Randall (Randy) Dean Baltis

September 15, 1950 – April 17, 2024

It is with much sadness that we announce that another member of our WKPC passed away on April 17 with his wife of 34 Anne Power years at his side. Randy fought a courageous battle after suffering a stroke, with side effects including vascular dementia.

Randy loved sports and competition. He was a skilled golfer and badminton player, then pickleball became his passion. Throughout his life he displayed kindness and patience as was noticed with lesser skilled players on the pickleball courts.

Randy always had a bit of a mischievous smile and a good sense of humour.

Many of us have wonderful memories of Randy. He will be missed.

Our deepest sympathies to Anne.

From your WKPC community

It is with great sadness we let you know of the passing of one of our Pickleball members, Don Porter, after a very recent diagnosis of cancer.

Don was a current board member of the Sonoma Pines community which he was passionate about and also served on other committees.

Don enjoyed golfing, pickleball recently at Emmanuel Church and mahjong. 

A service for Don will take place at the Springfield funeral home April 4th at 1:00 pm.

He will be greatly missed.

Our deepest sympathies to his children, Norma and friends.

From your WKPC community 

Once again we are reaching out on behalf of one of our own – Ken Taylor is a longtime member of our club and is in desperate need of a kidney transplant.

Living organ donation is an act of altruism that reduces the wait time for patients in need of a life-saving kidney or liver. Ken’s family have all been screened and tested, but unfortunately none have been found compatible for donation. For that reason we are reaching out using all of our resources in hopes that someone will consider this life-saving act.

Please look into the “Living Donor” program in British Columbia. More information can be found by clicking on this LINK to visit he Transplant program of the BC Health Authority.

Thank you from the Taylor family and the West Kelowna Pickleball Club.

Heartbreaking news for our Pickleball Community today.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Hank Bryce. Hank was one of the founders of our club and we have all benefited from his wisdom and dedication whether we realized it or not. Hank was a pillar of our community who always seemed to be in a good mood and had the time and generosity that made our world a better place. 

We do not know any details of a public celebration of Hank’s life as of yet. We will post these details on our website as well as on our social media. As a club we will hold our own memorial event and will communicate the details when they are ready. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bev and her family at this very difficult time.