver. He served with the Canadian Scottish Regiment in World War II and was wounded in Normandy.

Keith had a distinguished career in the real estate and mortgage business in Vancouver. He served as president of the Mortgage Investment Association of B.C. and as president of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He moved to Chilliwack in 1975 and later founded the firm of Keith Bright Ltd. He served as president of the Chilliwack Real Estate Board. He was also a director of First Heritage Credit Union, a founding director of Life-Time Learning and was a member of the Chilliwack Rotary Club.

Keith and Mary retired to Kelowna in 1998, where they met many new friends. Keith relished his membership in the Global Investment Group and rarely missed the Saturday meetings with his business buddies.

Keith is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary. He is also survived by children Howard (Joanne), Deedrea Lewis, Patricia Allaby (Robert), and Pamela Edgar (Jim). He was pre-deceased by his granddaughter Kim Lewis, and is survived by ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, whom he adored, as well as sisters Hazel Stewart and Rosemary Shaw.

The family would like to acknowledge the outstanding care Keith received from his family physician, Dr. Marty Steinruck, who was with him right to the end. The funeral will take place at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna on Monday, June 17th at 1:00 pm. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.