Despite only hearing gunshots in training, the war still taught Fletcher many things. He said even today, there are opportunities to nourish peace around the world, through education. The frost-free period extends for 164 days on average between the final spring frost and the first fall frost. “Every day, somebody comes up with a new way of how to kill you,” said Fletcher, adding that more focus should be put on how to preserve life, rather than take it away. Fletcher was born in Alberta in 1926 with a sense of adventure. According to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26, Fletcher is one of the last remaining Second World War veterans in Kelowna. August is in the summer in Kelowna and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. August 2018 saw an average daytime low of 13.1 C, compared to the overnight low seasonal average of 10.6 C. The hottest day of this past month hit 37.0 C on Thursday, August 9, 2018, about 2 C under the extreme maximum ever recorded in Kelowna on August 4, 1998 when it hit 39.3 C. August 2018 was also very dry compared to other years. Each November, he thinks of his many brothers, cousins and friends who never came home. She married Fred Cojocar in 1946, and they farmed near Dahinda until 1974 when they moved to Kelowna. The average overnight low, however, was a couple of degrees warmer this month compared to the climate average. Anne was a hardworking farm wife, homemaker, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend to many, and she will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. It’s a number of people getting up and starting to think all on the same line,” he said, adding there must be a common goal, pursued with vigour. Weather forecast in mobile app. After a long stretch of smoke in the middle of August, the cooler weather pattern lately has been a welcome change for many because of the cleaner air and better visibility. However, in August 2018, the Kelowna weather station at UBCO received only 10.7 mm of rain in just 6 days out of the 31 days in the month. She was sadly predeceased by her infant son Barry 1955; her granddaughter Leanne 1978; husband Fred 1985; Son-in-law Ed 2000; Son Ken 2012; sister Verona (Billie); and brother Dan. She led a long life alone after dad passed in 1985 but had her little companion Muffy to keep her company for many years. Kelowna Weather History for the Previous 24 Hours Show weather for: Previous 24 hours August 26, 2020 August 25, 2020 August 24, 2020 August 23, 2020 August 22, 2020 August 21, 2020 August 20, 2020 August 19, 2020 August 18, 2020 August 17, 2020 August 16, 2020 August 15, 2020 August 14, 2020 August 13, 2020 August 12, 2020 August 11, 2020 Mom struggled with chronic insomnia and rheumatoid arthritis for many years but still managed to be there for her family when needed. Despite not feeling the sting of a bullet or discomfort of the trenches, the Kelowna veteran was not spared the slow torture of war. Submitted by Brian Anderson on August 26, 2020 - 12:23pm. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, In the belly of the ship, Fletcher worked as a damage controlman, ensuring mechanics continued to work properly while cleaning up any debris which could interfere. She will be remembered by her children Karen Copp of Kelowna, BC, Noreen Pradinuk (Dan) of Regina, SK, and Allen Cojocar (Carol) of Kelowna, BC; her grandchildren Lainey (Mike), Dyana (Kari), Debbie (Derek), Mike, Kevin (Tiffany), Glynnis (Christopher), Sam (Britt), and Hilary; her great-grandchildren Morgan, Brenden, Aaron, Marcus, Michael, Nevaya, Macy, Jaxon and Ollie; as well as her siblings Jeannie Clark of Regina, SK, George Colcerin of Regina, SK, and Pete Colcerin of Kelowna; and numerous nieces and nephews. There aren’t many things Fletcher hasn’t done.

94-year-old Kelowna Veteran and retired reverend, Dick Fletcher sits in his living room, reminiscing about his time in the military. It was May 1944, and Fletcher, barely 120 pounds, puffed out his chest in order to pass and be accepted into the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR). She will be remembered by her children Karen Copp of Kelowna, BC, Noreen Pradinuk (Dan) of … “It was a good go, and I didn’t have to worry about bombs and things like that because the war was over.”, [gps-image name=”23295147_web1_HMS_Warrior_-R31-_MOD_45139702.jpg”].

Warm summers characterized by low humidity along with relatively mild winters mean Kelowna's weather is envied by much of Canada! Despite his love for modern technology, Fletcher admitted: modern warfare terrifies him. But we knew where they were, and we knew how to protect ourselves. @newspaperphilLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Barely old enough to drive, Fletcher took a leap of faith. For years, the veteran has spoken to students at UBCO in Kelowna. The weather in Kelowna is one reason why so many of our visitors become residents. The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Kelowna in August is 10.6°C (51.08°F). The average daytime high for Kelowna is 27.6 C based on data from all months of August between 1981 to 2010. Just two years after joining, Fletcher left the Navy. [gps-image name=”23295147_web1_201112-KCN-DickFletcher-McLachlanP_2.jpg”]. Condition: Cloudy Pressure: 101.5 kPa 30.0 inches. This year, with ceremonies cancelled due to COVID-19, he plans on simply laying a wreath at the Kelowna cenotaph, and spending the rest of the day in remembrance. A life well lived. They enjoyed the beauty of the mountains and lake and the milder winters. And they have to learn how to coincide and live together. Frost normally returns here on October 9. After Japan surrendered in August 1945, Fletcher was sent, along with many other Canadians, out from Halifax to Ireland and Scotland aboard Canada’s first aircraft carrier, the HMS Warrior. Animals. “What it taught me, was the fact that peace is the most important thing we have. Kelowna typically has 118 days a year when the minimum temperature is at 0 °C or below.

After enlisting, he took his training at CFB Cornwallis and was stationed as a Stoker in Eastern Canada.